April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independent Collegian sat down with UTPD Chief Jeff Newton to sort through what really happened. 

Q: What happened outside of Carlson Library a couple of weeks ago? There were rumors all the way from jumpings to gang initiations. What really happened? 

A: “[The rumors] are mystifying. I think it’s just one of the effects of social media. We had one report that happened on Sunday, [April 14] at 10 p.m. where an individual called and indicated that he was struck in the face by an unknown individual. Nothing...

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October 30, 2018

With the season winding down, every MAC game is critical. The UT Rocket volleyball team felt that importance this past weekend when they split two contests against MAC rivals Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.

The first game of the weekend was a five-set barn burner against Western Michigan at Savage Arena.

In the first set, it was all Broncos....