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Universiteit van Toledo

Universiteit van Toledo

Die Universiteit van Toledo is 'n studente-gesentreerde, openbare universiteit, geleë op 450 hektaar, ses myl noordwes van die sentrum van Toledo, Ohio. Die metropolitaanse navorsingsinstelling integreer leer, ontdekking en betrokkenheid, sodat studente hul hoogste potensiaal kan bereik in 'n omgewing wat omhels en vier menslike diversiteit, respek vir individue en vryheid van uitdrukking. Die mede -opvoedkundige instelling, wat in 1872 gestig is, het begin as die Toledo University of Arts and Trades - 'n private skool vir kuns en ambagte wat skildery en argitektoniese tekening as enigste vak bied. is gestig op 160 hektaar, geskenk deur Wakeman Scott as 'n skenking vir die universiteit om die jongmense van die stad op te lei. Die skool ontvang sy eerste munisipale ondersteuning in 1884 en word die Manual Training School. Teen die twintigerjare brei die groeiende instelling sy aanbod uit, word meer 'n skool vir hoër onderwys en neem die studentebevolking toe. Gedurende die vorige jare is klasse gehou in twee geboue in die middestad, hierdie plekke was minder as ideaal. In 1928 het president Henry J. Ongeveer 400 mans het minder as een jaar gewerk om die Hall en die Memorial Field House in die Collegiate Gothic -ontwerp te voltooi. Die universiteit het sy huidige naam in 1940 gekry en in Julie 1967 'n staatsinstelling geword. Die staat se verkrygingsproses het studentesubsidies en kapitaalverbeteringsfondse verhoog, wat die universiteit gehelp het om meer as 15 akademiese geboue en koshuise by die kampus te voeg, voor die jaar 2000. Toledo bied onder 'n semesterkalender meer as 250 studieprogramme aan in agt kolleges, insluitend die College of Arts & Sciences, die College of Business, die College of Education, die College of Engineering, die College of Health and Human Services , die College of Law, die College of Pharmacy en die University College. Gewilde hoofvakke sluit in elementêre onderwys, bemarking en kommunikasie. Die biblioteek beskik oor 'n spesiale versameling Ezra Pound -materiale. Die Centennial Mall is 'n skilderagtige grasperk in die hartjie van die kampus. Volgens die American Society of Landscape Architects is dit een van die "100 mooiste aangelegde plekke in die land." Die Wolfe Hall van die Universiteit, wat in 1998 geopen is, is een van die mees gevorderde wetenskapfasiliteite in sy soort vir apteek, Die Universiteit van Toledo het ook 'n hoëtegnologiese omgewingsnavorsings- en onderrigfasiliteit - die Lake Erie Research and Education Center, geleë aan die oewer van Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio. Die Universiteit van Toledo Foundation - 'n privaat , organisasie sonder winsbejag wat in 1990 gestig is - is die amptelike organisasie wat geskenke ontvang vir die Universiteit van Toledo. Onder leiding van 'n vrywillige kuratorium bestaan ​​die organisasie uit alumni, lede van die gemeenskap en ander vriende van die universiteit. Studente word aangemoedig om deel te neem aan buitemuurse en ko-kurrikulêre aktiwiteite. Die interkollegiale sportspanne ding mee aan die NCAA se Mid-American Conference.


Universiteit van Toledo

In 1868 publiseer die koerantredakteur Jesup Wakeman Scott 'n pamflet getiteld "Toledo: Future Great City of the World" waarin hy beweer dat Toledo teen 1900 'n belangrike sentrum van wêreldhandel sou word. As gevolg hiervan het Scott 160 hektaar geskenk grond na die stad om 'n universiteit te bou. Die skool is bekend as die Toledo University of Arts and Trades en is in 1872 opgeneem en bied sy eerste klasse aan in 1875. sluit in 1878 weens finansiële probleme.

In 1884 is die droom wedergebore toe die stad Toledo in dieselfde jaar beheer oor die bates van die skool verkry het. hulle het sowel akademiese vakke as beroepsvaardighede geleer.  Studente moes ten minste dertien jaar oud wees om in te skryf.

In die vroeë 1900's het die skool se administrateurs die instelling na die standaarde van moderne universiteite beweeg. Tog het die skool finansieel gesukkel gedurende hierdie era. Bedryfsadministrasie) en die Onderwyskollege. As gevolg van die uitgebreide graadprogramme het meer studente ingeskryf.   Teen die laat 1910's was studente -inskrywings ongeveer 1,400. Buitemuurse aktiwiteite het ook uitgebrei, en in 1917 vorm die universiteit sy eerste sokkerspan.

Inskrywings het steeds toegeneem in die jare na die Eerste Wêreldoorlog, wat 'n groot bouprogram genoodsaak het. Ongelukkig het die Verenigde State spoedig die Groot Depressie betree. finansiële probleme.   Die universiteitsadministrasie kon uiteindelik federale New Deal -programme gebruik om kampusverbeterings te help finansier.

Tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog het die Universiteit van Toledo 'n ooreenkoms met die Amerikaanse weermag aangegaan om 'n aantal opleidingsprogramme aan te bied en huisvesting aan troepe te verskaf. in ander aktiwiteite ter ondersteuning van Amerikaanse soldate.  Die universiteit het geweldig gegroei nadat die oorlog verby was toe veterane by die GI ingeskryf het Bill. Benewens nog 'n toename in die inskrywing, kon die skool addisionele geboue bou en die Greater Toledo Television Foundation stig, wat fokus op opvoedkundige televisieprogrammering.

Tot 1967 was die Universiteit van Toledo 'n munisipale universiteit en het 'n aansienlike deel van die begroting van die stad ontvang. As gevolg hiervan het die staatswetgewer op 1 Julie 1967 gestem om van die Universiteit van Toledo 'n staatsuniversiteit te maak. Studente was betrokke by 'n aantal protesoptredes in die laat 1960's en vroeë 1970's, wat verband hou met die oorlog in Viëtnam en reaksies op geweld op die kampus by ander instellings, maar hul pogings het vreedsaam gebly.

Die Universiteit van Toledo het aan die einde van die twintigste en vroeë een-en-twintigste eeu steeds toegeneem in beide studente en die grootte van die kampus.   Vandag skryf die instelling jaarliks ​​meer as twintigduisend studente in en spog met uitstekende programme in apteek en ingenieurswese.


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Stigting en vroeë geskiedenis Redigeer

Die Universiteit van Toledo het in 1872 begin as 'n privaat kuns- en ambagsskool wat vakke soos skilderkuns en argitektoniese tekeninge aanbied. [8] Die idee agter die skool is bevorder deur Jesup Wakeman Scott, 'n plaaslike koerantredakteur, wat in 1868 'n pamflet gepubliseer het met die titel "Toledo: Future Great City of the World." [8] Scott se publikasie het sy oortuiging uitgespreek dat die middelpunt van die wêreldwye handel weswaarts beweeg, en teen 1900 in Toledo geleë sou wees. Ter voorbereiding op die verwagte uitbreiding van die wêreldhandel na die westelike rigting na Toledo, het Scott 160 hektaar grond geskenk as 'n skenking vir 'n universiteit en die Toledo University of Arts and Trades is op 12 Oktober 1872 ingelyf. [9] Die oorspronklike missie van die universiteit was om "kunstenaars en ambagsmanne te voorsien van die beste fasiliteite vir 'n hoë kultuur in hul beroepe." [8] Scott sterf in 1874, 'n jaar voor die opening van die universiteit in 'n ou kerkgebou in die sentrum van Toledo. [8] Teen die laat 1870's was die skool in finansiële moeilikheid en na dertig jaar in werking, het die skool in 1878 gesluit. [8] Op 8 Januarie 1884 het die bates van die skool die eiendom van die stad Toledo geword. Die skool heropen as die onder leiding van die stad as die Toledo Manual Training School. Dit bied 'n driejaarprogram aan vir studente van ten minste 13 jaar wat akademiese sowel as handmatige onderrig ontvang het. [8]

