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Communication Workers of America protest negotiations

Communication Workers of America protest negotiations

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

On April 5, the Communication Workers of America held a protest at the University of Toledo concerning contract negotiations that have been ongoing since November 2016. The protest, which was held outside of the Lancelot Thompson Student Union, was motivated, according to the President of CWA 3319...

University of Toledo professor selected as finalist for national teaching award

University of Toledo professor selected as finalist for national teaching award

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
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Distinguished University Professor Clinton Longenecker has been selected as one of three finalists for Baylor University’s 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Longenecker, as well as working as a professor at the University of Toledo, is also the director of the Center for Leadership...

The University of Toledo celebrates Diversity Month

The University of Toledo celebrates Diversity Month

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
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This April marks the University of Toledo’s second Diversity Month, featuring a myriad of events for students. Upgraded from Diversity Week of last year, the month will shed light on topics ranging from implicit bias to disability service and more. “When Dr. Gaber came on board, she was really...

Phoenicia contract questions

Phoenicia contract questions

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 6, 2017
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Yesterday evening, Student Government hosted a meeting with UT administrative officials to clear up rumors and answer questions regarding student concern over the future of Phoenicia Cuisine. Officials stated that the conversation with Phoenicia is ongoing and its contract is currently extended until...

The Yes Men affect UT

The Yes Men affect UT

Emily Lorton, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
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Political activism has a whole new meaning once the Yes Men get involved. The Yes Men shared their stories on how they use a satirical approach to expose the corruption of large governmental organizations in the Driscoll Auditorium March 30. Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos, better known by their...

UT reviews future of 11 college degree programs

UT reviews future of 11 college degree programs

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
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Eleven programs at the University of Toledo now stand at risk of being cut entirely or being offered cooperatively at Bowling Green State University as a result of a mandated review. The UT board of trustees unanimously approved American studies, Asian studies, French, German, digital arts, global...

University of Toledo Medical Center opens Toledo’s first detox center

University of Toledo Medical Center opens Toledo’s first detox center

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 4, 2017
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The University of Toledo Medical Center recently opened Toledo’s first 10-bed detoxification unit in response to the growing opiate addiction epidemic the city is facing. Dr. Tanvir Singh, the unit’s medical director and a physician at UTMC, said the unit will help patients addicted to opioids,...

University of Toledo receives funds to support human trafficking victims

University of Toledo receives funds to support human trafficking victims

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
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The issue of human trafficking remains prominent in the area, as Ohio ranks fifth-highest among the states in total reported human trafficking cases, per the U.S. Federal Bureau of Information Crime Reports. Additionally, Toledo has been identified as the fourth-highest ranking city in the nation for...

Staff changes at the IC

Staff changes at the IC

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
March 28, 2017
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Winter is finally leaving and spring is beginning to arrive. Just like the seasons changing, it’s time for staff changes at The Independent Collegian. After spending the past two semesters as managing editor, third-year communication student Emily Schnipke will become the new editor-in-chief for...

Empowering women in STEMM fields

Empowering women in STEMM fields

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
March 28, 2017
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Tonya Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, shared her story of empowerment in the white, male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine in Nitschke Hall Monday. As part of the University of Toledo’s celebration of...

University of Toledo College of Law and Judith Herb College of Education move up in rankings

University of Toledo College of Law and Judith Herb College of Education move up in rankings

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
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When it comes time to decide upon a university, many students turn to national rankings, such as the one by U.S. News and World Report, a credited website that ranks colleges, to make a good choice. Visitors of the credited site will now find that the University of Toledo's Judith Herb College of...

Three tickets campaign to lead Student Government

Three tickets campaign to lead Student Government

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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As the school year starts to unwind, Student Government elections ramp up. Voting for student body president takes place from April 10-13 via OrgSync. This year, there are three tickets for president: Jared Enoch, Cameron Forsythe and James “Jimmy” Russell. Enoch Enoch, fifth-year mechanical engin...

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