Dear readers,

As the historic 2008 presidential election nears, the Yale Daily News will offer in-depth, student-focused reporting on a scale unprecedented for a college newspaper. Just as the News deployed reporters to cover the caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and was one of only two Connecticut newspapers to report from the Democratic National Convention, News reporters have been posted all around the country as Tuesday’s election approaches.

Look for reports from the headquarters of Sen. Barack Obama in Chicago and Sen. John McCain in Phoenix; from swing states like Virginia and New Hampshire; from America’s heartland, where a Yale alumnus is staging a long-shot bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska; and from a few more far-flung locales, including Wasilla, Alaska.

Of course, we will also be on the ground around the Yale campus and in New Haven, monitoring the polls and chronicling the reactions of students as the returns come in on Tuesday night.

Thank you for reading.


Thomas Kaplan

Editor in Chief, Yale Daily News