Jerome Raymond, die eerste president van die universiteit, het sy aanbod in die vroeë 1900's uitgebrei deur aan te sluit by die Toledo Conservatory of Music, die YMCA College of Law en die Toledo Medical College. Raymond het ook die College of Arts and Sciences gestig. [8] Ondanks die uitbreiding het die skool finansieel gesukkel en verskeie regsgevegte oor beheer deurgemaak. [8] A. Monroe Stowe het in 1914 president geword en gehelp om die universiteit te organiseer en te stabiliseer en op 30 Januarie 1914 het die kollege bekend gestaan ​​as Toledo Universiteit. [9] Stowe stig die College of Commerce and Industry (later die College of Business Administration) in 1914 en die College of Education in 1916. [8] Gedurende die tydperk het die inskrywing toegeneem van 200 studente tot ongeveer 1 500. [8] Saam met die uitgebreide akademiese aanbod, het buitemuurse aktiwiteite toegeneem met die universiteit se eerste interkollegiale atletiekprogramme wat in 1915 gestig is, insluitend sokker in 1917. Ander organisasies word gevorm, soos die toevoeging van 'n studenteraad en die universiteit se eerste studentekoerant, Die Universi-Teaser, in 1919. [8] Die atletiekprogramme het hul bynaam, die Rockets, in 1923 ontvang van 'n koerantskrywer, wat gedink het dat die naam die spelstyl van die spanne weerspieël. [8]

Teen die 1920's was die Universiteit van Toledo 'n groeiende instelling, slegs beperk deur die geboue wat dit gehuisves het. Klasse is gehou in twee geboue in die middestad, maar albei was te klein. [8] In 1922 verhuis die universiteit na 'n opleidingsfasiliteit vir motorwerktuigkundiges wat vir die Eerste Wêreldoorlog op die oorspronklike Scott -grond gebou is, nadat dit die twee geboue in die middestad uitgegroei het waar die universiteit die eerste keer werk. [8] Ondanks die feit dat dit twee keer so groot was van die ou geboue het die ligging op die Scott -land vinnig verouderd geraak nadat 'n toename in die inskrywing met 32 ​​persent 'n tekort aan klaskamerruimte veroorsaak het. [8] In 1928 word Henry J. Doermann president en begin spoedig planne vir 'n nuwe kampus. Doermann het sy befondsing ontvang nadat 'n stad-geïnisieerde heffing met 10 000 stemme geslaag het. [8] Doermann het saam met 'n plaaslike argitekfirma saamgewerk om die nuwe kampus te ontwerp met behulp van ontwerpelemente van die universiteite van Europa, die hoop was dat die argitektuur studente sou inspireer. [8] Minder as 'n jaar later is die Universiteitsaal en die Field House in die Collegiate Gotiese styl voltooi. [8] Hoewel die inskrywings stabiel gebly het tydens die Groot Depressie, het Philip C. Nash, wat president geword het na die skielike dood van Doermann, drastiese maatreëls ingestel om die koste te verlaag, gekombineer met New Deal -fondse van die federale regering om te help betaal vir nuwe konstruksie en beurse. [8]

Die impak van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog het die universiteit drasties geraak. [8] Die weermag het 'n ooreenkoms met die universiteit aangegaan om oorlogsopleidingsprogramme aan te bied vir beide militêre en burgerlike persone. [8] Studiegebiede vir burgerlikes sluit in: Ingenieurswese, Wetenskap en Bestuur Oorlogopleidingsprogramklasse en Siviele vlieënieropleidingsklasse. [8] Die weermag het die universiteit gebruik om 'n afdeling van die 27ste Army Air Crew te huisves en op te lei, terwyl die U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps verpleegsters vir weermagveldhospitale opgelei het. [8] Inskrywing van vroue het tydens die oorlog toegeneem en baie studente -organisasies weerspieël die veranderinge, interkollegiale basketbal en voetbal is opgeskort terwyl die Rooi Kruis -hoofstuk van die universiteit, die eerste in sy soort aan 'n universiteit, gebreide bye geborg het om truie vir soldate te maak. [8]

Na-oorlogse era en die 1960's (1946-1972) Redigeer

Na die oorlog het die GI Bill of Rights veterane gehelp om na die oorlog vir universiteitsonderrig te betaal, en meer as 3 000 veterane het voordeel getrek uit die program by UT. [8] In 1945 koop die universiteit oortollige militêre behuising vir die veterane en verskuif dit na die kampus. Die kompleks, bekend as "Nashville", het oorgegaan in getroude studentebehuising tot 1974 nadat die hoogtepunt van veterane afgeneem het. [8]

In 1947 vervang Wilbur W. White Nash. White het 'n progressiewe tienjarige ontwikkelingsplan voorgestel, maar hy is in 1950 oorlede voordat die nuwe ontwikkeling voltooi is. [8] Die universiteit, onder nuwe president dr. Asa Knowles, het White se plan voortgesit en 'n nuwe manshuis in 1952 voltooi en die nuwe biblioteek in 1953. Opvoedkundige programmering vir volwasse studente is uitgebrei en die Greater Toledo Television Foundation geskep om televisie te gebruik vir opvoedkundige doeleindes. [8]

In 1958 het Knowles met die stadsraad van Toledo vergader om 'n nuwe plan vir die toekomstige finansiering van die universiteit te bekom, gedurende die veertigerjare is die 12 persent van die stad se begroting aan die universiteit toegewys en hierdie persentasie was onvolhoubaar. [8] Die Raad het voorgestel dat die universiteit finansiële hulp van die staat Ohio verkry om die finansiële las van die stad te verlig. [8]

Asa Knowles bedank dieselfde jaar die presidentskap, maar William S. Carlson het die kwessie nagestreef en drie wetsontwerpe is in 1959 by die staatswetgewer ingedien om 'n studentesubsidie ​​voor te stel vir die drie grootste munisipale universiteite van die state, Universiteit van Toledo, saam met die Universiteit van Akron en Universiteit van Cincinnati. [8] Die rekeninge het gestop, maar 'n heffing van $ 2 miljoen is dieselfde jaar aangeneem om die universiteit te help onderhou. [8] Die drie grootste munisipale universiteite van Ohio het voortgegaan om finansiële bystand van die staat en het uiteindelik daarin geslaag op 1 Julie 1967. Die besluit het van die universiteit 'n staatsuniversiteit gemaak nadat hy meer as 80 jaar lank as 'n munisipale universiteit was. [8] Benewens subsidie ​​vir studente, bied staatsondersteuning geld vir kapitaalverbetering vir die bou van kampusse, [8] die universiteit het sy naam verander na die Universiteit van Toledo. [9]

In die 1960's het politieke en sosiale aktivisme op die UT -kampus toegeneem. Soos baie universiteite, het die UT -kampus gereeld studente -protesoptredes beleef. [8] Studente protesteer oor 'n verskeidenheid kwessies, wat wissel van 'n vreedsame voedseloproer in 1968 oor die kwaliteit van voedsel, tot protesoptredes deur studente wat die Viëtnamese oorlog teenstaan, wat tot verskeie arrestasies gelei het. [8] In 1970 het UT -studente vreedsaam gebly na die skietery van betogers in Kent State. UT het rassespanning beleef toe 'n betoging deur Afro -Amerikaanse studente in Mei 1970 in reaksie op Jackson State -moorde die Universiteitsaal tydelik gesluit het. [8] Weer het die UT -protes vreedsaam geëindig toe die universiteitspresident met die studente vergader het. [8]

