Dear readers,

As the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama draws near, the Yale Daily News will offer in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage from Washington and around campus.  Just as News reporters traveled on Election Day to report with the Obama and McCain campaigns and with Yale students canvassing all over the country, more than a dozen News reporters will be posted in Washington this week, with many more reporting from around the Elm City.

Look for dispatches from Yale-chartered buses barreling down I-95 in the wee hours of Tuesday morning; from the U.S. Capitol as Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander prepares to recite the poem she wrote for the inauguration; and from the National Mall, where hundreds of Yale students will brave the cold to watch Obama’s inaugural address.

Thank you for reading.


Thomas Kaplan

Editor in Chief, Yale Daily News