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Scholarship named after former resident surgeon

Carl Macaulay, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under News

  A University of Toledo resident surgeon who recently died of cancer is slated to be honored with a scholarship in his name and an honorary completion of his residency. Cyrus Chan, who battled stage IV colon cancer for the past year, died on April 21 at the age of 39. Over the past month,... Read more »

UT astronomers make national news, discover apparent brown dwarf

UT astronomers make national news, discover apparent brown dwarf

Bryce Buyakie, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Astronomers at the University of Toledo made national news this month with a recently discovered new cosmic object floating alone in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly identified object was named WISEA J114724.10-204021.3 — WISEA 1147 for short. “This is a pretty big deal for me and the University... Read more »

Library renovations planned for summer

Library renovations planned for summer

Morgan Kovacs, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  After discussions of renovations to the library for the past six years, Carlson Library will be undergoing a $3 million, multi-year renovation plan beginning this May. Phase one of the plan is to renovate the third and fourth floors of the library, which will be closed from May 9 until August... Read more »

Student Government debate for presidential roles

Student Government debate for presidential roles

Colleen Anderson, Managing Edior
April 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates outlined their platforms and answered students’ questions during a debate hosted by The Independent Collegian on Wednesday, April 6. The two leadership tickets kicked things off by discussing the experience that qualifies... Read more »

Alumni continue green efforts

Emily Schnipke, Community Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  Going green for some people means something as simple as bringing reusable bags into Kroger for groceries or sorting their plastics and their metal cans into the right bins. For University of Toledo alumni and Green Fund founders Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle, working to help our planet keep on... Read more »

UTMC CEO resigns

UTMC CEO resigns

Morgan Kovacs, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  The University of Toledo Medical Center needs a new CEO. Executive VP and UTMC CEO, Dave Morlock, announced his resignation on April 5 from his position after holding the job since fall 2013.  Morlock’s resignation is effective as of June 1. “Dave has helped make sure that our hospital... Read more »

New staff steps up at the IC this season

IC Staff
April 6, 2016
Filed under News

Finals are getting closer and closer, and this is the time student organizations elect new officers. At The Independent Collegian, we also welcome new leaders. After seven months on the news desk, and three of those as the senior news editor, Jessica Harker took the reins of the editorial department... Read more »

5 minutes could provide clean drinking water

Amber Thomas, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Community, News

For many of us, relieving thirst is as simple as walking up to the nearest water fountain, or opening the tap to fill your water bottle. However, children in third-world countries struggle to find the luxury we take for granted. To raise awareness for this problem, the University of Toledo’s UNICEF... Read more »

Pershing rifles group wins their fourth national title

Pershing rifles group wins their fourth national title

Sarah Hochadel, Staff Reporer
April 6, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  Over spring break some students went on vacation, some visited family and some just spent time relaxing. For UT’s Pershing Rifles troop, it was the most important week of the year. Troop L-1 brought home the gold by placing first overall at the 2016 National Conference from April 10-12... Read more »

Gaber speaks on Diversity Month

Gaber speaks on Diversity Month

Sarah Hochadel, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
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  At noon on Monday April 4, University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber gave a speech about diversity in the Student Union Ingman room to launch the start of what UT is calling Diversity Month. “It’s central to our mission to ensure that every student has an opportunity to thrive, regardless... Read more »

UT student indicted: Lucas County Grand jury charges former cross-country runner with aggravated arson

Jessica Harker, Editor-In-Chief
April 6, 2016
Filed under News

The Lucas County Grand Jury indicted University of Toledo student Christopher Housel on Wednesday March 30 with aggravated arson. According to the court journal for the case, Housel, a third-year individualized studies major, allegedly lit a “fireball” that severely burned student Janelle Noe... Read more »

Student Government elections

Student Government elections

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
March 30, 2016
Filed under News

After last year’s automatic victory for the single Spoon–Michalak ticket, this year’s Student Government elections feature two tickets running to lead the organization next year, with voting taking place from April 11-14. One ticket consists of current SG Vice President Ian Michalak, whose running... Read more »