UT administrator on paid leave, under investigation

Colleen Anderson, Associate News Editor
March 25, 2015
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D’Naie Jacobs, the dean of YouCollege, has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an investigation. She was given notice of this decision on March 12, 2015 by Jovita Thomas Williams, associate vice president of human resources and talent development. Meghan Cunningham, a representative for... Read more »

Raising Islam awareness

Lorena Flores, For the IC
March 25, 2015
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National Islam Awareness Week enlightened University of Toledo students about Islamic topics from March 16 to March 22. The events were sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and included “Women in Islam,” an event which raised awareness about Islamic women and was held Thursday, March 19... Read more »

Oh, say can you sing?

Oh, say can you sing?

Alexandria Saba, Community Editor
March 25, 2015
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Grab your American flag and your dancing shoes and come out on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. to the 78th-annual Songfest. “Songfest is UT’s second-oldest tradition where different organizations compete in a singing and dancing competition,” said Alex Wisniewski, a third-year majoring in biology.... Read more »

IC recognized for awards in journalism

Trevor Stearns, Associate News Editor
March 25, 2015
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The Independent Collegian won two Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists at a conference on Saturday, March 21, in Athens, Ohio. This year, the IC won best all-around non-daily newspaper and sports editor, Blake Bacho, won best sports writing. The IC also placed as... Read more »

Single ticket discusses platform

Single ticket discusses platform

Colleen Anderson, Associate News Editor
March 25, 2015
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This year’s single Student Government presidential ticket is focusing on finishing past projects while focusing on student issues and transparency. Internal Affairs Chair Cody Spoon and Senator Ian Michalak based some of their platform on completing projects SG has undertaken this year, including... Read more »

SG senator admits to past felony

SG senator admits to past felony

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2015
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Murmurs swept through the room as Senator Ronald Pheils stood to speak. Moments later, silence fell as he announced his previous conviction for a felony. Pheils said his past conviction was irrelevant to his position within SG and that it had no effect on his performance as a senator. “I’m... Read more »

Sim Center named after Lloyd Jacobs

Colleen Anderson and Samuel Derkin
March 25, 2015
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The University of Toledo renamed the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center after former president Lloyd Jacobs at a program and reception on March 19. The decision to name the IISC after Jacobs was made by UT’s Board of Trustees. Joseph Zerbey, president of UT’s Board of Trustees, said... Read more »

Pokémon social rekindles nostalgia

Pokémon social rekindles nostalgia

Samantha Rhodes, Managing Editor
March 25, 2015
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Pikachu, Squirtle and Bulbasaur — if you were a 90s child, chances are you wanted to “catch ‘em all.” Or at least Joel Breininger did. His favorite Pokémon was Charizard. ... Read more »

Toledo art museum director to speak about visual language in lecture series

Toledo art museum director to speak about visual language in lecture series

Samantha Rhodes, Managing Editor
March 18, 2015
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Over 30,000 rare works of art from around the globe can be found in the Toledo Museum of Art — as can the next speaker in the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. Brian Kennedy, director and CEO of... Read more »

Student leaders under fire and facing accusations

Student leaders under fire and facing accusations

Ashley Diel, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2015
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Internal conflict dominated the latest Student Government meeting as an academic year record-high seven new resolutions reached the floor in one night. One of the most-discussed pieces of legislation recommended that one student trustee of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, Dan Arendt, appear... Read more »

Only one ticket to run for SG presidential elections

Only one ticket to run for SG presidential elections

Colleen Anderson, Associate News Editor
March 18, 2015
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The only presidential ticket for student government elections this year was announced on March 18 at the weekly SG meeting. Cody... Read more »

PRESIDENT CHOSEN

PRESIDENT CHOSEN

Colleen Anderson and Trevor Stearns
March 18, 2015
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An excited murmur filled the room as the observers waited to witness the conclusion of the presidential search. The chatter quickly turned to silence as the Board of Trustees voted. The room burst into applause moments later as Sharon Gaber was unanimously selected to be the 17th president of the... Read more »