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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Two pieces of two separate sculptures were found missing on March 15.

“Profiling,” a white metal outline of three people, featuring a mother, father and child, stands along the path between the Student Union and Field House. The child, which stands about three feet tall, was stolen.

“Three Tenors,” near the Root Bridge at the corner of North Towervie...

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