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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

May 18, 2019


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 ...

Public records are ours by law

Public records are ours by law

Staff Editorial

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We need to demand more transparency from our University. A year ago, Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, filed a public records request with UVM to see a police affidavit of Wesley Richter, who was arrested by UVM police after allegedly making a racial threat. Oblak’s request was denied by Gary D...

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...

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A hate speech case against a UVM continuing education student has been dismissed by the Vermont Superior Court. Judge David Fenster threw out the case against Wesley Richter, citing lack of probable cause, according to a Jan. 2  email sent to students from University communications. Richter ...

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred at Bailey/Howe Library in October. On Oct. 10, continuing education student Evan Friedman was placed under investigation following a trespass order, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police services. On Oct. 1, continuing educati...

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