BURLINGTON, Vt.–Robert V. Simpson, Jr. has been named interim director of the Criminal Justice program at Champlain College.Simpson is a longtime Vermont attorney and state’s attorney, and he’s been a member of the Vermont Attorney General’s staff, as well. Most recently he conducted civil litigation, including fraud cases, for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. From 2001 to 2006 he served as Chittenden County State’s Attorney, responsible for an office of 26 staff, a caseload that ranged from domestic assault to murder, and cases generated by more than 300 police officers.Simpson has been an adjunct instructor at Champlain College since 1990, teaching criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, administrative law and white-collar crime courses over the years. He’s currently reworking online courses in these areas and will teach on campus and online this fall. In addition, he will serve as an advisor to Criminal Justice students. Champlain’s program provides a solid foundation for careers in law enforcement, corrections or investigation, as well as for further study in the field of law.Simpson is an Army veteran and an alumnus of Vermont Law School and Colgate University. He resides in Burlington.# # #
While he was absent midweek, the six-time All-Star and 2016 NBA champion was still taunted with chants of “Where is Kyrie?” and “Kyrie sucks.” Nets star Kyrie Irving will miss his eighth consecutive game after being ruled out of Friday’s showdown against former team.Irving sat out Wednesday’s 121-110 loss to the Celtics at TD Garden due to a right shoulder injury. KYRIE ANSWERS: Irving posts IG response to fansAnd Irving will have to wait to face the Celtics as he is set to miss the rematch at Barclays Center.Prior to his injury, Irving — who arrived from the Celtics in the offseason — had been averaging 28.5 points, 7.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Nets this campaign.