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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October 19, 2016

“Toledo has a huge issue with food insecurity. About one in six individuals in Ohio are food insecure. This means that they are not sure where their next meal is going to come from; they’re not sure that they are able to afford food.”

According to Jessica Kruger, a doctoral student in Health Education and the chair of the board of director for Food...