The Vermont Cynic

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Art missing from Davis Center

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A painting was stolen from outside the men’s bathroom next to Brennan’s in the Davis Center Oct. 9 at 12:59 p.m, according to the police services crime log. The artwork belonged to UVM staff member Peggy Powell, who is a library support assistant in the Bailey/Howe Library. “I haven’t had an...

Campus shooting: a UVM outlook

October 28, 2015


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There have been 54 school shootings so far in 2015, 24 of which took place on college campuses, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy movement.Of these campus shootings, 17 resulted in injury or death, not including suicides.Some UVM faculty said they wouldn’t know what to do if ...

Wording of CatAlert is cause for an apology by police

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


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The UVM community received an email from Chief of UVM Police Services Lianne Tuomey, apologizing for the wording of a UVM CatAlert about a sexual assault at FallFest sent Sept. 28.   “The wording in the CatAlert was significantly inappropriate as it served to insinuate that a victim may be partially...

UVM police denied weapon request

Jill Vaglica

October 6, 2015


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The Burlington Police Department announced last week they will no longer receive military equipment, but UVM police services is still tied to the government weapon program. Until this summer, the only items BPD has received through the military weapon program were two pairs of night vision goggles and...

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