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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April 1, 2015

The University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees recently heard a proposal to convert Rocket Hall into a new alumni center.

The UT Foundation hopes to use the land to create a newer and better location where the university’s constituents will be able to gather, according to Matthew Schroeder, the vice president of real estate and business development at...

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