City | 1:25 pm | January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Casey, Michelle Hackman, and Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

Inauguration dispatches

The crowds gather in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

Read some on-the-ground dispatches from our reporters in Washington, D.C., covering President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. WASHINGTON, D.C. 1:34 p.m. — Realistic about the challenges of Washington but hopeful nevertheless, at least 600,000 have crowded onto the National Mall to witness the second inauguration of President Obama. They have cited health care, the end »

University | 3:53 pm | November 28, 2012 | By Patrick Casey

Yalies join forces to prank Gaddis’ ‘Cold War’ lecture

Students raise the Berlin Wall in SSS 114.

This afternoon, students attending Professor John Gaddis’ “Cold War” lecture witnessed history come to life. Literally. Dressed in costumes ranging from President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Yale Pundits, the Yale Precision Marching Band and the Yale Russian Chorus stormed Gaddis’ class this afternoon roughly 10 minutes into the Cold War historian’s »

University | 1:13 am | November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Casey

New Facebook page compliments Yalies

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Next time you log onto Facebook, make sure to look out for a friend request from “Yale Compliments,” a new Facebook page ostensibly created to help pass along anonymous compliments from one Yalie to the next. According to the page’s information section, the goal of the page is to “spread joy to the Yale community.” »