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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.

Student robbed on Morse-Stiles walkway

At 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, a student was robbed and assaulted on campus, Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins wrote in an email to the University community.

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.

City mourns youth’s homicide

A 16-year-old male was killed in the Elm City Saturday night — the first youth homicide of 2015.

Homicide takes sixteen-year-old victim

A sixteen-year-old male was killed in the Elm City last night — the first youth homicide of 2015. According to a press release from the New Haven Police Department, officers were dispatched to Exchange Street, near Blatchlesy Avenue, shortly after midnight responding to reports of a double shooting. At the scene, emergency responders attended to two victims of gunshot wounds: the sixteen-year-old and 20-year-old Justin Compress. Compress was shot in his shoulder, hand and wrist, but is in stable condition, according to the release.

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.

Malik Jones march protests police brutality

As rush hour neared on Tuesday evening, the route from Fair Haven to Downtown was flooded with protesters walking the street crying, “Justice for Malik Jones.”

Report finds racial disparities in NHPD traffic stops

The New Haven Police Department will be monitored by researchers after a statewide report found high rates of racial disparity in traffic stops.

Police respond to city’s third homicide

The city's third homicide this year was reported to New Haven Police Department Monday evening.