1973–1995 Redigeer

UT vier in 1972 sy eeufees met 'n jaar van vieringe. Ook daardie jaar tree president Carlson af, en Glen R. Driscoll is gekies as nuwe universiteitspresident en begin met verdere uitbreiding van die universiteit met die toevoeging van die Center for Performing Arts and Savage Hall in 1976, die Center for Continuing Education in 1978, en Stranahan Hall in 1984. [8] Die universiteit vervang parkeerterreine en die verouderde weermagbarakke met Centennial Mall, 'n aangelegde winkelsentrum van nege hektaar in die middel van die kampus. [8] Die bou van die SeaGate -sentrum in die sentrum van Toledo het in 1985 begin as deel van die herlewingspogings in die middestad. [8] McMaster Hall is in 1987 voltooi en planne vir die Student Recreation Center is in 1990 gemaak. Dieselfde jaar is die Greek Village en die Larimer Athletic Complex voltooi en die Glass Bowl is opgeknap. [8]

Frank E. Horton, voormalige president van die Universiteit van Oklahoma, is in Oktober 1988 gekies as dertiende president en het die groei van die universiteit voortgesit, bevorder deur die vorige presidente. [8] Horton het 'n groot strategiese beplanningspoging begin en die groei van die universiteit gereël. [8] Om die planne te help bereik, het die universiteit in 1993 'n fondsinsamelingsveldtog van $ 40 miljoen, genaamd UT40, geloods. [8] Gedurende die middel 1990's het UT kommersiële geboue in Dorrstraat en Secorweg vir klaskamers opgeknap. [8] 'n Nuwe Akademiese Sentrum en Koshuissaal is in 1992 gebou om die Honneursprogram te huisves. [8] Die Sentrum vir Visuele Kunste by die Toledo Museum of Art is ook dieselfde jaar voltooi, gevolg deur die International House Residence Hall en Nitschke Hall in 1995. [8] En in 1995 begin met die bou van 'n apteek, chemie en lewenswetenskappe. kompleks op die hoofkampus en 'n Lake Erie Research Center in Maumee Bay State Park. [8] Die 1990's het ook aansienlike groei in tegnologie ingesluit. Die universiteit het in 1994 aangesluit by OhioLINK, 'n biblioteeknetwerk in die hele staat. [8]

21ste eeu Edit

Na 'n uitgerekte protes deur studente, personeel, fakulteite en gemeenskapslede, het die kuratorium van die universiteit ingestem om huishoudelike vennootvoordele in die gesondheidsorggedeelte van die kontrak vir fakulteite en personeel op te neem met 'n effektiewe aanvangsdatum van 1 April 2006. Hierdie ontwikkeling het die Universiteit van Toledo die eerste staatsuniversiteit gemaak wat binnelandse vennote ná die verloop van Ohio -uitgawe 1 begin dek het. Die protes het momentum gekry ná November 2004, toe kwessie 1 as 'n grondwetlike wysiging in Ohio aangeneem is, maar meer as 'n dekade vroeër begin het met die werk van verskeie fakulteitslede.

Op 31 Maart 2006 onderteken goewerneur Bob Taft Huiswetsontwerp 478, wat die Universiteit van Toledo met die Mediese Universiteit van Ohio saamgesmelt het. [10] Die samesmelting het op 1 Julie 2006 in werking getree. Die instelling het die Universiteit van Toledo se naam behou, en die voormalige fasiliteite van die Mediese Universiteit van Ohio word die Health Science Campus genoem. [11] Toledo het die derde grootste openbare universiteit in Ohio geword wat die bedryfsbegroting betref, asook een van slegs 17 openbare universiteite in die land wat handelskolleges, onderwys, ingenieurswese, regte, medisyne en apteek het. As gevolg van hierdie samesmelting, sal die College of Pharmacy een van slegs 45 Amerikaanse kolleges vir apteek in 'n akademiese gesondheidswetenskapsentrum wees. Die veldtog 'Future of Pharmacy' (2008–2010) van die kollege is begin om beurs- en toerustingfondse in te samel vir die uitbreiding van die kollege na 'n nuwe gebou op die gesondheidskampus, 'n uitbreiding wat opvoedkundige en navorsingsgeleenthede vir studente en fakulteite sal vergroot. [12] Wat vroeër die Kollege vir Kuns en Wetenskappe genoem is, is in drie kolleges verdeel, waaronder die Kollege vir Tale, Letterkunde en Sosiale Wetenskappe, die Kollege vir Kommunikasie en Kuns en die Kollege vir Natuurwetenskappe en Wiskunde.

Toledo is 'n openbare universiteit en word bestuur deur 'n kuratorium en die Ohio Board of Regents, albei aangestel deur die goewerneur van Ohio. Die raad bestaan ​​uit 14 lede en word tans gelei deur Joseph H. Zerbey, IV. [13] Die raadslede, wat onbetaalde gemeenskapslede is, delegeer sy uitvoerende gesag aan die president. Die huidige tussentydse president is Gregory Postel. [14]

Die Universiteit van Toledo bestaan ​​uit die volgende kolleges en skole:

  • Kollege vir volwasse en lewenslange leer
  • Kollege vir Lettere en Lettere
  • Kollege vir Besigheid en Innovasie [15]
  • School of Healthcare Business Enterprise en Innovasie
  • Kollege vir Gesondheid en Menslike Dienste
  • Judith Herb Onderwyskollege
  • Ingenieurswese kollege
  • Kollege vir Nagraadse Studies
  • Kollege vir Gesondheidswetenskappe
  • Regskollege
  • Skool vir Biomerkers en Gevorderde Simulasie
  • Kollege vir Natuurwetenskappe en Wiskunde
  • Skool vir Groen Chemie en Gevorderde Hernubare Energie
  • Verpleegkollege
  • Kollege vir Farmasie en Farmaseutiese Wetenskap
  • Kollege vir Visuele en Uitvoerende Kunste
  • Jesup W. Scott Honours College
  • UT aanlyn

Die Universiteit van Toledo bied meer as 250 akademiese programme aan in 'n uiteenlopende en omvattende reeks studies. Dit is die sesde grootste universiteit in Ohio volgens inskrywing, en bied 'n 20: 1-student-tot-fakulteitsverhouding en 'n gemiddelde klasgrootte van 25.

Nasionale ere -verenigings soos Phi Kappa Phi en Tau Beta Pi het hoofstukke by UT. Die universiteit bied ook verskeie maniere aan waarop studente hul akademiese ervaring kan verryk. Dit sluit in die Honours College, studie in die buiteland, diensleer en voorgraadse navorsing.

Akademiese ranglys
Nasionaal
ARWU [16] 155-175
Forbes [17] 619
DIE/WSJ [18] 492
Amerikaanse nuus en wêreldverslag [19] 298-389
Washington maandeliks [20] 291
Globaal
ARWU [21] 601-700
DIE [22] 501-600
Amerikaanse nuus en wêreldverslag [23] 834

Navorsing Redigeer

Die universiteit het die University of Toledo Research Enterprise en 'n aantal navorsingsentrums en institute.

Die Lake Erie -sentrum, geleë in Maumee Bay State Park, ondersteun interdissiplinêre navorsing oor omgewingsprobleme wat die Great Lakes raak.

Die UT Polymer Institute, deel van die College of Engineering, ondersteun navorsing oor polimere en plastiese tegnologie.

