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.
Two of the three finalists for UT's next president visit campus; Zeinab Cheaib follows Dr. Michele Wheatly as she addresses faculty, staff, and students, and Andrew Kurtz talks with Dr. Christopher Howard. We look into the Athletic Department's attempt to use the popular sex app Tinder for a game promotion. Residents of Ottawa Hills, located just west of Main Campus, debate how to best deal with a growing whitetail deer population. David Duffey checks out the 30th installment of BASHCON, the annual gaming convention that took place over the weekend in the Student Union. A new after-hours care clinic opens at Promedica's nearby Bay Park Hospital. Students pack the Huntington Center downtown to watch the Toledo Walleye for "UT Night Out." The UT Department of Theatre raises the curtain on production of Shakespeare's 12th Night. Cody Connally has Rocket Sports; highlights from Ypsilanti as the women's basketball team faces Eastern Michigan, results of the men's team's road trip to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan, and a recap of the club hockey team's weekend matchup vs. Ohio University.
Larry Burns, UT's popular Vice President for External Affairs and bow-tie aficionado, announces he will be leaving UT for a position at the University of Akron; Andrew Kurtz looks into the probable reasons for his departure. UT is now officially tobacco free, but at what cost to the university's budget? A popular organic food chain announces it will be expanding to Toledo; hear from the Toledo City Council representative who played a key role in bringing the franchise to the Glass City. Almost everyone in Northwest Ohio complains about the cold and snow in February; Katie Kerekes looks at the actual costs that winter has on UT's operating budget and the effects the weather has on students' routines. UT gets state and national funds to research the algae problem in Lake Erie; Devan Lutz talks to two of the faculty members who will be at the forefront of the fight to fix Toledo's water woes. The Department of English's annual Shapiro Essay Revision contest is right around the corner; the competition gives students a chance to use their writing skills to win cash prizes. And Angelique Baird has Rocket Sports; highlights of the men's basketball team's nationally-televised home game vs. Kent State, the results of the women's basketball team's road trip to Akron; and a recap of the women's tennis team's match vs. Cincinnati.
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