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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...

Men’s basketball heads to America East championship

Men’s basketball heads to America East championship

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Headliners, March Madness, Sports

Vermont men’s basketball is headed to the America East championship. For the third year in a row, UVM men’s basketball will play for a spot in the NCAA tournament and for the America East title. Top-seeded Vermont defeated No. 5 Stony Brook 70-51 at Patrick Gym yesterday to punch their t...

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Staff Report

March 5, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Junior Trent Ferguson died during a hiking accident March 2. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, announced Ferguson’s death in a campus-wide email March 4. Ferguson’s body was found by searchers March 3 near Bingham Falls in Stowe after he fell through the ice while hiking Friday after...

University responds to student protests

University responds to student protests

Staff Report

March 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

After multiple protests led by student-led racial justice group NoNames for Justice, groups around campus have released statements ranging from warnings to support. NoNames released an email statement Feb. 27 recapping the events of the Waterman takeover, in which hundreds of students occupied the ...

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