Die Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC) is in Januarie 2007 gestig met 'n toelaag van $ 18,6 miljoen van die Ohio Department of Development en $ 30 miljoen van federale agentskappe, universiteite en industriële vennote om navorsing te doen wat betrokke is by die vestiging van wetenskap- en tegnologieplatforms, met tweede diens en derde generasie fotovoltaïese (PV) materiale, en toestelle wat aangepas is vir toepassings in die opwekking van skoon elektrisiteit. [24] Die drie belangrikste plekke van die Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC) sluit in The University of Toledo, The Ohio State University en Bowling Green State University. [24]

Die navorsing van die sentrum fokus op die verbetering van materiale en toestelle vir groot oppervlaktes, die doeltreffendheid van sonkragtegnologieë en die verlaging van produksiekoste-met die uiteindelike doel om die aantal elektriese opwekkingstelsels op sonkrag ook in huise, besighede en nutsdienste te verhoog as ondersteuning van die land se verdedigings- en lugvaartbehoeftes vir gevorderde sonkragstelsels.

In 2012 het die Universiteit van Toledo aangesluit as vennote van die Lowell Discovery Telescope (voorheen Discovery Channel Telescope). [25]

Die atletiekspanne van die Universiteit van Toledo speel as die Rockets, en uniforms dra die kleure middernagblou en goud. Die sportspanne van die universiteit speel in die Mid-Amerikaanse konferensie. Die Rockets-sokkerspan hou nege Mid-American Conference-kampioenskappe, in 1967 (mede-kampioen met Ohio) 1969, 1970, 1971, 1981, 1984, 1990 (mede-kampioene met Western Michigan), 1995, 2001, 2004 en 2017.

Toledo Rockets -sokker het op 26 Desember 2010 teen Florida International in die Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in 2010 gespeel. Toledo het die wedstryd met 34–32 verloor. Toledo het op 5 Januarie 2015 in die Go Daddy Bowl teen Arkansas State gespeel. Die Rockets het 63–44 gewen.

In die seisoen van 2009 het die mans -tennisspan 2de in die gewone seisoen geëindig met 'n rekord van 17–10 en die eerste keer in 35 jaar die eindronde van die MAC -toernooi gehaal.

Die mansbalspan van Toledo Rockets was die 2006-2007 Mid-Amerikaanse konferensie-kampioen onder hoofafrigter Stan Joplin, 'n voormalige ster-speler vir die Rockets in die laat sewentigerjare, en was 'n hulpafrigter van 1984 tot 1990. Hy is afgedank nadat hy teruggesak het na 'n 11-19 rekord in 2007-08. Die span het 'n NCAA-toekenning ontvang vir hoë akademiese prestasie, Toledo het die tweede beste APR-punt in die land en MAC vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar behaal. [ wanneer? ] Die basketbalprogram vir mans van die Universiteit van Toledo staan ​​vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar aan die bokant van die Mid-Amerikaanse konferensie in die National Collegiate Athletic Association se akademiese prestasiebeoordeling (APR). [ wanneer? ] Toledo se 994 -telling was gelykop met die derde plek onder alle NCAA -afdeling I -basketbalprogramme vir mans en roetes, net Columbia en Davidson. [ wanneer? ]

In die lente van 2011 het die basketbalspan van die Universiteit van Toledo die WNIT gewen en die eerste MAC -span in enige sportsoort geword wat 'n nasionale kampioenskap in moderne tye gewen het.

Die landloop vir vroue het vier MAC-kampioenskappe (2001, 2002, 2010, 2011) en drie MAC-naaswenners gewen (2003, 2005, 2009). Die landloopspan vir vroue eindig 21ste by die NCAA-kampioenskappe in 2011 en 28ste by die NCAA-kampioenskappe in 2010. Die vrouebaanspan eindig ook as die 2012 MAC Binne- en Buitelug-naaswenner.

Die Universiteit van Toledo het twee amptelike gelukbringers, Rocky the Rocket en Rocksy the Rockette. Rocky is in 1966 bekendgestel, en Rocksy is bekendgestel in 2011. UT het ook 'n amptelike geespersoneel bekend as Blue Crew. Die University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band voer 'n voor-wedstrydvertoning en rustydvertoning by alle tuisvoetbalwedstryde in die Glass Bowl.

Bowling Green -wedywering Redigeer

Die belangrikste voetbal -teenstanders van Toledo is die Valke van die Bowling Green State University. Die twee spanne het voorheen elke jaar om 'n trofee gespeel, bekend as die Peace Pipe, 'n prys wat uit basketbal ontstaan ​​het, maar in 1980 na voetbal gegaan het. van die I-75 "trofee, 'n brons trofee wat aan die wenner van die wedstryd toegeken word. Toledo lei nou die reeks, en Toledo oorheers tans die reeks met 10-1 in die afgelope elf byeenkomste, insluitend 'n oorwinning van 66–37 op Bowling Green se tuisveld, Doyt Perry-stadion. [26] [27]

Klubsport Redigeer

Die Universiteit van Toledo het ook 'n aantal klubsport onder leiding van die Universiteit se Afdeling Studentesake. Klubsport ontvang befondsing van die universiteit as studente-organisasies, gepaardgaande uitgawes in die sport word dikwels aangevul deur studente se betaal-tot-speel-fooie en geldinsamelingsaktiwiteite. Klubsportsoorte wat deur UT aangebied word, sluit in: bowling, basketbal vir vroue, bemanning, langlauf, yshokkie vir mans, lacrosse vir mans, quidditch, seil, mansvoetbal, tafeltennis, tennis, baan en veld, mans en vroue se ultieme skyf, omheining, vroue se vlugbal, waterpolo en stoei. [28]

'N Paar onlangse prestasies van die Universiteit van Toledo Sportklubs sluit in: drie opeenvolgende individuele stoei nasionale kampioenskappe van 2006 tot 2008 drie Midwest-Collegiate Sailing Association Championships in 1950, 2008 en 2009 2 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Nasionale Kampioenskappe in 2008 en 2009 'n NIRSA Open Division Soccer National Championship in 1996 en 'n American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I National Championship in 1992.

Yshokkie Redigeer

Die manshokkiespan van Toledo Rockets is lid van die American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Afdeling II. Behalwe dat dit aan die ACHA behoort, is die span ook 'n oorspronklike lid van 'n konferensie wat bekend staan ​​as die Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League (TSCHL) wat in 2010 gestig is. [29] Die span speel 'n 30-35 wedstrydskedule teen ander klubspanne in die streek.


Geskiedenis van die Universiteit van Toledo

Dit is 'n argiefkopie van die katalogus 2018-2019. Besoek http://utoledo-public.courseleaf.com vir toegang tot die mees onlangse weergawe van die katalogus.

Die Universiteit van Toledo het in 1872 begin as 'n privaat kuns- en ambagsskool wat skilderye en argitektoniese tekeninge as enigste vakke bied. In die 145 jaar sedertdien het die Universiteit gegroei tot 'n omvattende instelling wat meer as 300 voor- en nagraadse programme aan meer as 21,000 studente van regoor die wêreld bied. Die geskiedenis van die ontwikkeling daarvan is 'n merkwaardige verhaal.

In a pamphlet published in 1868 titled “Toledo: Future Great City of the World,” Jesup Wakeman Scott articulated a dream that led him to endow what would become The University of Toledo. Scott, a newspaper editor, expressed his belief that the center of world commerce was moving westward, and by 1900 would be located in Toledo. To help realize this dream, in 1872 Scott donated 160 acres of land as an endowment for a university to train the city’s young people.

The Toledo University of Arts and Trades was incorporated on October 12, 1872, to “furnish artists and artizans [sic] with the best facilities for a high culture in their professions.” Scott died in 1874, a year after the university opened in an old church building downtown. The school was short-lived, however, closing in 1878 due to a lack of funds. On January 8, 1884, the assets of the university were given by Scott’s sons to the city of Toledo and the school reopened as the Toledo Manual Training School. It offered a three-year program for students who were at least 13 years old in academic and manual instruction.

