The Blade


Navigating uncertainty: UToledo experts explain impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

October 20, 2020

  As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe infecting millions of people, UToledo experts provided insight into national issues and how we move forward. Read: Navigating uncertainty: UToledo experts explain impacts of COVID-19 pandemic


Local high schools, colleges host virtual FAFSA workshops

October 17, 2020

Todd Matthews, director of financial aid operations and Rocket Solution Central, encourages current and prospective college students and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, for federal financial aid (including grants, loans and work-study) for the 2021-2022 school year. Read: Local high schools, colleges host virtual FAFSA ...


UT football remembers Jahneil Douglas with No. 54 helmet decals

October 16, 2020

Rocket football players share what it means for them to honor Jahneil Douglas with his jersey number on their helmets. Read: UT football remembers Jahneil Douglas with No. 54 helmet decals


When should children be introduced to politics?

October 12, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Broxmeyer, assistant professor in the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses how young is too young to start talking to children about politics and whether a caregiver’s political affiliation and motivation set the course for the rest of their lives. Read: When should children be introduced to politics?


Glass City group making inroads with solar projects

October 12, 2020

  Dr. Randy Ellingson, professor in the UToledo Department of Physics and Astronomy, also serves as treasurer and technical and education coordinator for Glass City Community Solar, a nonprofit organization that is installing solar panels on the rooftop of a federally subsidized apartment building for low-income residents in Toledo. First-year electricity cost savings through the ...


Music on your mind: Why do certain songs strike a deeper chord than others?

October 12, 2020

Dr. Heidi Appel, professor of environmental sciences and dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College, explains her research into how plants can detect and respond to sounds. Read: Music on your mind: Why do certain songs strike a deeper chord than others?


Biden dominating ad buys on local stations

October 9, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses advertising trends for the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns. Read: Biden dominating ad buys on local stations


UT, BGSU land major Lake Erie algae grants

October 8, 2020

Dr. Jason Huntley, associate professor in the UToledo Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, received a $1.1 million grant from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to advance clean water technology. Read: UT, BGSU land major Lake Erie algae grants


UT awarded $3 million to help more military families with childhood education

October 7, 2020

Dr. Charlene Czerniak, professor emeritus of science education and research professor in the UToledo College of Engineering, received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to promote STEM education in early childhood to military-connected families across the country. Read: UT awarded $3 million to help more military families with childhood education


University of Toledo cancels spring break, replaces with shorter ‘instructional breaks’

October 6, 2020

Dr. Karen Bjorkman, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, discusses adjustments to the spring semester academic calendar as an additional measure to keep campus safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read: University of Toledo cancels spring break, replaces with shorter ‘instructional breaks’