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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November 7, 2017

We have a serious safety issue at the University of Toledo.

The problem? No one is communicating with students about crime or concerned about fixing gaps in security, leaving students vulnerable. 

It was only a matter of time before something happened, and something did.

Last week, seven cars parked in the University of Toledo East Ramp parking garage...