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Editorial: Hiring plan raises concern

Editorial: Hiring plan raises concern

IC Editorial Board
February 4
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Take a look at your professors now — they could be part of the estimated 100 retiring this year. While you might be happy to hear this, news of a hiring plan leaves us questioning how well the new professors will teach. The university plans on having individual departments and deans decide whom...

Editorial: Conflict of interest?

Editorial: Conflict of interest?

IC Editorial Board
January 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Blade astonished us last Thursday by posting an update of the UT presidential search just moments after the information was released to the public. As journalists, we’ve done our absolute best to keep you updated, but we were just as taken aback as you by the sudden announcement of the candidates....

Editorial: Where’s Nagi?

Editorial: Where’s Nagi?

IC Editorial Board
January 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The final candidates for president of the University of Toledo were announced last week, and as everyone excitedly checked who’s in the running, it was clear that one person was missing — Nagi Naganathan. Our first editorial of the school year voiced the Independent Collegian’s support for the...

Editorial: Where do you draw the line?

Editorial: Where do you draw the line?

IC Editorial Board
January 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Advocates of the principle of free expression are in a state of shock following a gruesome shooting last Wednesday at a Paris magazine called Charlie Hebdo, which led to two simultaneous stand-off hostage situations and a national crisis. In response, the French military placed Paris under the highest...

Editorial: Accessibility is still a problem

Editorial: Accessibility is still a problem

The IC Editorial Board
December 10
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

You can’t open the door on your own. You can’t see the stairs in front of you. You can’t even hear your professor talking. For students with a physical disability, these are everyday problems. And with about 500 students with disabilities on campus, the University of Toledo should be doing more...

Editorial: Dining on track for success

Editorial: Dining on track for success

IC Editorial Board
November 19
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It has been nearly a year since we let students take over the Opinion page to write their thoughts about dining and dining services at the University of Toledo. Since that time, it looks to us that a lot of changes have been made. One of the main student complaints last year was the reduced hours....

Editorial: Five points to note

Editorial: Five points to note

The IC Editorial Board
November 5
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We found out what is on the University of Toledo’s to-do list for the next year,  at Interim President Nagi Naganathan’s 2014 State of the University Address. Naganathan covered a list of topics that affect students and faculty alike while also calling this the “year of transition.” Keeping...

Editorial: Students don’t always know best

Editorial: Students don’t always know best

The IC Editorial Board
October 29
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Students have protested the lack of information and services for survivors of sexual violence in front of University Hall on Oct. 20. But one related topic seems to have been overshadowed by the event: students are no longer on the student code of conduct adjudication panel that hears cases about sexual...

Editorial: Hours need to be added

Editorial: Hours need to be added

IC Editorial Board
October 22
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Where do you like to study? In your house or your dorm? Where do you go when it gets noisy or you are bogged down with distractions? You might go to the library. But the Carlson Library hours changed this year and this has eliminated the most prominent place students can go to study, do homework or just...

Editorial: It’s on us

Editorial: It’s on us

The IC Editorial Board
October 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

About one in five women have been the victim of attempted or completed sexual assault, and in 2011 over 1.3 million women were raped, according to the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. These crimes can happen anywhere: in a home, on the street, in a dorm. This is why The Independent Collegian,...

Editorial: Dining services handled Croutons incident with a lack of transparency

Editorial: Dining services handled Croutons incident  with a lack of transparency

IC Editorial Board
October 8
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Croutons had a leak of unhealthy water in their back room and they didn't tell the student body about it. Let that sink in for a moment. You could be sick from their food right now. Now that sentiment can seem, at a glance, like fear-mongering. Food was not prepared in the back room where the leak...

Editorial: Leaky pipes point to bigger problems, including lack of attention from administrators

Editorial: Leaky pipes point to bigger problems, including lack of attention from administrators

IC Editorial Board
October 8
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A pipe leaked above the ceiling of Croutons, causing dirty water to seep past the ceiling tiles and onto the floor. This created a messy situation— smelly, brown water trickling down, leaving the room in disorder. Returning students, doesn’t this sound familiar? Broken pipes, and UT waiting...

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