Students, faculty, and staff take part in pre-inaugural festivities around campus; Larry Sloan highlights the week of celebration. Morgan McCullough covers the inauguration of UT's first female president. We look into the new open container proposal for downtown Toledo. A smartphone app aimed at keeping students safe is now available. Courtney Shaw catches up with Dr. Sharon Gaber downtown at the Race For the Cure. UT is offering a new bike share program to help students get around campus. In the wake of his recent death, UT's Director of Media Services Don Reiber's life is honored in the Glass Bowl. Matt Sutter highlights Saturday's game where the Rockets dominated Arkansas State, and the women's volleyball game against Ball State.
The Communication Department says goodbye to its Director of Media Services and beloved professor, Don Reiber. Following his unexpected death, the community comes together to pay tribute to Don with a candlelight vigil on campus.
A local football coach makes a selfless decision for his daughter, find out how his sacrifice is keeping her alive. Courtney Shaw checks out the renovations that took place in the Rec Center this summer. Morgan McCullough looks into how students on campus can take steps to handle school-year stress. Mark Wuwert highlights the Rocket women's volleyball tournament and the Rocket football team's thrilling double-overtime game vs. Iowa State. Plus, Eric Burden looks into the history of the Glass Bowl.
The University of Toledo Foundation has spent nearly a million dollars on a new presidential home in Ottawa Hills; we look into why the current house is still occupied by former President Lloyd Jacobs' family. UT Seniors are counting the days to graduation; Katie Kerekes takes a look at their job prospects as they prepare to enter the work force. Mark Wuwert heads to the CPA to capture the sounds of Junior and Senior Music majors who are performing recitals to showcase their skills. Students and faculty in the College of Communication and the Arts are producing a TV show for kids that will air on WGTE PBS. Artomatic419 brings color to a vacant building downtown and gives local artists a chance to display their work. Devan Lutz looks into UT's wartime history and takes a trip into the legendary tunnels that run beneath Centennial Mall. Tatiana Cunningham has highlights of the Toledo Mud Hens' weekend homestand vs. the Indianapolis Indians, plus Rocket softball senior day highlights vs. Kent State, and results from the baseball team's trip to Ball State.
A Nazi demonstration in downtown Toledo resulted in riots 10 years ago; Andrew Kurtz reports on this year's demonstration and counter-protest and looks into what authorities were able to do to keep the event peaceful. An event on campus raises awareness about the consequences of driving while intoxicated. Local high school students are preparing to build equipment that will be used on the International Space Station. The annual AIDS walk raises awareness about AIDS and HIV in Toledo. Student organizations bring upbeat music and dance to Savage Arena with StompFest. The annual UT dance marathon, RockeTHON, took place this weekend and Angelique Baird reports on how much money UT students were able to raise for Children's Miracle Network. Zeinab Cheaib has Rocket Sports: highlights of the UT baseball team's doubleheader vs. Northern Illinois and the results of the softball team's dual matchup against Ohio University. Plus Toledo pro sports highlights from the Toledo Walleye ECHL playoff game vs. the Wheeling Nailers and Cody Connally's feature on the Toledo Mud Hens' home opener.
A guest visiting the Ottawa House residence hall dies suddenly of a heart attack; Zeinab Cheaib looks into the tragedy. Students in Carlson Library are caught off-guard when water begins pouring from the first floor ceiling. Updates are made to UT’s Student Code of Conduct to give a more broad definition of sexual misconduct; Katie Kerekes details the changes. Local media organizations react to the reporting inaccuracies that recently landed Rolling Stone magazine in the spotlight. UT opens a new off-campus sports medicine & physical therapy facility. Students create and display art that reflects medical conditions. Devan Lutz has Rocket Sports; the Rocket softball team hosts Ball State and Miami of Ohio; the highlights of the football team’s spring game; and a recap of the women’s club lacrosse team’s season finale against Michigan State.
