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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


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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 was then pledging Phi Gamma D...

The University responds

Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed

April 18, 2017


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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...

The events of the weekend

The events of the weekend

April 18, 2017


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After Seller interviewed Reichhelm on Saturday’s events, she said she was able to gain information that there may have been some hazing at the fraternity that night, according to police reports. During Seller’s interview, Reichhelm said he was “the most drunk he had ever been.” He said he had gotten...

Privacy laws protect former student’s identity

Privacy laws protect former student’s identity

Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed

April 18, 2017


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Administrative bodies at the University, including those in student life and fraternity and sorority life, knew who stole the Black Lives Matter flag as soon within two days of the Sept. 25 theft, the documents stated.Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said she participated in other conver...

Drug offenses drop on campus

Drug offenses drop on campus

Sandi Omanovic

April 19, 2016


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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...

For your own safety: Sobering Up

For your own safety: Sobering Up

Jacob Holzman, Sarah Olsen, Rachel Peck, Jill Vaglica, and Madison Olivieri

October 19, 2015


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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 19, 2015


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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 19, 2015


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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 19, 2015


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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 15, 2015


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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 8, 2015


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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...

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