LIVEBLOG: Commencement 2015
To cap off the events of Commencement weekend, graduating seniors will receive their Yale College diplomas in the residential colleges at 12 p.m. Exercises in the morning include an academic procession and a gathering on Old Campus. Follow along as the News covers Commencement live.
Biden tells grads to balance ambition with perspective
Before a crowd of whimsical hats and black graduation robes, Yale Class Day speaker and 47th Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden challenged the Class of 2015 to “break out of the bubble of your own making.”
LIVEBLOG: Class Day 2015
Follow along as the News covers the Class Day Exercises — including an address by United States Vice President Joe Biden — live, beginning at 2 p.m.
UP CLOSE: Policing New Haven after Ferguson
The corridor leading to the office of Dean Esserman, chief of the New Haven Police Department, is lined with thank-you cards written in children’s handwriting. But on the streets outside, protesters tell a different story.
YLS conference invites policing discussion
Even though Ferguson, Missouri is over 1,000 miles away from New Haven, the events that occurred there continue to be part of academic and community discussion in the Elm City.
Forum debates police, race
Concerns of mistrust between police departments and their communities were aired at a three-hour forum last week, where state legislators considered how to reform police departments across the state.
Independent panels garner mixed reviews
Following an independent panel report on Yale Police Department policies — sparked by a Jan. 24 incident in which Tahj Blow ’16 was detained by a YPD officer holding a gun — uncertainty remains about how such panels are established and the role they play in University policy.
Panel recommends body cameras for all YPD officers
Just over two months after Tahj Blow ’16 was briefly detained by a Yale police officer holding a gun on Cross Campus, the ad hoc panel charged with providing recommendations on University and Yale Police Department policies has issued its report.
After second arrest, protests continue
On the same day that police arrested 18-year-old Sabrina Parker for her role in a St. Patrick’s Day fight, roughly a dozen community activists stood outside the New Haven Police Department headquarters yesterday afternoon to protest the police’s response to that incident.