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10-year master plan approved by UT board

10-year master plan approved by UT board

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

In ten years, the University of Toledo is going to have a whole new look, thanks to the University of Toledo’s board of trustees’ approval of the master plan. The plan will focus on four key major themes: repositioning the academic core, consolidating athletics, investing in research, and enhancing... Read more »

UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 28, 2017
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In 2014, the city of Toledo enacted its infamous water drinking ban when high amounts of a toxin released by harmful algal blooms was found in the water, and it was determined unfit for human consumption. Three years later, this problem is still cause for much concern; with harmful algal bloom season... Read more »

Criminal justice researchers at UT analyze misdemeanor arrest numbers for Toledo

Criminal justice researchers at UT analyze misdemeanor arrest numbers for Toledo

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017
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Two years ago, misdemeanors accounted for approximately 90 percent of total arrests by Toledo police officers. These crimes include anything from a low-level drug possession, loitering and much more. Now, in an effort to understand the issue of low-level crimes and create smarter criminal justice... Read more »

Journey to become a ‘man of your word’

Journey to become a ‘man of your word’

Emily Lorton, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
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After becoming an accidental, viral phenomenon overnight, Alex Sheen turned his instant success into a national movement to change the world one promise at a time. Sheen shared the story of his journey at the University of Toledo’s Doermann Theater on Feb. 16 to nearly 400 audience members. As... Read more »

New CEO of the University of Toledo Medical College named

New CEO of the University of Toledo Medical College named

Bryce Buyakie, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, UT 101

The University of Toledo Medical Center has announced Dan Barbee as the new chief executive officer after serving as interim CEO for nine months. Barbee, who has worked at UT’s medical center for six years, said he will be responsible for the strategic activities at UTMC and its clinics. He will... Read more »

Seven countries, seven stories

Seven countries, seven stories

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Standing in front a podium with their cultural identities soon to be exposed, students and community members presented personal stories to depict their struggles with cultural differences and present the value of accepting diversity. The event, entitled “7 Countries, 7 Stories” and organized by... Read more »

Saturday mornings are for science

Saturday mornings are for science

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The best school days growing up were spent watching Bill Nye teach young children more about science. Learning about the effects of our own impact on the Earth is a vital part of every person’s education. Professors at the University of Toledo are continuing these lessons for the Toledo community. Saturday... Read more »

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
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The Black Student Union has provided a safe haven for students to come and feel welcome since it was founded in 1968. Through events and member size, BSU has a strong presence on campus. “Our numbers have really started to grow. We’re now the third largest organization on the campus,” said MeKayla... Read more »

New VP for Advancement named at University of Toledo

New VP for Advancement named at University of Toledo

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Months after the previous vice president was terminated, the University of Toledo announced a new vice president for advancement to lead fundraising, marketing, communications, special events and alumni relations. Michael Harders, the current vice president of university advancement and development... Read more »

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
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Only one quarter of African-Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Caucasian people, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Steven Kniffley Jr. spoke about the importance of mental health and its relation to the black community last week. “Your mental health... Read more »

University of Toledo reacts to travel ban

University of Toledo reacts to travel ban

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

In response to President Trump’s recent travel ban that prohibited individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, University President Sharon Gaber released a statement to the University of Toledo community. “The University of Toledo welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural,... Read more »

University of Toledo reacts to the travel ban

University of Toledo reacts to the travel ban

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Toledo is home to approximately 2,000 international students, accounting for 10% of the student body. According to Sammy Spann, assistant provost for international studies and programs, the national average is in 5-7%, meaning the University of Toledo is one of the more diverse college... Read more »

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