Lost under papers, a history: The story of Yale’s desks

February 24, 2012 • 0
There’s an impostor sitting in the president’s office. But the fraud is not University President Richard Levin — it’s the desk he’s sitting behind. When distinguished lawyer Francis Patrick Garvan 1897 and his wife donated the desk — part of the University’s 10,000-piece Mabel Brady Garvan Collection — Garvan said the desk was made by »

Operation Magenta

November 18, 2011 • 2
It’s the weekend before The Game. Patrick Clark and Daniel Murphy, two “students” in the Harvard class of 2015, are preparing a petition. Their mission: to bring back Harvard Magenta, a hue that once colored the scarves of Cantab dandies and the jerseys of Cambridge athletes. Unbeknown to the students around them, Clark and Murphy »


October 14, 2011 • 1
A crowd of people meet on the New Haven Green. It’s Saturday night, the meeting hasn’t started yet and people are sitting in groups, chatting with complete strangers. “I remember you. I think I Facebook friended you,” a woman sitting in a collapsible chair says to a bearded man on the ground beside her. “If »