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BlM flag thief identified

BlM flag thief identified

Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed
April 18, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Headliners

  On Saturday, Sept. 24, sophomore J.T. Reichhelm said he stole the Black Lives Matter flag from outside the Davis Center, leaving his fingerprints for police to find. UVM police began investigating the theft Sunday morning and later identified Reichhelm as the thief.  Reichhelm, who ...

The University responds

Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed
April 18, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Headliners

The University announced the results of the hazing investigation in a March 30 press release. FIJI was suspended for four years as a result of the police investigation. If an establishment is using drinking games to distinguish membership, it is considered hazing, he said. “Optional means nothing...

Drug offenses drop on campus

Drug offenses drop on campus

Sandi Omanovic
April 20, 2016
Filed under Enterprise

Between 2013 and 2014, UVM cut its drug and alcohol referral numbers nearly in half. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires Universities to release crime statistics on and near campus, UVM released a report in 2015 that showed a 45 percent drop in on-campus disciplinary liquor referrals a...

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe
February 25, 2016
Filed under Enterprise

A three-part series examining the past, present and future of the University of Vermont's racial climate.

For your own safety: Sobering Up

For your own safety: Sobering Up

Jacob Holzman, Sarah Olsen, Rachel Peck, Jill Vaglica, and Madison Olivieri
October 20, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

Naylor said that the day after he was taken into protective custody, he woke up at ACT 1, in a windowless room, lying on what appeared to be a hospital bed. “I didn’t know what to do or where to go,” Naylor said. “I mean I didn’t even remember getting there.” According to ACT 1 staff,...

For your own safety: the path to the ‘drunk tank’

For your own safety: the path to the ‘drunk tank’

Jacob Holzman, Sarah Olsen, Rachel Peck, Jill Vaglica, and Madison Olivieri
October 20, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

It was Sept. 12, 1:45 a.m. and first-year Harrison Naylor was too drunk to walk to his dorm alone. Naylor walked up Main Street with first-year Alex Bennett and one other student. As they walked, Naylor’s friends held him up by their shoulders. Officer Chris Bataille of the South Burlington Police Department...

For your own safety: Protective Custody

For your own safety: Protective Custody

Jacob Holzman, Sarah Olsen, Rachel Peck, Jill Vaglica, and Madison Olivieri
October 20, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

First-year Aidan Ryan wound up in the “drunk tank,” Sept. 18, a little after midnight.Ryan said he and his friends were on their way back from a small get-together downtown. At some point, they started wrestling. “It was nothing remotely toward serious,” he said. At 1:30 a.m. UVM poli...

For your own safety: Reporting You to U

For your own safety: Reporting You to U

Jacob Holzman, Sarah Olsen, Rachel Peck, Jill Vaglica, and Madison Olivieri
October 20, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

When ACT 1 processes a UVM student, their information is sent to the Center for Health and Wellbeing. UVM receives this information as part of the contract they have with ACT 1 in the form of monthly reports, according to the contract. The only way this will not happen is if the student pays out...

Monsanto invests in apple study

Monsanto invests in apple study

Sarah Olsen, Courtney Cunningham
September 16, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

Monsanto, a company part of the alliance that is suing Vermont for passing genetically modified organism food labeling laws, funded a small part of an ongoing study in UVM’s plant and soil department. Terence Bradshaw, tree and viticulture specialist at UVM and lead researcher of the study, said M...

Funded by UVM, Burlington police patrol extra hours for off-campus parties

Funded by UVM, Burlington police patrol extra hours for off-campus parties

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres
September 9, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

On Saturday night, the streets of Burlington were mobbed by college students returning to school, and to party culture. One man was confronted for public urination. A white van branded with the Burlington Public Works logo rolled along Buell Street on their patrol route. A Burlington officer confronted the offender, takin...

Burlington Police Patrol: UVM and Burlington Coexisting

Burlington Police Patrol: UVM and Burlington Coexisting

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres
September 9, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

Sullivan said he does feel that these extra patrols have made a huge difference in Burlington. “When I started here 16 years ago, it was unbelievable what some of these neighborhoods looked like on an average night, and again, we didn't have the resources to deal with the issue,” Sullivan said.  ...

Burlington Police Patrol: The flow of Ticket Revenue

Burlington Police Patrol: The flow of Ticket Revenue

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres
September 9, 2015
Filed under Enterprise

Not only is the BPD compensated by the University for their hours conducting these patrols, but the revenue from the fines for citations given out during these patrols flows directly into the police department, Weinberger said. From 2010 to 2014, nine Burlington streets made up 1,165, nearly half, of ...

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