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Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

4 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, May 15, in a case that could push UVM to release a document pertaining to a student’s arrest.   Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate from Vermont Law school, sued UVM last year after filing a public records request for a UVM police services affidavit, a document stating the reasons for arrest. Oblak requested a document from ...

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


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

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


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

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...

Police warn students of successful scams

Police warn students of successful scams

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

UVM police services  is working with the FBI to investigate a phone scam that has been targeting students. The scam is a call made to look like it’s from UVM police services by spoofing their phone number. The caller says there is a warrant out for their arrest, and they will be arrested if they don't...

Penis drawings lead to bias incidents

Penis drawings lead to bias incidents

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Penis drawings on whiteboards in residence hall common rooms have caused commotion among residents throughout the years. These drawings are considered bias incidents and have resulted in calls to UVM police services by resident advisers as procedure. “A bias incident is anything that could be bothering...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Alek Fleury, Kyra Chevalier, Brandon Arcari, and Meg Trogolo

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Headliners, News

Just after 9:30 p.m., protesters rolled up sleeping bags, cleaned up litter in the halls and gathered food they’d brought in preparation of a night on the floors of classrooms and hallways in the Waterman building. The leadership instructed protesters to clean up and leave Waterman building, rather ...

Student cited for racist threats on campus

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM police services has cited a continuing education student after reports of violent racial slurs on campus. Administrators sent a campus-wide email Oct. 2 stating that threatening and racist language had been directed toward “African American students and general diversity initiatives at UVM....

Heightened Surveillance

Heightened Surveillance

Joey Waldinger and Erika B. Lewy

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Residents of Coolidge Hall are now used to seeing many police officers walking up and down their hallways this semester. UVM police services began doing community walks at residential halls in February under the direction of ResLife. They were told to respond to vandalism and drug use in Coolidge...

Students find nude man in hall

Students find nude man in hall

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A naked man was found by students using the men’s restroom and knocking on students’ doors in Converse Hall. Police services received a report of a man using the showers in Converse Hall March 16. When they arrived he could not be found.  First-year Cormac Lonergan walked in on the man s...

Crime Log

February 24, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

FEB. 14 10:49 A.M.A person saw a suspicious looking male standing in the bushes by Slade Hall. Police were called, but no one was found when they arrived.FEB. 16 2:29 P.M.Police received a report of a group of people destroying plants at Fort Ethan Allen. They were gone when officers arrived to the scene.FEB. 19 10:...

Student arrested on alleged assault

Student arrested on alleged assault

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

This story was updated Sept. 28, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. to redact the name of the victim.   UVM police services arrested a student Oct. 31 for allegedly threatening his roommate with a butane torch, according to an affidavit obtained by the Cynic. A first-year told UVM police that the night...

Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Courtney Cunningham

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A man exposed himself to a woman running on the bike path near the UVM farm on Spear Street Nov. 3, according to UVM police services. “The majority of reports we have relating to sexual misconduct are sexual assault,” Deputy Chief of UVM police services Tim Bilodeau said. “As far as someone e...

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