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Rape survivor shares her story

Rape survivor shares her story

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2017
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Liz Securro, a victim’s advocate, survived gang rape during her freshman year at the University of Virginia in 1984. Twenty years later, her attacker’s letter allowed her to build a case and receive some semblance of justice. Securro spoke at the University of Toledo on April 19 as part of the...

Christine Brennan to give 2017 commencement address

Christine Brennan to give 2017 commencement address

Emily Lorton, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
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Christine Brennan, a sports columnist for USA Today, once sat in the stands of the Glass Bowl as a child next to her dad, watching the Rockets win some of their biggest victories. Brennan will be returning to the Glass Bowl once again as commencement speaker for the second time to share her experiences...

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...

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...

Journey to become a ‘man of your word’

Journey to become a ‘man of your word’

Emily Lorton, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
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After becoming an accidental, viral phenomenon overnight, Alex Sheen turned his instant success into a national movement to change the world one promise at a time. Sheen shared the story of his journey at the University of Toledo’s Doermann Theater on Feb. 16 to nearly 400 audience members. As...

Saturday mornings are for science

Saturday mornings are for science

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
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The best school days growing up were spent watching Bill Nye teach young children more about science. Learning about the effects of our own impact on the Earth is a vital part of every person’s education. Professors at the University of Toledo are continuing these lessons for the Toledo community. Saturday...

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
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Only one quarter of African-Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Caucasian people, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Steven Kniffley Jr. spoke about the importance of mental health and its relation to the black community last week. “Your mental health...

Angela Davis addresses university

Angela Davis addresses university

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
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Former political prisoner turned famed activist Angela Davis presented a keynote speech discussing the current fight for justice to kick off Black History Month at the University of Toledo. The speech was presented to a large group in The Lancelot Thompson Student Union Auditorium on Feb. 4. The recurrent...

Author and activist speaks to UT “I am not broken”

Author and activist speaks to UT “I am not broken”

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Community

“Strangers pat me on the head, they whisper… things about courage and inspiration. They declare me special.” Eli Clare, a writer and activist, spoke these words on Jan. 30 in Memorial Field House at the University of Toledo to a crowd of different ages, abilities and sexualities. Clare used...

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
January 24, 2017
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A lecture about climate change which focused on how we know climate change is real and what we can do about it was presented by  Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and environmental sciences. The lecture was presented to a group of about 40 at the Lake Erie Center on January 19. According...

Award-winning author Danzy Senna speaks at The University of Toledo

Award-winning author Danzy Senna speaks at The University of Toledo

Meg Perry, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2016
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Award-winning author Danzy Senna visited the University of Toledo to read from her memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night? as well as answer questions, and hold a book signing. The event was held Thursday, Nov. 3 for the 27th annual Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture presented by the English Departme...

Daymond John gives lecture at University of Toledo

Daymond John gives lecture at University of Toledo

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
October 18, 2016
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Would you take the deal? It’s a dream that many have: the opportunity to be invested in by Shark Tank’s finest. Investing in others is one way that Daymond John gives back. The University of Toledo welcomed entrepreneur John to speak on Tuesday night as part of the Jesup Scott Honors College ...

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