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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...

Tobacco 21 initiative gains movement at the University of Toledo

Tobacco 21 initiative gains movement at the University of Toledo

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 25, 2017
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An initiative started at the University of Toledo is working to raise the legal age to use tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Toledo. “Research tells us that 90 percent of those who provide cigarettes to kids under 18 are themselves under 21, so if we can delay people from purchasing tobacco until...

“March for Science”

“March for Science”

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
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Replacing test tubes with picketing signs, an estimated 500 people gathered in downtown Toledo last Saturday to reinforce the importance of science and fact-based reasoning at Toledo’s March for Science. The event was in accordance with a National March for Science in Washington, D.C. and satellite...

Sexual assault survivor to speak to students

Sexual assault survivor to speak to students

Emily Schnipke, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
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The University of Toledo is celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April by hosting Liz Seccuro, a rape survivor, author and victims’ advocate. She will speak at UT at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in Doermann Theater. Seccuro was gang-raped in 1984 during her freshman year at the University...

Student Government president and vice president for 2017-18 announced

Student Government president and vice president for 2017-18 announced

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
April 18, 2017
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Jimmy Russell and Drew Williams will serve as student body president and vice president for the University of Toledo during the 2017-2018 school year. According to Andrew Taylor, recording secretary of Student Government, Russell and Williams won with 43 percent of the vote. Cameron Forsythe and Andrew...

Ad hoc committee tackles sexual assault at University of Toledo

Ad hoc committee tackles sexual assault at University of Toledo

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 18, 2017
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Nationwide, 23 percent of undergraduate students report being sexually assaulted, four percent report being stalked and one in 16 men are affected by sexual assault, said Amy Thompson, co-chair of the sexual assault awareness and prevention ad hoc committee and health education professor. At the State...

University of Toledo granted $2 million for water renovations

University of Toledo granted $2 million for water renovations

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2017
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The state of Ohio granted the University of Toledo over $2 million to implement campus water renovations. According to a press release from the state, the university plans to contract with Toledo-based Trane U.S. Inc. and Peak Electric Inc., among others, to add cooling towers and a new chiller in...

Gaber gives first address

Gaber gives first address

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 11, 2017
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University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber gave her first State of the University Address Wednesday April 5, outlining the school’s academic and athletic accomplishments, financial challenges and its plans for the future. During the address, Gaber said she was initially faced with a multimillion-dollar...

SG candidates debate to win

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
April 11, 2017
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Last week, the student body presidential candidates debated wide-ranging topics, including communication, mandating midterm grades and Title IX policies. Each candidate stressed the importance put on reaching out to the student body to hear its ideas and concerns. “Our platform is ‘Your UT’...

Communication Workers of America protest negotiations

Communication Workers of America protest negotiations

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 11, 2017
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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...

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...

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