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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