Dr. Jerome Raymond was appointed the first president in 1908. He expanded the school’s offerings by affiliating with the Toledo Conservatory of Music, the YMCA College of Law and the Toledo Medical College, and he helped to create the College of Arts and Sciences. These changes moved the university toward becoming a baccalaureate-degree granting institution, but the school struggled through years of inadequate finances and legal battles over control.

In 1914, Dr. A. Monroe Stowe became president and led the University on its first organized path of development. He founded the College of Commerce and Industry (currently the College of Business and Innovation) in 1914, and the College of Education (today the Judith Herb College of Education) in 1916. Enrollment grew from 200 students to 1,400.

As evidence that the University was maturing, student participation in extracurricular activities increased. In 1919, Student Council was created, and two students started a newspaper called The Universi-Teaser. In 1915, the students petitioned for an intercollegiate athletic program. Football began in 1917, although the first game was a 145-0 loss to the University of Detroit. The sports teams received their nickname, the “Rockets,” in 1923 from a newspaper writer who thought the name reflected the football team’s playing style.

By the 1920s, Toledo University was a growing institution, limited only by the size of buildings that housed it. Classes were held in several small buildings downtown. In 1922, the university moved into an automobile mechanics training facility that had been constructed for World War I on the original Scott plot of land. While twice the size of the old buildings, this location was less than ideal. Its limitations became evident when an enrollment increase of 32 percent in one year produced a critical shortage of space.

The prospects for a new, permanent home for the university improved in 1928 when Dr. Henry J. Doermann became president. His first activity was to initiate plans for a new campus. To pay for the proposed buildings, that year the city placed a bond levy before Toledo’s voters. A campaign by faculty and students led to the levy’s passage by 10,000 votes and less than one year before the start of the Great Depression. Doermann wanted the new campus to reflect the best design elements of European universities because he felt such architecture would inspire students. It took 400 men less than one year to build University Hall and the Field House in the Collegiate Gothic style.

While enrollments remained stable at the university during most years of the Depression, its finances were strapped. Dr. Philip C. Nash, who became president following Doermann’s sudden death, instituted drastic measures to cut costs. Funds from the federal government’s New Deal programs helped by paying for new buildings and student scholarships.

While the Depression decade determined in many ways if the University would survive, it was World War II and its aftermath that transformed UT into the modern university it is today. The impact of the war was felt almost immediately. The military contracted with UT to offer war-training programs for military and civilian personnel. Student life also changed with the war. With a dwindling number of male students, women assumed leadership roles on campus, and intercollegiate basketball and football were suspended. And, tragically, more than 100 UT students were killed in the war. After the war, the GI Bill of Rights provided a way to reward veterans for their service by paying their college tuition, and more than 3,000 veterans took advantage of the program at UT.

In 1947, Wilbur W. White replaced Nash, who had died the previous year. White proposed a progressive 10-year development plan, but he died in 1950 before any new buildings were completed. His successor, Dr. Asa S. Knowles, oversaw the completion of several buildings, including a new library in 1953. Knowles resigned the presidency in 1958. His last official act was to meet with Toledo City Council to discuss the future financing of the university. As a municipal university, more than 12 percent of the city’s budget was allocated to it, and Knowles felt this was unsustainable. Council members suggested the university consider acquiring financial assistance from the state.

It was left to President William S. Carlson to pursue the issue. In 1959, bills introduced in the legislature for a state subsidy for Ohio’s three largest municipal universities stalled, and the university’s financial situation worsened. Fortunately, a 2-mill levy in 1959 passed by 144 votes, raising $1.7 million a year for the university. But the universities of Akron, Cincinnati and Toledo all continued to press for state financial assistance and finally, on July 1, 1967, The University of Toledo became part of the state’s system of higher education. In addition to tuition subsidies for students, state support provided capital improvement money for a campus building boom.

College students became more politically active in the 1960s, and student protests became frequent. Most at UT were peaceful, although protests in opposition to the war in Vietnam led to several arrests. In 1970, the campus remained calm following the deaths of four student protesters at Ohio's Kent State University. A protest led by African American students after the killing of students at Jackson State University in Mississippi temporarily closed University Hall in May 1970, but this ended when Carlson met with the students and reached a peaceful accord.

UT marked its centennial in 1972 with a year of celebration. That year Carlson retired, and Dr. Glen R. Driscoll was selected as his successor. Driscoll oversaw further expansion of the University’s physical plant. Centennial Mall, a nine-acre landscaped area in the center of Main Campus, replaced parking lots and Army barracks in 1980. In 1985, Driscoll retired and was replaced by Dr. James D. McComas, who continued the expansion of the University’s facilities. His tenure at UT was brief, however, as he resigned in 1988.

Dr. Frank E. Horton was selected to be The University of Toledo’s 13th president in October 1988. To meet the challenges of the 1990s, Horton began a lengthy strategic planning effort to chart a course of targeted, purposeful growth. To help achieve the plan’s many goals, in 1993 the University launched a successful $40-million fundraising campaign. The University continued to expand its physical environs with the renovation of commercial buildings into classrooms. The University also formalized its relationship with the Toledo Museum of Art with the completion of UT's Center for the Visual Arts on the museum’s grounds. The University also built its Lake Erie Research Center at Maumee Bay State Park.

Significant growth in the 1990s was not only in buildings, but also in technology. The University joined OhioLINK, a statewide library network, in 1994. The internet became accessible in residence halls and offices. Technological improvements enabled students to register for classes and check their grades online. The University also began to experiment with offering classes via distance (online) learning.

In 1999, Dr. Vik Kapoor became the University’s 14th president following Horton’s retirement. Kapoor embarked on a restructuring program that included major resource reallocation and administrative reorganization. The Community and Technical College, established in 1968 on the University’s Scott Park campus, was abolished. In June 2000, Kapoor resigned, and was replaced the following year by Dr. Daniel Johnson.

Johnson’s agenda focused on reconnecting the University to the community through outreach and engagement activities, and the University’s mission was rewritten to describe UT as a metropolitan research university. Planning began on a science and technology corridor to encourage research partnerships with businesses. Construction projects on Main Campus included renovations to several older buildings, including the Memorial Field House, which was transformed from a basketball arena into a classroom building it reopened in 2008 after several years of standing empty.

In 2006, the University saw another fundamental change with the merger of UT and the Medical University of Ohio, which had been founded as a separate state-supported institution in 1964. As part of the merger, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, who had been president of MUO, was named president of the merged university. UT became one of few universities nationwide to offer degrees in medicine, law, engineering, business, nursing, pharmacy and education.

In 2015, UT welcomed its first female president, Dr. Sharon L. Gaber. As the University's 17th president, Gaber has worked to increase enrollment, retention, research and philanthropy, and has overseen the implementation of an agreement to partner UT’s medical education with ProMedica, a regional health-care system. Through increased collaboration with faculty, staff, students and the community, Gaber also has led the University in efforts to create and implement a new strategic plan, a diversity and inclusion plan, and a new multiple-campus master plan.

Despite the challenges facing higher education in the 21st century, The University of Toledo today is a success story. Many of its faculty and academic programs have worldwide reputations, and its Main Campus and Health Science Campus are recognized as architectural gems. If the past is any indication, future challenges will be met and the institution will continue educating its students as accountable citizens and global leaders.


University of Toledo - History

University Hall has been an iconic part of the University of Toledo and the City of Toledo since its conception in 1929. The building utilizes collegiate gothic architecture and stands as an inspiration to students to learn and reach for their goals. However, University Hall was not always apart of the University of Toledo.

