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Letter to the Editor: Big Event neglected our neighborhood

Letter to the Editor: Big Event neglected our neighborhood

Dana Schreiner, Bancroft Hills Neighborhood Resident
April 4, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor, March 25, 2017 was the Big Event which, as you know, is a major community service day at the university. It is my understanding that, in theory, this event aims to get students to assist in improving their personal living environments.  Apparently, this year’s gathering boasted approxi...

Rejoinder: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Rejoinder: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D., University of Toledo President
March 21, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor, On behalf of Jeff Newton, UT’s chief of police, and Donald Kamm, director of our Title IX office, I want to express our deep concern about the views expressed in the letter that appeared in last week’s edition of your paper about unreported sexual assaults at UT. As I have stated...

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Per national statistics, one out of 10 women will be sexually assaulted at some point in her lifetime. Some studies even suggest that the number is as small as one in four women on college campuses. The University of Toledo has approximately 7,000 undergraduate female students, so this means that...

Letter to the editor: What’s the point of a zero on a late assignment?

Letter to the Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

We all know the saying “better late than never” so why then do some teachers believe it’s better not to accept late work whatsoever? Being a student, I completely understand the trials and tribulations one encounters on a daily basis. That being said, sometimes students are just unable to complete...

Letter to the Editor: Hillary is bad for America

Letter to the Editor: Hillary is bad for America

Letter to the Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

I believe Hillary Clinton is bad news for America, and I’ll briefly tell you why in this short letter. Hillary promises free college, but free college would cost taxpayers $350 billion over 10 years and increase our national debt. That is the same scam as Obamacare.  Hillary would give the federal...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Forgiveness sets us free and gives us peace”

September 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

This letter is a response to your article of September 14 on the topic, “Forgiveness sets us free and gives us peace.” We discussed your article here on campus, at the Speech Language Pathology Clinic, where I regularly attend the group therapy sessions of a University of Toledo-sponsored support...

Letter to the Editor: The promise of a Trump presidency

August 23, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

I am a UT alumnus; as recently as 2003 I was a Master’s-level student majoring in Counseling Psychology. In 2000 I graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in Psychology from one of the nation’s best Psychology departments, UT’s. I am addressing current UT students about a candidate to the Presidency...

Nieszczur: Why UT shouldn’t encourage fueling up on “empty calorie foods”

Kerri Knippen, Guest Columnist
April 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Last week UT students and faculty members received an advertisement via email that included some mixed messages about stress, focus and health. The advertisement came from the University of Toledo Barnes and Noble Bookstore. You may remember seeing this ad, which is pictured here. The heading for the...

Decrease the gender pay gap

Jennifer Thurau, Guest Columnist
April 13, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor: Many think getting a college education is the key to closing the wage gap, but it is not. In fact, the wage gap actually widens as women pursue jobs requiring higher education. That is why Equal Pay Day, celebrated on April 12 this year, is important as it brings to light many economic...

Trump planting seeds of an all-against-all civil war

Ricardo Oscar Martinez, UT Alumnus
April 6, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Mr. Abayateye, As a UT alumnus, I want to thank you for your article, “Don’t spread hate, spread love”: you did hit the mark about what Trump’s message is all about. So I want to make a few more points about it. Trump is not acting alone; there are foreign interests, related to re-emerging...

Acknowledging our mistakes

Amanda Pitrof, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Admitting mistakes is always a hard thing to do. It’s awkward, extremely uncomfortable and usually comes about because someone else was affected. It happens to the best of us, and even to journalists at The Independent Collegian. Our story last week, “Job search struggles,” affected those in the...

Career Services helps students and alumni prepare for and launch their careers

Shelly Drouillard, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services
January 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

We editors at the IC requested this letter to the editor from Career Services, as one of our stories last week caused some distress in that department. The story in question is no longer available online. We did not intend to report any information we feel could misrepresent any person or institution. Students...

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