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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...

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,...

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