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Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

A student group is again pushing for UVM to divest from fossil fuels and plans to submit a proposal to the board of trustees this month. The board of trustees, who has control over UVM’s endowment, has previously not supported divestment. Organize, a newly formed environmental club, hopes their proposal will...

BREAKING: Student protestors rally against preacher on campus

BREAKING: Student protestors rally against preacher on campus

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

A group of 150-200 students gathered to protest against a preacher that was yelling anti-gay messages and quoting biblical verses on the middle of UVM's Central campus. He preached for about an hour and gathered a small crowd. As he entered the second hour, a group of counter-protesters gathered around...

Student emails hit with scams once again

Student emails hit with scams once again

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

UVM students were once again targeted by email scams that aimed to steal their money, according to UVM Police Services. UVM students received an email alert from UVM Police Services Sept. 6, warning them of fake emails that offered them employment assisting a doctor in supporting students with disabilities...

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The person in charge of UVM’s public safety has been on leave for two months, and those acting in her place refuse to clarify why she’s still being paid or when she’s coming back. Lianne Tuomey, UVM Police Services Chief, went on a leave of absence beginning July 11. She still remains on an ind...

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Staff Report

September 6, 2019

A passenger of a vehicle was sexually assaulted while parked in a Redstone campus parking lot, late Sept. 5, according to UVM Police Services. The incident is still under investigation by the Chittenden County Unit for Special Investigations. The man was driving a minivan and described as white and...

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Staff Report

September 4, 2019

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM groups what they thought about the reemergence of white nationalist stickers on UVM’s campus. Here’s what they said.

VT Supreme Court rules against UVM, says police document should be made public

VT Supreme Court rules against UVM, says police document should be made public

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

August 26, 2019

Vermont’s highest court has ruled the UVM Police Services arrest record should be available to the public despite the university refusing to hand it over. The Vermont Supreme Court issued their ruling in favor of appellant Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate of Vermont Law School, Aug. 23 after Oblak ar...

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

June 28, 2019

The Vermont Supreme court has ruled a man may be able to sidestep UVM after the university refused to give up a police record. The court ruled June 27, 2019, that Jacob Oblak's petition he made to the criminal court for the arrest affidavit of Wesley Richter should have been considered by a lower...

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23 Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations press release, which notes that he is on the Vermont Sex O...

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