The Independent Collegian

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The Independent Collegian
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Collegian Media Foundation
Editor Emily Schnipke
Founded 1919 (as The Universi-Teaser)[1]
Headquarters 2801 W. Bancroft St.
Mail Stop 530
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Circulation 7,000[2]

The Independent Collegian is an independent student newspaper published in Toledo, Ohio, serving the University of Toledo community. It is published weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year.

Early history[edit]

The Independent Collegian was first published in 1919 as The Universi-Teaser. It was renamed The Campus Collegian three years later. In 1962, it was renamed again to The Collegian.[1]

Competition and color[edit]

In early 1993, two former Collegian editors started a rival publication, Spectrum,[3] which was published in full color.[4] At the time, The Collegian was a published in black-and-white, with occasional spot color runs for special occasions such as Valentine's Day.[5] In response, The Collegian switched to full-color publication on September 20, 1993, although the news that The Collegian was planning to do so was first published in August by Spectrum, rather than by The Collegian itself.[6]


After many years as an official service of the University of Toledo, The Collegian staff negotiated a split with the university in 2000, moving from offices in the Student Union to off-campus headquarters and renaming the paper to The Independent Collegian. The newspaper is now legally and financially independent of the university.[1]

The Independent Collegian's first home after independence was on Dorr Street, and in 2003, the newspaper moved to 2132 Middlesex Drive, next to the now-shuttered Dowd, Nash and White residence halls. In the fall of 2012, the newspaper moved on campus to a suite in Carlson Library. It remains an independent newspaper, operated by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Collegian Media Foundation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Independent Collegian - About The IC". November 18, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Independent Collegian - Advertising". Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Miller, Michael (January 7, 2011). "Rocket Man". Toledo Free Press. Toledo, Ohio. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Spectrum. Toledo, Ohio. March 31, 1993.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ The Collegian. Toledo, Ohio. February 13, 1992.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "It's Coming: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Spectrum. Toledo, Ohio. August 4, 1993.