Apartheid wall raises awareness for Palestine

Apartheid wall raises awareness for Palestine

Trevor Stearns, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2014
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Students for Justice in Palestine set up an apartheid wall on Thursday, Oct. 23 outside of the Student Union as they looked to add signatures to their petition. The Israeli West Bank barrier — the real-life apartheid wall — is set up along the 1949 Armistice Line. Israel claims that it protects... Read more »

Student focused legislations take center stage at meeting

Student focused legislations take center stage at meeting

Colleen Anderson, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2014
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Tension bubbled briefly to the surface as Student Government members discussed a food bank donation and election day busing legislation. SG senator Benjamin Lynn, the author of the approved food bank resolution, said he became interested after seeing it mentioned on his friend Zach Rasey’s Facebook... Read more »

Former UT softball coach files Title IX suit

Former UT softball coach files Title IX suit

Emily Johnson and Colleen Anderson
October 29, 2014
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A former University of Toledo softball coach filed a Title IX complaint suit against the university following her forced resignation last November. Former UT softball coach of five years Tarrah Beyster has listed several complaints according to the suit. Beyster had extensive experience in athletics... Read more »

Position unfilled

Position unfilled

Colleen Anderson, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2014
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After the departure of program coordinator for the Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Services Fatima Pervaiz, her position has remained unfilled, raising concerns from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally/asexual community. Pervaiz previously worked in the Office... Read more »

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2014
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Non-traditional students are anything but non-traditional these days — about 73 percent of undergraduates are considered “non-traditional students,” according to the National Center for Education Statistics. As the percent of nationwide non-traditional students grows, so does the recognition... Read more »

Former UT softball coach files Title IX suit against university

Former UT softball coach files Title IX suit against university

Emily Johnson and Colleen Anderson
October 22, 2014
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This story has been edited to include the University of Toledo's statement regarding the suit. A former University of Toledo softball coach filed a Title IX complaint suit against the university after a forced resignation last November. Former coach Tarrah Beyster listed several complaints... Read more »

Housing changes made to better campus life

Amanda Pitrof, News Editor
October 22, 2014
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Between renovations, construction and future plans, Academic House, the new Honors Academic Village and Carter Hall are the focus of changes to campus housing. A-House renovations include mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as painting, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president... Read more »

Library hours extended to accommodate students

Library hours extended to accommodate students

Katelyn Montgomery, Staff Reporter
October 22, 2014
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Carlson Library will be open for extended hours during Oct. 19-23, and again from Oct. 26-30. The first floor of Carlson Library will be open from midnight to 7 a.m on those days. SG President Clayton Notestine explained SG’s objective in resuming this policy: “It is Student Government’s... Read more »

UT law student accused of sexual conduct with minor

UT law student accused of sexual conduct with minor

Amanda Pitrof, News Editor
October 22, 2014
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A third-year law student at the University of Toledo was indicted Friday, Oct. 17 for several felonious charges and is waiting in jail until his arraignment Wednesday, Oct. 22. Josef Vrtiska, 26, faces one second-degree charge for “illegal use of a minor and nudity oriented material,” three third-degree... Read more »

Students removed from board, protest for survivor support

Students removed from board, protest for survivor support

Colleen Anderson and Amanda Pitrof
October 22, 2014
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In the wake of the Title IX complaint filed against the University of Toledo, several changes have been proposed and enacted, with varying levels of approval from staff and students. According to a UT press release, Interim President Nagi Naganathan spoke to the Board of Trustees on the upcoming and... Read more »

University of Toledo talent show to be held Oct. 23

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
October 22, 2014
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Students at the University of Toledo will bring their talents to Doermann Theatre Oct. 23 for the annual National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) talent show. The show is being hosted in collaboration between NPHC and the Black Student Union (BSU) so that “UT students can see that there is a united... Read more »

Learning Jiu-Jitsu: Student group focuses on self-defense, technique

Learning Jiu-Jitsu: Student group focuses on self-defense, technique

Torrie Jadlocki, Staff Reporter
October 22, 2014
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Grappling, sparring and ground fighting — all can be found in the mixed martial art of jiu-jitsu. Though its inception dates back to 1882, this combat sport has recently found a place at the University of Toledo. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club was started last week by third-year exercise science student... Read more »