Prior to the completion of University Hall in 1931, and the leadership of President Henry Doermann, the University was financially unstable, having changed its location multiple times. However, this all changed in 1928 when the University appointed Dr. Doermann President of the University. A bond levy which was placed on the ballot for the City of Toledo in the fall of 1928, which would give funds to the University for the purchase of a new land and the construction of a new campus. President Doermann, university alumni, and other volunteers were able to gather enough support for the bond levy to be passed. The bond issue that was agreed upon totaled $2,800,000, which in today’s (2018) currency would be close to $40 million.[1] After many locations throughout the Toledo area were proposed, it was finally agreed upon by City Council and the relocation board that the new location of the University would be on West Bancroft Street, where it is presently located. On January 31, 1929 the board approved the site and purchased, for a price of $275,00, land from the Rufus Wright Farm (80-acres on West Bancroft).[2] Additionally, another purchase was made to buy 34 acres of land in between the Wright Farm and Terminal Railroad tracks, for a price of $25,000.[3] In 1929, the architectural firm of Mills, Rhines, Bellman, and Nordhoff was chosen to design the University buildings. The contract for constructing University Hall, as well as the Field House went to the Henry J. Spieker Company. Construction finally started and took 11 months to be completed in 1931. With the completion of University Hall UT now has a stable educational environment.

He had chosen University Hall’s Gothic architectural design to reflect a few aspects from the Universities in Europe believing it would be an encouragement to the students attending. Due to this choice in design, it became a standard for all other buildings created on the main campus. Doermann brought more life to the school starting in 1928. At the age of 37, he was elected President of the University in the city of Toledo. After becoming President of the University his first task was to begin an expansion program to organize a new location for the University. Doermann collected the funding needed for this project given to him by a city-initiated bond levy having ten thousand votes. At the time of the new University President had to deal with a little flooding from the Ottawa River, but soon ground was broken for the University Hall in March of 1929 and the cornerstone ceremony began on June 12, 1930. Construction was completed with 400 construction workers in the span of 10 months and a five day open house was initiated in February of 1931.

Architectural Style: Collegiate Gothic

  • Standing 63 feet tall, includes a bell tower in the center which stands 205 feet tall.
  • The tower has four gargoyles which face outward on the four corners.
  • The front entrance is modeled after Daneway Hall, a 16 th century mansion.
  • Contains to courtyards in the east and west wings.
  • Features classical gothic architecture motifs, such as a turret in the front, pointed arch doorways, battlements, and vaulted ceilings.

Architects: Mills, Rhines, Bellman, and Nordhoff Inc.

Contractor: Henry J. Spieker Company (crew of 400 workers)

Ground Breaking: March 3 rd , 1929

Interior of University Hall:

  • Has 337 room, including a theatre which hold over 500 people (named after President Doermann), a cafeteria (removed now office space), 2,000 windows, 12 chimneys, and a library located on the 5 th floor (has been removed and is now class rooms and offices).
  • Home to various administrative and academic offices which consist of the Presidential office, college of arts and letters, office of the provost, college of graduate studies, and college of mathematics. Students who take their subjects in this building are given plenty of ranging activities such as foreign languages, religion, economics, and psychology.

Materials Used: 50,00 tons of Wisconsin Lannon stone and Indiana Limestone. Including 993 tons of Fave bricks, 1,048,600 Duplex bricks, 1,957,300 common bricks, and 6,000 tons of mortar.

Ivy in the front of the building comes from Heidelberg College of Germany. In the past it used to be tradition, in the United States, once a new campus was built a branch of ivy was brought over from a European Institution and planted in the new campus. Symbolizing continuing education.

Corner stone was laid on June 12 th , 1930, however Dr. Doermann left a sort of time capsule within the stone before it was laid. The stone contains a short history of the University, descriptions of the bond campaign, copies of the University’s annual Blockhouse, Campus Collegian, Toledo City Journal, and pictures from the ground breaking.

On the third floor there is a collection of 55 painted University seals, which represent the first faculty to occupy University Hall.

Bibliografie

Value of $2,800,000 in 1928. Inflation Calculator for Today's Dollars, www.saving.org/inflation/inflation.php?amount=2,800,000&year=1928.

Hickerson, Frank R. The Tower Builders the Centennial Story of the University of Toledo. University of Toledo Press, 1972.


University of Toledo

Ons redakteurs gaan na wat u ingedien het, en bepaal of hulle die artikel moet hersien.

University of Toledo, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. It offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through 13 schools and colleges. The main campus is in west Toledo in addition there are the Scott Park campus of Energy and Innovation, the Health Science campus, and academic facilities at the Lake Erie Center, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Stranahan Arboretum. The university also provides a joint-study program with Bowling Green State University. Research centres and institutes include the Polymer Institute, the Legal Institute of the Great Lakes, and the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center. The University of Toledo enrolls approximately 23,000 students.

The Toledo University of Arts and Trades was founded in 1872 on the current Scott Park campus on lands donated by Jesup W. Scott, a citizen of Toledo. It was a municipal university from 1883 until 1967, when it began receiving state support. Pharmacy and law were added to the curriculum in the first decade of the 20th century, when the university became affiliated with Toledo Medical College and the Toledo YMCA College of Law. The university experienced marked growth beginning in 1928 with the creation of the campus in west Toledo. In 2006 the University of Toledo merged with the Medical University of Ohio the latter was renamed the University of Toledo Health Science Campus.

This article was most recently revised and updated by Rachel Cole, Research Editor.


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here’s another interesting link to some aku-aku stories:

my dad tuned the piano at the aku-aku and i sometimes went with him. i remember meeting count basie and other entertainers. i also remember watching all the beautiful girls hanging around the swimming pool on a weekday afternoon. ahem.
dad had a lot of slick shapiro stories, none of which i remember other than the fact that dad liked him because he paid and he paid on time.
that said, i really enjoy this site. keep it up!

Dankie! That is a GREAT link.

My grandparents basically lived right around the corner at “Phil Manor,” a brick apartment building at Robinwood and Bancroft, and we used to pass the Town House/Quality Inn there all the time. By then (late 60s, early 70s) the area was still sliding and the digging for Interstate 75 made it a pretty memorable mess anyway.

I worked as a sommelier at Tiffinanny’s in 1979. It was a wine only bar (about 120 different bottles) with one beer, Grolsch. The food was limited to a cheese plate ( bonbel, port salut, port wine cheddar, brie and apple slices. There was live music on the weekends, but it was more if a date place than a singles bar.
Great article. Good memories. I moved out of state that year.

Hi Mark, thanks for sharing your memories of Tiffinanny’s. I came to Tiffinanny’s frequently back in the mid to late 1970’s, and you are correct, Tiffinanny’s was a date place. It was unique and very special. The owner created spaces within his establishment just for couples partitioning tables with tall walls that split each table in fours to seat up to 4 couples per table. While I cannot recall the owner’s name, I recall his telling my then girlfriend and I that he named the place after his 2 ex-wives. Excellent wine and cheeses, and live music. All good memories.

I went searching on the Internet in search of any photos of Tiffinanny’s. So far, I have not found any. The only references of Tiffinanny’s found are from those that either worked or performed there. I hope to find a photo or of it someday. Thanks again for sharing.


Chapter 1: The Early Years, 1872-1910s

In a small pamphlet published in 1868 entitled “Toledo: Future Great City of the World,” Jesup Wakeman Scott articulated a dream that led him to endow what would become the University of Toledo. Scott, who served as editor of The Toledo Blade from 1844-1847, often used his writings to promote the city. In this publication, he expressed his belief that the center of world commerce was moving ever westward, and by 1900 would be located in Toledo. The city would become bigger than Paris, London, or New York. To help realize this dream, in 1872 Scott donated 160 acres of land on Nebraska Avenue near a proposed railroad terminal as an endowment for a university to train the city’s young people to assume roles in the Future Great City.

