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New chief information officer announced

New chief information officer announced

Lee Hughes, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan announced in a May 1 press release that T. Simeon Ananou will be the new chief information officer for UVM beginning July 1. In the press release, Ananou said that he is honored by his appointment and is looking forward to beginning his work. He has more than 20 years of e...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Photo Illustration/ Alek Fleury and Genevieve Winn First-year Joe Smith, a pseudonym, popped four bars of Xanax at 1 a.m. one Friday. The next thing he knew he was lying in his Harris Millis dorm bed, 40 hours and nine bars later, at 5 p.m. that Saturday. He had attended two Friday morning engineering...

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

NoNames for Justice is planning a sit-in at the board of trustees meeting May 18. The student-activist group held a teach-in April 22 to update students on the progress of their social justice demands. Following the Main Street blockade Feb. 22 and the Waterman takeover by students Feb. 26, adminis...

Top Cats apologize after flyer provokes backlash

Top Cats apologize after flyer provokes backlash

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A student a cappella group has apologized after receiving backlash for their use of racially charged promotional material. UVM Top Cats had posted flyers for their May 5 senior show that depicted the faces of three senior members photoshopped on people wearing the traditional attire of a Mexican mariachi...

SGA denies UPB funding

SGA denies UPB funding

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under News

SGA is not giving more money to the University Program Board to help fund SpringFest after learning of a stockpiled emergency fund. The debate over a bill at an April 3 SGA meeting centered around the $196,000 fund. SGA gave $50,000 annually for SpringFest in a deal that ended this year. Senior Simon Pav...

Women’s basketball coach resigns

Women’s basketball coach resigns

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Sports

The UVM women's basketball coach has resigned following investigations into his verbal conduct with players. Chris Day stepped down April 26 after two years of coaching, according to a UVM Athletics press release today. The press release did not give a reason for his resignation.   The Universit...

Court witness accuses UVM of a smear campaign

Court witness accuses UVM of a smear campaign

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

Discrepancies have surfaced between a witness’s court statements and her email comment. The witness, computer programmer Monica Devino, testified in the Ruescher v. UVM case. She is a former co-worker of Cynthia Ruescher. In court documents, Ruescher’s lawyer said Devino experienced gender discriminat...

Police watch over 4/20 crowd

Police watch over 4/20 crowd

Lee Hughes, Senior Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under News

Hundreds of UVM students gathered on the Redstone campus green to smoke weed and celebrate 4/20. Students began arriving around 4 p.m. for the annual event and dispersed around 4:40 p.m. UVM police arrived well before the students to set up a perimeter around the green. “It’s a classic UVM event,” said...

No damages awarded after trial

No damages awarded after trial

News Staff Report

April 23, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Following three hours of deliberations, a jury ruled that UVM did not mistreat a former information technology employee in a lawsuit she filed seeking financial damages. Cynthia Reuscher, a former Enterprise Technology Services employee, filed suit against the University in 2014, and was laid off...

University overcharged by city for water bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under News

The city of Burlington overcharged UVM for water expenses for over 10 years, costing UVM over 2 million dollars. The Public Works Department estimates that UVM paid the city an extra $15,000 in monthly water expenses for University Heights North and South since 2006, according to a report from Chapin ...

Scammers target UVM students

Scammers target UVM students

Sawyer Loftus, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Junior Allison Schwartz was doing homework when she received a call from an 802 area code number. She didn’t recognize the number, but answered it anyway. “I went, ‘um who is this?’ And they were like, ‘What do you mean, ‘who is it?’ It’s the UVM Police— did you not see the number c...

Confrontation between lawyers at Ruescher trial

Confrontation between lawyers at Ruescher trial

Ben Elfland, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Tears were shed in the courtroom April 19, not by a witness on the stand — but by a lawyer at the defendant’s table. A dispute between lawyers resulted in a near hour-long break and tears during former UVM employee Cynthia Ruescher’s  gender discrimination trial against the University Thur...

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