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.
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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.
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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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Toledo has already broken the record for snowiest winter this year, but we're not done yet; hear what one local weather expert has to say about what we can expect. Gina Todd reports from Les Cayes, Haiti, where students in UT's "Learning Through Service" course spent their spring break helping others. Zeinab Cheaib has information about whether or not some local eateries with past health violations have cleaned up their acts. With the Flappy Bird game app no longer on the market, some people are making a great deal of money by selling their used smartphones online. A monster truck show takes over Toledo's Huntington Center over Spring Break. The UT Department of Communication is prepared to award thousands of dollars in scholarships; find out when the applications are due. The Rocket Men's and Women's basketball teams recognize their graduating seniors and Frank Vajcner speaks to two of the standouts. Samantha Muirhead has highlights of the Men's Basketball team's regular-season finale against Eastern Michigan and also has a look at a local women's football team who's hard-working athletes are competing across the region.
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Andy Heilman has the latest information on damages to campus from flooding caused by last week's melting snow and heavy rainfall. Coty Wright looks into a series of reported gas leaks that have disrupted operations at UT. Nadine Armoush checks out the planned multi-million dollar renovations that have begun at the Rocket Football team's Larimer Athletic Complex. Engineering students and faculty at UT celebrate national Engineer's week. A juried exhibition showcases student artwork in the Center for Visual Art downtown. Guyton Mathews is there as the Black Student Union hods their annual fashion show. Natasha Gordon reports from the site of a new off-campus student apartment complex that is set to begin construction soon. And Darius Copeland has Rocket Sports; the induction ceremony for UT's Varsity-T Hall of Fame, and highlights of the Rocket Basketball doubleheader where the women hosted Western Michigan and the Men squared off against Ball State.
An update on the status of a UT Men's basketball player who was charged with DUI following an incident on February 8. Scam Emails are targeting students, Gina Todd has information on what to watch out for. Frank Vajcner talks to UT's grounds supervisor Doug Collins and has an update on the seemingly perpetual repairs to the East ramp parking garage. Samantha Muirhead visits an exhibit straight from Paris that has just opened at the Toledo Museum of Art. UT's Confucius Institute holds a series of events on main campus celebrating Chinese New Year. BashCon draws large crowds to the Student Union over the weekend in the 29th edition of the annual convention. Gamers are gaining recognition through the UT ESports organization. Nick Meel at the Rec Center as students and community members swim laps to raise awareness of Diabetes. Zeinab Cheaib has Rocket Sports: highlights of the Rocket Women's basketball team's "Rockets For the Cure" game vs. Ohio University, and a recap of the UT Club Hockey team's match vs. Akron at Toledo's Ice House.
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