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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...

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...

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...

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Sawyer Loftus and Brandon Arcari

April 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A former UVM employee walked up to the home of UVM students hosting a party, gun behind her back, with the intent to ask them to quiet down.   The former employee, Monica Devino, said in court Wednesday that she went to her neighbors’ house to break up the student party in September 2016. It was 1 a....

Case against UVM claims gender discrimination, hostile work environment

Case against UVM claims gender discrimination, hostile work environment

Sawyer Loftus, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, Uncategorized

A former UVM employee’s gender discrimination case went to trial Monday four years after she filed the lawsuit. Former University employee Cynthia Ruescher is suing UVM for gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and being fired after she first filed the lawsuit in 2014. Ruescher, w...

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A car crashed into the Davis Center at 12:58 a.m. April 15. The driver of the vehicle, Uber driver Adeleke Fajobi, lost control after making a left turn onto Main street from University heights, damaging the shrubbery by the Davis Center Tunnel and knocking over the Nolin House sign. Fajobi then c...

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

Sawyer Loftus and Joey Waldinger

April 12, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A UVM employee accused of watching pornography at work will be used as evidence in a lawsuit against the University. The University’s lawyers tried to block the evidence from being used in former employee Cindy Ruescher’s lawsuit, according to court documents.  The employee in question was Ruesch...

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Staff Report

April 9, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A gender discrimination lawsuit from a former UVM employee will go to trial Monday, April 16, according to an April 9 press release from a local lawyer. Cindy Ruescher, who was fired from UVM in April 2015, is suing the University for discrimination based on gender and then retaliation against her fo...

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara have been elected as the next president and vice president of SGA for the 2018-2019 academic year. Foley garnered 141 more votes than his opponent, Jamie Benson, and Natanagara received 216 more votes than her opponent Reginah Mako, in the highest turnout SGA election...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Students protest gun rights rally

Students protest gun rights rally

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus

March 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and the Young Americans for Liberty, conservative youth groups with chapters on campus, held a joint rally M...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Editor's Picks, Headliners

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

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