Articles of incorporation were drawn up on October 12, 1872 for the Toledo University of Arts and Trades. The institution was to “furnish artists and artisans with the best facilities for a high culture in their professions. ” Income from the lease of the Scott land, then valued at $80,000 but certain to increase rapidly when the railroad terminal opened, was to support the institution. The university was to offer its classes “free of cost to all pupils who have not the means to pay for the same, and all others are to pay such tuition and other fees as the trustees may require.”

Unfortunately for the struggling university, the railroad terminal never materialized. Jesup Scott died in 1874, a year before the university opened in the old Independent Church Building at 10th and Adams downtown. The building was named for trustee William Raymond, who gave the money needed to purchase it. The university’s curriculum centered on design courses, with painting and architectural drawing as the only subjects. The school was forced to close in 1878, however, because it was never able to gain appropriate finances.

Jesup Scott’s three sons—Frank, William, and Maurice—were disappointed by the failure of the school. They felt that the university might succeed if reorganized as a manual training school. But because they had no money, the sons turned over the university’s assets—including the 160 acres of land—to the city of Toledo on January 8, 1884. Three months later the city accepted the gift and agreed to use the assets to create a university, as was required by the Scott trust.

The city ordinance accepting the assets stated that the school was to be called Toledo University, and its first department was to be the Manual Training School. A Board of Directors was appointed, and the Toledo Board of Education provided the top floor of the Central High School to house the Manual Training School. The school offered a three-year program for students at least 13 years old, who divided their time evenly between academic and manual instruction.

The Manual Training School was a huge success. Soon the school was out of room, and the Board of Directors asked the Board of Education to provide land for a new building. The ensuing disagreements between these two governing bodies were the first in a long line of fights which would not be resolved until 1911. But the new building was constructed as an annex to Central High.

Toledo University passed up a great opportunity in 1900. An anonymous donor offered to provide a substantial gift of money to turn the Manual Training School into a technical university. However, the Board of Directors turned down the offer because they felt it had too many strings attached. They learned after rejecting the gift that their would-be benefactor was steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie gave his money a few years later for the establishment of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh.

The Manual Training School changed its name to the Toledo University Polytechnic School in 1900. However, most people continued to call it the Manual Training School, and it continued a curriculum of traditional and vocational instruction to students in the 8th grade and higher. Another quarrel broke out between the Board of Directors and the Board of Education over space for the school. When it could not be resolved, the Board of Directors decided to exclude students in grades 8 and 9 from attending. With this move, the battles between the two bodies intensified.

Albert E. Macomber, one of the original trustees of the institution in 1872 and an ardent supporter, suddenly turned on the school and began a lengthy battle against it. He sought to have the Polytechnic School abolished and reestablished as the manual training department of Central High. Maurice Scott supported Macomber because he felt the Polytechnic School was not the intention of his father’s original endowment.

The university’s Board of Directors needed a new facility to relieve overcrowding, and proposed selling the Scott farm property to pay for it. Macomber and the Scott sons sued, stating that the city and the Board of Education had no right to sell the land. The university’s Board of Directors turned to the state legislature, which in 1904 enacted legislation stating the right to regulate municipal universities was a power of city council, not the Board of Education. A circuit court ruling upheld the legality of the Board of Directors.

The battle between the two governing boards continued, and escalated. In 1905, the Board of Education refused to levy taxes to support the school, and the Manual Training School could not open for one month due to lack of funds. The next year the Board of Education sought to strengthen its hand by seizing the building that housed the school. Several members barricaded themselves inside, refusing to leave. The Board of Directors asked the city to file a lawsuit to finally settle the question of who controlled the university.

Funding for the school continued to be tenuous. In 1908, when the city tried again to levy taxes to support the institution, Macomber vigorously attacked the effort. He published a scathing circular criticizing the university. City government was unwilling to turn over any money to operate the institution until Board member Dr. John S. Pyle pointed out the city had just spent $2400 to purchase an elephant for the zoo. Surely, Dr. Pyle argued, the university was as important as an elephant. The tactic worked, and on June 15, 1909, the city granted $2400 to fund the institution. This did not end the financial problems of the university, however, and operating expenses often had to be made up out of the pockets of the directors.

Dr. Jerome Raymond was appointed the first president of the university in 1908. Despite the financial headaches and the on-going questions concerning the legality of the university’s existence, Dr. Raymond was able to make some progress for the university. He expanded the university’s offerings by affiliating with the Toledo Conservatory of Music and the YMCA College of Law and creating the College of Arts and Sciences. Along with its affiliation with the Toledo Medical College, which had occurred in 1904, these changes were important in moving the institution from being a manual training school to becoming an institution of higher education.

However, Dr. Raymond found the stress of the situation too much, and resigned in 1910. No candidates came forward to replace him because of the political difficulties and an annual city appropriation of only $3600. The university appointed Dr. Charles Cockayne, then on the faculty, as acting president.

At this time, classes for the university were being held in both the Manual Training School facility and at the Toledo Medical College building at Cherry and Page. The Toledo Medical College building was nearly destroyed in a fire on January 9, 1911. This was a devastating blow for the directors. The university lost its laboratories, its library, and many classrooms. The directors were ready to give up and close the university. Fortunately, an arrangement was made to use the third floor of the Meredith Building at Michigan and Jefferson. The university continued to hang on.

On January 24, 1911, in the case of Toledo v. Seiders et al., the university finally got the legal decision it had eagerly sought settling the questions of ownership and control. A circuit court decision (upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court) clearly established the legal existence of the university and the Board of Directors as its governing body. The city raised its budget to $5000, and for the first time it appeared the institution might survive.

The Board of Directors realized after the court’s decision that it no longer needed the Manual Training School. The curriculum did not fit with an institution that provided baccalaureate education. In 1914, the directors worked out an agreement to give the building to the Board of Education in exchange for an empty elementary school at the corner of 11th and Illinois. However, this building was not without its problems. It needed extensive renovation it was in a bad neighborhood and it was a mile from the Cherry and Page street building which, after having been repaired following the fire, continued as the location for many classes.

With the new building came a new president. Dr. Cockayne was removed, although at first he refused to leave and his replacement, Dr. Allen Cullimore, had to change the locks on the president’s office door to keep him out. Dr. Cullimore served as acting president for five months until a permanent president, Dr. A. Monroe Stowe, took office on July 6, 1914.

Dr. Stowe faced many of the same challenges of his predecessors, and some new ones. In 1914, the Toledo Medical College closed, the victim of new regulations governing medical education issued by the American Medical Association. But despite this setback, Dr. Stowe seemed to have the vision to take the university on its first organized path of development. He established educational standards, admission requirements, and a formal curriculum. He founded the College of Commerce and Industry in 1914, and the College of Education in 1916. Enrollment grew from 200 students to 1400, and the budget increased to $200,000. Dr. Stowe took the first steps toward becoming accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and in 1920 accreditation was granted.

Dr. Stowe’s tenure was not without controversy, however. In 1915, at the urging of Dr. Pyle, Dr. Stowe hired Scott Nearing as professor of economics and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Nearing was an economics professor who had been dismissed from the University of Pennsylvania for his radical views. With his national reputation, Nearing was sought after as a speaker, and came to be seen as the spokesperson for the working classes of Toledo. With the United States on the verge of entering World War I and the fear of Socialism on the rise, however, Nearing was attacked by many conservative groups in the city. They feared he was using his position in the classroom to teach Socialism to students. The groups and their influential leaders succeeded in getting Nearing dismissed from his position in 1917. His house was raided, many of his papers were confiscated, and the American Association of University Professors refused Nearing’s appeal for assistance.

When the United States entered the war in 1917, enrollment dropped as students left to serve their country. The Committee on Education and Special Training of the U.S. War Department proposed a program to the university to train automobile mechanics for the war effort. A machine shop and dormitory were built on the Scott property on Nebraska Avenue for this purpose, as was housing for the Toledo University Section of the Students Army Training Corps. This program, the forerunner of ROTC, provided army training for many soldiers. Many of these students returned to the university after the war and enrolled as full-time students.

