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Police cars parked in the Burlington Police parking lot on June 18.

Shooting near UVM campus injures one, perpetrator remains unknown

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 2, 2021

Less than a mile away from UVM’s campus, gunshots fired by an unknown individual Monday night injured one at the Dorset Street University Mall, according to the South Burlington Police. The shooting,...

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.

UVM professor and doctor faces federal child pornography charges

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter May 26, 2020

A UVM assistant professor and doctor at the UVM Medical Center will now face federal trial for charges related to child pornography on top of previous charges of voyeurism. Eike Blohm, 38, was originally...

UVM Police cars sit outside the department's headquarters May 2, nearly two months after most students have vacated campus.

On a quiet campus, UVM Police take on new roles

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter May 15, 2020

UVM Police received only a third of their average number of calls this April compared with the previous five years.  Typically UVM Police receive about 300 calls in April. In April 2020, UVM Police...

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.

UVM professor and ER doctor removed from class following arrest

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter April 26, 2020

A UVM professor and doctor at UVM Medical Center who was arrested for voyeurism will not continue to teach for the rest of the semester.  However, the question still looms of what will happen to the...

Paper decorations and a notice of room inspections show the lingering marks of fire. Five first-years were charged with arson after setting paper decorations on several doors on fire, according to UVM Police Services.

UPDATE: State’s Attorney’s Office declines to prosecute five first-years charged with arson

Sawyer Loftus , News and Sports Editor February 10, 2020

UPDATE: One day after UVM Police announced it had cited five UVM first-year students into court for arson, the Chittenden County State's Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute the students. Interim...

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect...

A blue light shines through the falling snow on the Andrew Harris Green, Dec. 6. UVM Emergency Management and SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, are currently working to evaluate the use of the lights on campuses nationwide.

UVM and SGA consider removing portions of campus safety feature

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor December 10, 2019

SGA is working to assess the role of blue lights on UVM’s campus and determine if they should be removed and be replaced with an app.  But not all UVM students approve the idea, and UVM Emergency...

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Maryann Makoslej, Cynic News Reporter November 19, 2019

An unidentified man attempted to sleep in a bed already occupied with a resident at Millis Hall Nov. 3, according to UVM Police Services. The man was believed to have been intoxicated, disoriented and...

A student views a Nov. 6 UVM Police Services email warning about scams. UVM students have been the target of email and phone scams since the school year began.

Scammers target UVM students again

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor November 14, 2019

UVM Police Services struggles to combat increasing phone and email scams that target students, despite admitting they don’t have the answers. The UVM community received an email from UVM Police Nov....

Douglas Kilburn's son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus , News Editor November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced...

A UVM police car sits in the Davis Center circle, Oct. 25, 2019.

UVM Police Services loses only female sergeant

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

UVM Police Services is now looking to fill a supervisory position after one of their sergeants left for a position in a federal agency. UVM police posted the position on UVM’s job website Oct. 23...

UVM Police Officer Kariym Azeez walks towards the UVM Police Services building, Oct. 20. Azeez is one of 19 officers who have been operating without Chief Leanne Tuomey for the past three months.

UVM Police Chief remains on leave three months later with no end in sight

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor October 22, 2019
The head of UVM Police Services remains on paid leave for the third consecutive month, without any explanation of why from anyone, including the police chief herself.
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