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University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 14
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The Black Student Union has provided a safe haven for students to come and feel welcome since it was founded in 1968. Through events and member size, BSU has a strong presence on campus. “Our numbers have really started to grow. We’re now the third largest organization on the campus,” said MeKayla...

New VP for Advancement named at University of Toledo

New VP for Advancement named at University of Toledo

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 14
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Months after the previous vice president was terminated, the University of Toledo announced a new vice president for advancement to lead fundraising, marketing, communications, special events and alumni relations. Michael Harders, the current vice president of university advancement and development...

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 14
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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...

University of Toledo reacts to travel ban

University of Toledo reacts to travel ban

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
February 7
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In response to President Trump’s recent travel ban that prohibited individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, University President Sharon Gaber released a statement to the University of Toledo community. “The University of Toledo welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural,...

University of Toledo reacts to the travel ban

University of Toledo reacts to the travel ban

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
February 7
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The University of Toledo is home to approximately 2,000 international students, accounting for 10% of the student body. According to Sammy Spann, assistant provost for international studies and programs, the national average is in 5-7%, meaning the University of Toledo is one of the more diverse college...

Forum held to discuss current U.S. political atmosphere

Forum held to discuss current U.S. political atmosphere

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 7
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During his lecture “The Election and the Future,” Jeffrey Broxmeyer, assistant professor in the UT department of political science and administration, said the 2016 election came down to four distinct areas of interest: unequal economic gains, declining trust in institutions, polarization and the...

Angela Davis addresses university

Angela Davis addresses university

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 7
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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...

University of Toledo Astronomer appointed to NASA

University of Toledo Astronomer appointed to NASA

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
January 31
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Tom Megeath, assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, was chosen to serve a three-year term as a member of the executive committee for NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group. Megeath specializes in the formation of stars and planets. “Their intent is to advise NASA...

March Against injustice

March Against injustice

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
January 31
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In light of President Trump’s recent travel ban imposed against seven Muslim-majority countries, the Muslim Student Association and the Gamma Nu chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated, with support from other organizations, hosted a march for the UT community. Students and members of the...

Toledo loves Arabs

Toledo loves Arabs

Areeba Shah, Staff Reporter
January 24
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“I’m just going to live my life and I’m not going to live in fear. I mean, I did at first, but now I’m not.” These strong words were said by fourth-year University of Toledo student Malak Ayache, whose house was vandalized just last week in what the Sylvania Police report referred to as “ethnic...

University of Toledo honors US veterans and family with Gold and Blue Star Medal markers

University of Toledo honors US veterans and family with Gold and Blue Star Medal markers

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
January 24
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At a Veteran’s Day unveiling, the University of Toledo was honored as the first campus in the nation to present both Blue and Gold Star Memorial markers. A Blue Star marker is gifted to honor those who have defended the United States of America and a Gold Star memorial marker is gifted to honor families...

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
January 24
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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...

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