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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September 26, 2018

I was in the fifth grade when Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006) filled the atmosphere with political and scientific debate. The topic was global climate change, and the reception was contentious.

My understanding of “global warming” was something close to zero at the time when my then-art teacher showed the controversial documenta...