At the end of nearly 50 years of existence, Toledo University had emerged as a growing municipal university.

While its critics, including Albert Macomber, continued to attack it, the institution had established the legality of its existence, had divorced itself from a manual training curriculum, and was accredited by a national agency. It continued, however, to be housed in several inadequate buildings, and in the next decade would be forced to find a permanent home.


Sexism Charges Challenged at the University of Toledo

Three sources within the department told HNN that Ruth Wallis Herndon is the professor who resigned. Professor Herndon could not be reached for comment, but these sources said that neither a sexist atmosphere nor the University&rsquos report led to her resignation. Rather, she left simply because she was offered a better position at Bowling Green State University, which is closer to her home.

Every female professor that I contacted declined to comment on the OID report for fear of worsening the situation. However, two female graduate students in the department, who wish to remain anonymous, both said that, to their knowledge, the accusations in the report are untrue. &ldquoIf the charges were true,&rdquo offered one student, &ldquoyou would think [sexism] would have trickled down to the graduate students, which it hasn&rsquot.&rdquo Another student believes that the problem is caused by one professor, &ldquoand it has been turned into sexism because she happens to be female.&rdquo If the department is &ldquotoxic&rdquo in the eyes of this professor, she continues, &ldquoIt is because she has made it so.&rdquo

My sources indicated that the divide within the department might be more related to politics than sexism. One source says &ldquothe problems in the department exist due to differences of opinion in how the department should be run.&rdquo Much of the animosity seems to stem from a vote of no confidence (8-4) in the former department chair, Timothy Messer-Kruse. A source within the department said that since the vote, &ldquothose that supported the former chair&helliphave an axe to grind.&rdquo Another female graduate student confirmed that &ldquothere is a lot of bitterness and hard feelings&rdquo over last year&rsquos vote. Professor Larry Wilcox says that Messer-Kruse was ousted because his critics believed he was not leading the department well.

Wilcox, who has been teaching at the University for almost forty years, admits that the History program is in dire condition. He claims that &ldquoadministrators who give little support to the humanities&rdquo are a big part of the problem. When Wilcox began teaching at Toledo in 1968, University enrollment was at 9,000 and there were twenty tenure track professors in the history department. Today, enrollment is just under 20,000 and there will be eight tenure track professors, one of whom is a woman, by the end of the academic year.

In the last three years, eight members of the teaching faculty have retired, but according to Wilcox, the administration has not permitted the department to replace them with new tenure track faculty. Both Wilcox and the graduate students I spoke to felt that if new faculty were hired, problems in the history department would be ameliorated.

In Wilcox&rsquos view, the University&rsquos treatment of the OID report has exacerbated the situation. He says that the allegations in the report have resulted in &ldquoarbitrary and capricious punishment of the Department of History by the current administration of the University of Toledo.&rdquo The University has repeatedly denied his requests to see the specific allegations made in the report, along with support and attribution. Instead, the administration has given the department a two page summary and conclusions of the OID investigation. In local newspaper articles, the administration has contended that faculty members were given anonymity so they would not be hindered in fully expressing their feelings about the department. Nevertheless, a graduate student remarked, &ldquoBy refusing to discuss the situation, the University is merely suppressing the problem.&rdquo

Wilcox also charged that his department has not been given the &ldquoright to respond to [the report] in a fair and public forum.&rdquo Consequently, he and five other male faculty members (or 2/3 or the remaining tenure track faculty) have filed a class action grievance against the administration of the University of Toledo. One male and one female professor refused to sign the suit. When contacted, a representative of the University administration said that it would be &ldquoinappropriate for the University comment under the circumstances.&rdquo

Given the recent developments, the atmosphere of the University of Toledo&rsquos history department is replete with tension and low morale. At least three Master&rsquos students are leaving after this year. Professor Wilcox complains that &ldquouniversity politics&rdquo have unduly intruded on his professional obligations and his devotion to his students. However, there is still some optimism that the department can weather the storm. One graduate student says, &ldquoI know we can get through this and that the quality of our program will carry us through.&rdquo


Post Modern Style

Post-Modern is the name given to recent developments in architecture. Its defining elements are not always clear, but it does represent a drastic change from the buildings of the International Style. For some architects, Post-Modern is a return to the styles of the 1920s and 1930s. To others it means an interest in the arbitrary geometry of the Beaux-Arts school of the 19th century. To still others it is completely radical and new. One could sum up the Post-Modern style by one word: eclectic.

9. Stranahan Hall

Architects: Munger, Munger, and Associates

Stranahan Hall, home of the College of Business Administration, fits the Post-Modern label well. It is modern, yet old. It is square, yet round. It is symmetrical, yet asymmetrical. It is eclectic.

Stranahan Hall has been one of the most acclaimed buildings constructed on campus. In 1986, the architectural firm won an American Institute of Architects/Society of Honor Award for the design. It has been described as "a sophisticated use of form and materials relating well to the campus's Collegiate Gothic roots."

Heaviness of walls, unlike sleek glass and steel of the International buildings.

Pointed dormer windows of the Gothic tradition.

Rounded northeast corner, balancing against other square and pyramidal sides.

Classical columns on south facade.

Five-story atrium, balanced against buried first floor.

Deeply recessed windows are a much simplified version of the leaded glass casement windows of University Hall.

10. McMaster Hall

Architects: Munger, Munger, and Associates

McMaster Hall is the second building on campus to be built in the Post-Modern style. Like Stranahan Hall, it encompasses elements of the old and the new, yet its roots are clearly in the Collegiate Gothic. It is less eclectic and more traditional than Stranahan Hall.

Features to note:

Heaviness of walls gives the feeling of permanence and tradition.

Pointed roofs and battlement decoration are Gothic elements.

Pointed arched doorways, chimney brick, casement windows, and slate on roofs are similar to University Hall.

Seven-story height of central portion reminiscent of University Hall tower.

Its traditional design contrasts with the building's intended purpose to provide a place for instruction in advanced physics and astronomy.

11. The Academic Center Residence Hall

Architects: Seyfang, Blanchard, Duket, Porter Inc.

Typical of the eclecticism of the Post-Modern movement, the Academic Center Residence Hall combines elements of both the Gothic and International styles of architecture. The outer walls combine modern aluminum with traditional brick. The Hall unites vertical, horizontal and diagonal surface areas, along with tall, narrow windows to provide a unique blend of the old and the new.

Slanted roofs reminiscent of University Hall design.

Aluminum roof design combines elements of the old and the new.

12. Student Union Addition

Much like the Academic Center Residence Hall, the latest Student Union Addition is a combination of the Gothic and International Styles. This is exemplified in the use of both buff-colored brick in the middle of the building and Indiana limestone at each end. This combination is also evident in the design and materials used on the roof, which is peaked and made of slate on each end and flat in the middle.

Middle of building is rounded showing interest in geometric shapes. This interest is reminiscent of the International as well as the Transitional styles of architecture.

Ends of building emphasize clean vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines, and include evidence of the Collegiate Gothic.

13. Center for Visual Arts

Architects: Frank O. Gehry and Associates

The Center for Visual Arts is located adjacent to The Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo's Old West End and is the first University building designed by world- renowned architect Frank Gehry. The design of the building provides an interesting and pleasing contrast to the classical appearance of the Museum.

The Center for Visual Arts is a building of metal and glass that exemplifies the contemporary style. In designing the complex, Gehry paid special attention to balancing different geometric shapes, particularly noting the flat roof and the rounded corners of the building. The Center for Visual Arts is often noted for its award-winning design and was also featured in Time magazine.