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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February 10, 2016

February is known for Valentine’s Day, where people across the globe proclaim their love with flowers and chocolate. Even before the Feb. 14, there is another V-Day that many celebrate — it’s a day dedicated to vaginas.

V-Day is a “global activist movement” to end violence against women of all ages, according to their website. By promoting creative...

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