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(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26.

Five key takeaways from the board of trustees’ first meeting

Staff Report September 30, 2020

UVM will fund police patrols of student neighborhoods despite a $23 million budgetary shortfall from lower levels of student enrollment, the board of trustees decided in their first meeting of the year.  The...

A group of students sit together on the Redstone Green, Sept. 11. Students had gathered in large groups several days before over Labor Day weekend, drawing UVM Police to the scene.

‘You can’t put reins on kids’: Hundreds gather on Redstone Green as cops watch, unsure how to act

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter September 16, 2020

As the midnight moon cast down on the Redstone Green Sept. 6, two UVM police officers watched as a group of 150 students openly violated the University’s strict COVID-19 social conduct policy.  Despite...

UVM Police cars sit outside the department's headquarters May 2, nearly two months after most students have vacated campus.

On a quiet campus, UVM Police take on new roles

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter May 15, 2020

UVM Police received only a third of their average number of calls this April compared with the previous five years.  Typically UVM Police receive about 300 calls in April. In April 2020, UVM Police...

Liz Learned, an investigator for Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, demonstrates self-defense techniques, Feb. 25. Learned has been teaching R.A.D. since 2016.

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Anna Kolosky, Culture Columnist March 3, 2020

The room echoed with shouts of “No” as women stood in a circle practicing strikes, kicks and blocks. Their stances were strong, their power filled the room, and it felt amazing to be a part of it. R.A.D.,...

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect...

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor December 18, 2019

Former UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been back on campus for over a month, but in a new role, following an unexplained four-month leave.  Tuomey took a voluntary leave of absence on July 11 from...

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Maryann Makoslej, Cynic News Reporter November 19, 2019

An unidentified man attempted to sleep in a bed already occupied with a resident at Millis Hall Nov. 3, according to UVM Police Services. The man was believed to have been intoxicated, disoriented and...

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Staff Editorial October 23, 2019

For the last three months, UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been on paid leave. Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau has been acting in her place. No one has been hired to take the deputy position, leaving UVM...

Patriot Front sticker found outside the Davis Center

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

Staff Report August 28, 2019

White nationalist stickers and posters have once again been plastered throughout the University of Vermont's campus. UVM Police Services have found multiple stickers and posters from the group Patriot...

Security footage of Alex Breeyear, one of the suspects in the bike robbery.

Thieves attempt bicycle robbery outside Central Campus

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor July 11, 2019

  The UVM Police has obtained footage of two bike thieves after an attempted robbery at the Central Campus Bicycle Storage Hut.  Eric Breeyear, 36, and Tylor Sears, 28, were identified...

Officer Bill Scioss of UVM police services patrols the campus looking for suspicious activity. UVM police officers respond to emergency calls on campus, but also perform daily safety walkthroughs of buildings and support on-campus events.

Campus cops patrol the college community

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer March 8, 2019

A Saturday shift for UVM police services can range from dealing with rowdy college students, busting a driver for a DUI, or doing crowd control at an athletic event. Between three different shifts...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Cynic Staff January 17, 2018

A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment. It was mid-September when the students sat in their new dorm watching a ribbon-cutting...

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