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[log in to unmask]" alt="" class=""> Office of the Vice Provost
for Student Affairs

January 22, 2018

To:††† UVM Community

Fr:††† Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Re:††† Alleged threats incident

While most students were away on winter break, there were developments in the case involving a former Continuing Education student overheard allegedly making threats toward African American members of our community. On January 2, 2018, The University of Vermont learned through news media that the case had been dismissed by the court, for lack of probable cause to proceed. A campus-wide communication announcing the courtís dismissal of the case was distributed on that date.

The written opinion supporting the dismissal has not been made public, and has not been made available to the University, after several attempts.† The individual involved is not currently enrolled at UVM.†

In any situation where a perceived threat to the safety of our community is reported, UVM will act promptly and professionally to do all we can within the law to protect and support all members of our community and to uphold the values of our University.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact the Dean of Students Office at: [log in to unmask].

As always, additional campus resources include Police Services, The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, and the University Bias Response Team.