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Four finalists left in University of Toledo’s search for a new provost

Joe Heidenescher, Community Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Toledo announced on Feb. 3 that the search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs has been narrowed down to a final four candidates. The position is currently filled in an interim capacity by John Barrett. The former provost, Scott Scarborough, left to... Read more »

Let’s talk about vaginas

Let’s talk about vaginas

Emily Schnipke, Assoc. Community Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

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... Read more »

Graduate students work to raise smoking ban in Toledo and surrounding cities

Graduate students work to raise smoking ban in Toledo and surrounding cities

Lauren Gilbert, Copy Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

Groups all over the country are advocating to raise the legal smoking age to 21 as part of a national campaign, and one of those groups is here at the University of Toledo. Debra Boardley, a graduate professor in public health, leads a course called Methods and Materials for Public Health. The class... Read more »

Colleges to reunite under new merger

Amanda Pitrof, Editor-in-Chief
February 10, 2016
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Two colleges will become one if the University of Toledo board approves the merger of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Social Justice and Human Service at a Feb. 15 meeting. If the proposed merger is passed, this will be the first time in 17 years these colleges will have merged at... Read more »

UT class researches algae testing, finds high variability

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

While most Toledoan residents probably saw the water crisis in the summer of 2014 as an inconvenience at best and a disaster at worst, Associate Professor of Environmental Science Song Qian saw something else: an opportunity for learning. Qian’s curiosity was sparked by the report of the high levels... Read more »

Community bands together to help student athlete recover

Community bands together to help student athlete recover

Lauren Gilbert, Copy Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

Read our previous story on Janelle Noe here. Following the severe burn injury that University of Toledo student and cross country runner Janelle Noe suffered on the night of Jan. 15, the UT community has rallied support in order to raise funds during her recovery process. A GoFundMe page was cre... Read more »

University of Toledo community responds to student assault

University of Toledo community responds to student assault

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
February 3, 2016
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The University of Toledo community is still experiencing the impacts of the off-campus student assault that took place on Jan. 24, with sharply divided opinions arising in its wake. Kaye Patten Wallace, senior vice president for student affairs, gave an update on the situation at a Jan. 28 forum on... Read more »

University of Toledo kicks off diversity plan with open forum conversations

University of Toledo kicks off diversity plan with open forum conversations

Jessica Harker, News Editor
February 3, 2016
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Diversity is a hot topic at the University of Toledo, and the administration brought the conversation to the community in the first of several forums centered on the issue. The conversations are part of UT’s larger diversity plan, which was announced with the appointment of Dr. Willie McKether on... Read more »

University of Toledo Democrats want to know “What’s on your mind?”

University of Toledo Democrats want to know “What’s on your mind?”

Joe Heidenescher, Community Editor
February 3, 2016
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The University of Toledo College Democrats hosted their first of three “What’s on your mind?” forums last Wednesday. According to UT College Democrats President Ronald Tallon, the event was created to get students engaged in current issues that affect campus life. The forum focused on campus... Read more »

Wozniak talks tech

Wozniak talks tech

Emily Schnipke, Associate Community Editor
February 3, 2016
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Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and philanthropist, spoke on Monday, Feb. 1 to a crowd of over 3,200 people in Savage Arena as part of the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. During the lecture, Wozniak talked about success, the pursuit of passions, advancements in technology,... Read more »

University of Toledo student assaulted

University of Toledo student assaulted

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Editor’s note: This story contains language that some of our readers may find offensive, including racial slurs and cursing. Reader discretion is advised. Campus officials suspended Pi Kappa Phi fraternity’s local chapter while they investigate allegations of an off-campus, racially motivated assault ... Read more »

Vigil held in University of Toledo student’s honor

Vigil held in University of Toledo student’s honor

Amanda Pitrof and Lauren Gilbert
January 27, 2016
Filed under News

The dimly-lit auditorium was filled with about 200 people, sitting somberly in rows and listening intently to University of Toledo Pi Kappa Alpha President Mitchell Wiese, who stood on stage before them. As he talked, the lights slowly died down and he lit a candle. Weise exited the stage and walked... Read more »