Last week we looked into the Dean of YouCollege being placed on administrative leave pending an investigation; we have an update on the ongoing process that has three other staffers in the college also on leave and under scrutiny. Last week several former UT Football and Men's Basketball players were sentenced in a point-shaving scandal dating back to 2005; Mark Wuwert breaks down the results of the court proceedings. A number of sex offenders are living near campus; we look at where they're at and where people can go to find out if one of their neighbors has been convicted. Devan Lutz looks into the grassroots effort that is underway to legalize marijuana in Ohio and talks to County officials about how legalization could help Toledo financially. Despite the state recently passing a law making red-light traffic cameras illegal, the city of Toledo is still using them to catch people speeding; Angelique Baird investigates the controversial enforcement tool. A WXUT DJ is hoping that an upcoming rap cypher on campus will bring attention to both Toledo's blossoming Hip-Hop scene and the campus radio station's programming. Andrew Kurtz has Rocket Sports: a recap of the women's track & field home meet vs. Bowling Green; highlights of the men's club lacrosse team's match vs. Lawrence Tech.; and highlights of the baseball team's weekend series against Central Michigan.
The Dean of UT's YouCollege has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Following a sexual abuse incident at a local daycare, other business are addressing safety concerns; Fayth Atkins reports on the steps they are taking. Devan Lutz checks out the performances at "A Star Spangled Songfest" as the University's second-oldest tradition packs Savage Arena. UT observes Earth Hour by turning off the light's on University Hall's iconic clock tower. The Toledo Zoo's aquarium, originally built during the great depression with WPA funds, gets a multi-million dollar makeover; Zeinab Cheiab reports from the grand re-opening. The Latino Student Union's annual Scholarship Dance recognizes outstanding students. Katie Kerekes has Rocket Sports; highlights of the Men's Tennis team's victory over Ball State; a recap of the Softball team's weekend series at Bowling Green; and a look at how the Football team is raising awareness of disabilities by participating in a unique football game.
Fraternities around the country are being scrutinized following separate allegations of racism and sexual assault; Devan Lutz talks to members of the Greek community at UT. Student Government's election protocol is questioned after only one ticket in the 2015 presidential election is approved to run; Mark Wuwert looks into the issue. UT Medical Students celebrate Match Day and find out where they have been placed for their residencies. A fraternity raises awareness and helps people with disabilities by hosting a dance at the student Rec Center. Angelique Baird checks out UT's Big Event, which organizes students to clean up the community. Student residents on campus host their younger brothers and sisters at Lil Sibs Weekend. International Students are celebrated at UT's annual International Dinner. David Duffey has Rocket Sports; highlights of the Women's Basketball team's run in the WNIT with home games vs. Wright State and Michigan; and a recap of the Baseball team's weekend MAC homestand vs. Kent State.
The UT Board of Trustees announces Dr. Sharon Gaber as the University's next president; Fayth Atkins has more on Toledo's 17th president. Students representing WXUT radio station and Zeta Phi Eta, the Communication honor fraternity, travel to New York to attend a broadcasting conference over Spring break. A student running a community non-profit organization is working to start a 24-hour Spanish language radio station in Toledo. The Toledo Museum of Art gives music lovers an opportunity to enjoy jazz in a unique setting every month at the TMA's Glass Pavilion. Lydia Sims checks out the annual Glass City Wine Festival. Students can get a discount on movie tickets at Franklin Park Mall's Rave Cinema. Zeinab Cheaib talks to International students who were unable to fly home for spring break and were left with nothing to do on campus. Mark Wuwert has Rocket Sports; highlights of the men's and women's basketball teams' MAC tournament games from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The last of the 3 finalists for UT's next president visits campus; Devan Lutz talks to Dr. Sharon Gaber about her vision for UT. Don West, the criminal defense attorney who represented George Zimmerman following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, speaks at the UT Law Center. Katie Kerekes checks out artwork created by UT students that is being displayed on billboards around Northwest Ohio. A little-known program in the College of Pharmacy is training students for careers in cosmetic design. UT's Black Student Union celebrates BSU week. More than 30 local eateries are participating in Toledo's Restaurant Week; Mark Wuwert reports on where students can enjoy fine dining while saving money. Lydia Sims has Rocket Sports; UT Athletic Director, Mike O'Brien comments on women's soccer head coach Brad Evans' sudden departure; highlights and postgame reaction from the women's basketball team's senior day game vs. Central Michigan; and a complete recap of the men's team's senior night game vs. Ball State.
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