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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The UT chapter of Alpha Lambda Mu, the first Muslim fraternity in the United States, recently joined the

Interfraternity Council. Before Alpha Lambda Mu, the last addition was in 2006, making the achievement all the sweeter for ALM.

“Joining IFC holds grave importance to us. It’s an extra step towards ALM getting involved in Greek Life. And it’s a st...