UT was recently among 70 universities named in a Titile IX suit for poor management of rape cases; Nadine Armoush spoke with a former student and survivor about her efforts to seek justice. Christopher Dyer looks into what is being done at the university to prepare for the possibility of a future water ban like the one that landed the City of Toledo in the national spotlight this summer. Many returning UT students have noticed the upgrades to the landscaping around UT's main campus, and Cody Smith profiles the changes and investigates how the project was funded. UT's chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity participates in a national challenge to raise money for firefighters. Guyton Mathews has Rocket Sports: highlights of the football team's trip to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats, and a recap of the men's and women's cross country teams' performances in the Mel Brodt Invitational at Bowling Green. Plus, a pair of Rocket football players who began as walk-ons have now earned scholarship spots on the team.
It's the start of a brand new school year at UT, and we're welcoming in a fresh new group of student reporters to our broadcast team! We're spending the first three weeks of the semester training everyone on reporting, writing, shooting and editing, with our first newscast scheduled for Tuesday, September 16.
Until then, however, you can quench your thirst for glorious University of Toledo news coverage with these two juicy features, put together by our student Sports Director and student Producer, respectively. Enjoy!
Brandan Carnes has highlights and postgame reaction from the Rockets' 2014 season opener against the University of New Hampshire.
Gina Todd checks out this year's installment of Music Fest; where UT celebrated the start of a new school year and the season's first home Football game by welcoming performers that included Mike Posner and David Cook.
Be sure to check out the "Web Exclusive Video" tab for features that our reporters have been working on this summer! We'll be back with all new newscasts beginning in September!
A campus-wide smoking ban is now official, but it's unclear when or how it will be enforced; Samantha Muirhead tries to get some clarification on the new policy. The UT Administration is pushing for a more direct exit from I-475 to Dorr Street that will provide more convenient access to campus. UT Art students stage an elaborate photo shoot in the woods to recreate a well-known artist's work. Guyton Mathews is there as a fraternity raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. Construction is set to begin on a new honors housing facility on campus; Andy Heilman reports from the site of the former Dowd/Nash/White residence halls that were demolished last summer. Coty Wright has Rocket Sports; a recap of the softball team's games at Kent State and Buffalo, and highlights of the baseball team's 3-game series vs. Ohio University at Scott Park.
The results of the Student Government Presidential election are in; find out which ticket will be leading SG for the next academic year. A number of vehicles have been damaged through hit-and-run accidents and vandalism in the Rocket Hall parking lot recently; Darius Copeland finds out what UTPD is doing to combat the problem. Natasha Gordon looks into a new procedure at UTMC that allows doctors to battle cancer through non-invasive surgery. A drone-mounted camera is capturing high quality aerial footage of UT's campuses for the University's marketing campaigns. The Toledo Fire Department is recruiting new members; find out what it takes to be a firefighter in the Glass City. Students and staff celebrate religious diversity at "Holi Toledo." Frank Vajcner dances the night away at RockeThon where students raised a record amount of money for the Children's Miracle Network. Gina Todd has Rocket Sports; a look at the Rocket Football team's spring game, and highlights of the Rocket Baseball team's weekend series against the Ball State Cardinals.
For more information about the procedures available at UTMC's Dana Cancer Center, click here.
UT's President, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs is hospitalized for heart surgery. Coty Wright has information on a new partnership with Bowling Green State University that will open up their aviation program to students at UT. Area residents celebrate Japanese culture through a Cherry Blossom Festival in Bowling Green. A UT fraternity is raising money for the daughter of one of their members who has been diagnosed with cancer. Samantha Muirhead is there as Art students showcase their work at the Center for the Visual Arts downtown through two BFA exhibitions. Students celebrate African culture on main campus. The UT police department is hiring new officers, we have information on the requirements for applicants. A group of students is spreading happiness by displaying signs along the street. Spoken word poetry and music comes to Doermann Theater with "Stella's Playlist." Guyton Mathews heads downtown for the Toledo Mud Hens' opening day, and also has highlights of the Toledo Walleye hockey team's match against the Fort Wayne Komets.
Zeinab Cheaib talks to Provost Scott Scarborough about the status of his Imagine 2017 plan. Unexpected problems delay the start of the off-campus apartment development on Westwood, hear from Toledo city councilman Tom Waniewski about the cause of the problems. Gina Todd talks to a visually-impaired UT student who's quest to make ordering textbooks easier has turned into a national cause for accessibility. UT receives a visit from a well-known Japanese sushi chef. A campus blood drive engages the Latino student population. Samantha Muirhead and Nadine Armoush attend Songfest for the 77th anniversary of the Disney-themed performance competition. Andy Heilman has Rocket sports; highlights of the Rocket Baseball team's home opening weekend vs. Akron from Toledo's Mercy Field, and a look at spring intramural soccer on campus.
UT President, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs announces that he will step down next year; Nadine Armoush has the latest information. Candidates are preparing for the Student Government presidential elections; Samantha Muirhead and Zeinab Cheaib talk to the two students who are running. Students volunteer to clean up neighborhoods near campus in the annual UT "Big Event." Gina Todd is there as medical Students find out where they'll be spending their residencies at "Match Day." Two UT communication student organizations, Zeta Phi Eta and PRSSA team up to raise money and give students a networking opportunity. "Rocket Recess" gives students an opportunity to stretch their legs between classes by playing informal pick-up sports and games. Natasha Gordon has Rocket sports: a look ahead as the softball team prepares for their MAC schedule, the results of the baseball team's conference-opening series at Kent State, and a preview of next football season as the team gets into their Spring practice sessions.
Ever wondered what goes into producing a live student newscast? Check out what happens behind the scenes in our Studio and Control Room during production of our weekly show! (We recommend you view it full-screen on a computer, rather than a mobile device, for the full effect.)
Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the college-age population, including a surprising increase at UT since last year; hear what doctors are recommending for sexually-active students. A UT student who founded "Save The Feet" is recognized for his charity work. Nadine Armoush reports as Muslims on campus educate others about their religion through Islamic Awareness Week. The International Student Association celebrates the diversity of its members with the annual International Dinner. The Student Film Showcase brings students' work to the big screen. The Department of Music holds auditions for incoming students. Guyton Mathews talks to a UT alum who is attempting to give artists an alternative performance venue by opening a new theater in downtown Toledo. And Nick Meel has highlights from Cleveland of the Rocket men's and women's basketball teams' games in the MAC Tournament.
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