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The Yale Daily News is an independent student newspaper
Student newspaper
A student newspaper is a newspaper run by students of a university, high school, middle school, or other school. These papers traditionally cover local and, primarily, school or university news....

 published by Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 students in New Haven
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut and the sixth-largest in New England. According to the 2010 Census, New Haven's population increased by 5.0% between 2000 and 2010, a rate higher than that of the State of Connecticut, and higher than that of the state's five largest cities, and...

, Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south .Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately...

 since January 28, 1878. The newspaper's first editors wrote:

History and description


Financially and editorially independent of Yale University since its founding, the paper is published by a student editorial and business staff five days a week, Monday through Friday, during Yale's academic year. Called the YDN (or sometimes the News or the Daily News), the paper is produced in the Briton Hadden
Briton Hadden
Briton Hadden was the co-founder of Time magazine with his Yale classmate Henry Luce. He was Time's first editor and the inventor of its revolutionary writing style, known as Timestyle...

 Memorial Building at 202 York Street in New Haven and printed off-site at the Republican-American in Waterbury, Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut
Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City...

. Each day, reporters, mainly freshmen and sophomores, cover the university, the city of New Haven and sometimes the state of Connecticut. An expanded sports section is published on Monday, a two-page Opinion Forum on Friday, and "WEEKEND", an arts and living section, also on Friday. The News prints an Arts & Culture spread on Tuesdays, a Science and Technology spread on Wednesdays, and a Business & Enterprise page on Thursdays.

Staff members are generally elected as editors on the managing board during their junior year. A single chairman led the News until 1970. Today, the editor-in-chief and publisher act as co-presidents of the Yale Daily News Publishing Company. The "News' View," a staff editorial, represents the position of the majority of the editorial board.

The paper version of the News is distributed for free throughout Yale's campus and the city of New Haven; it is also published online. The paper was once a subscription-only publication, delivered to student postal boxes for $40 a year. Subscriptions declined after the 1986 founding of the weekly (and free) Yale Herald student newspaper, bottoming out at 570 in 1994. The News switched to free distribution later that year.

The News serves as a training ground for journalists at Yale, and has produced a steady stream of professional reporters, who work at newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

, The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

, The Los Angeles Times, Time
Time (magazine)
Time is an American news magazine. A European edition is published from London. Time Europe covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong...

, Newsweek
Newsweek
Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It is distributed throughout the United States and internationally. It is the second-largest news weekly magazine in the U.S., having trailed Time in circulation and advertising revenue for most of its existence...

, The New Yorker
The New Yorker
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons and poetry published by Condé Nast...

 and The Economist
The Economist
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in the City of Westminster, London, England. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843...

.

In addition to the newspaper, the Yale Daily News Publishing Company also produces a monthly Yale Daily News Magazine; special issues of the newspaper for the incoming freshman class, Yale's Class Day and Commencement, and the last home game of the football season; and The Insider's Guide to the Colleges
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges is a college educational guide which has been published annually by the student editorial staff of the Yale Daily News for over three decades...

.

On September 3, 2008, the "Oldest College Daily" "premiere[d] a new look" designed by Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia
Mario R. García is an American newspaper and magazine designer and media consultant.-Career:He has collaborated with more than 573 publications over the past 40 years...

 of Garcia Media and Pegie Stark Adam of Stark Adam Design. The News front page design for November 5, 2008, the day after Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

's victory in the 2008 Presidential Election was featured in the Poynter Institute
Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a non-profit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The school's mission statement says that "The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. It promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of...

 book: President Obama Election 2008: Collection of Newspaper Front Pages by the Poynter Institute.

"Cross Campus", a daily feature on the front page of the News is a collection of short, pithy news items and is published online as a blog
Blog
A blog is a type of website or part of a website supposed to be updated with new content from time to time. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in...

. The News also publishes a sports blog titled Boola Boola and an arts and living blog titled Scene Blog.

In 2009, the Yale Daily News won the Associated Collegiate Press
Associated Collegiate Press
The Associated Collegiate Press is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the United States. The ACP is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association...

 Newspaper Pacemaker Award.

On September 10, 2009, the News broke the news of the murder of Annie Le
Murder of Annie Le
Le was born in Placerville, California, to a Vietnamese American family. She spent her childhood with her aunt and uncle. Le was valedictorian of her graduating class at Union Mine High School, and voted one of two students to be "the next Einstein." After earning approximately $160,000 in...

, a Yale graduate student reported missing and subsequently found murdered in the basement of her laboratory, .

In summer 2010, the 78-year-old Briton Hadden Memorial Building was renovated, increasing the amount of usable space in the basement and adding a multimedia studio in the heart of the newsroom. On October 16, the News is to rededicate the newly renovated space.

Contested claim


The News claims to be the "oldest college daily" in the United States. This claim, however, is contested by other student newspapers. The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Crimson
The Harvard Crimson are the athletic teams of Harvard University. The school's teams compete in NCAA Division I. As of 2006, there were 41 Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Harvard, more than at any other NCAA Division I college in the country...

 claims to be "the oldest continuously published college daily", but traces its roots to an 1873 bimonthly publication called The Magenta. The News ceased publishing briefly during both World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 and World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 after editors volunteered for military service. The Daily Targum at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American...

 was founded in 1869 but was published initially as a monthly newspaper and did not gain independence from the University until 1980. The Columbia Daily Spectator
Columbia Daily Spectator
Columbia Daily Spectator is the daily student newspaper of Columbia University. It is published at 112th and Broadway in New York, New York. Founded in 1877, it is the oldest continuously operating college news daily in the nation after The Harvard Crimson, and has been legally independent of the...

, founded one year earlier than the YDN in 1877, claims to be the second-oldest college daily, but was not independent until the 1960s. Similarly, The Daily Californian
The Daily Californian
The Daily Californian is an independent, student-run newspaper that serves the University of California, Berkeley campus and its surrounding community. It is published Monday through Friday during the academic year, and twice a week during the summer...

 at the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

 was founded in 1871 but did not achieve independence until 1971. The Cornell Daily Sun, launched in 1880, claimed to be the "oldest independent college newspaper", notwithstanding the YDNs independence since its founding two years earlier. The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth is the daily student newspaper at Dartmouth College. Founded in 1799, it is America's oldest college newspaper. It is published by The Dartmouth, Inc., an independent, nonprofit corporation chartered in the state of New Hampshire.-History:...

 of Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences...

, which opened in 1799 as the Dartmouth Gazette, calls itself the oldest college newspaper, though not the oldest daily. Most accurately put, the News is the oldest independent college daily newspaper.

Politics

  • Lanny Davis
    Lanny Davis
    Lanny J. Davis is an American lawyer and lobbyist. From 1996 to 1998, he served as a special counsel to President Bill Clinton.-Background:...

    , advisor to President Clinton, author and public relations expert
  • David Gergen
    David Gergen
    David Richmond Gergen is an American political consultant and former presidential advisor who served during the administrations of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He is currently Director of the Center for Public Leadership and a professor of public service at Harvard Kennedy School. Gergen is...

    , advisor to four Presidents and U.S. News and World Report editor-at-large
  • Reed Hundt
    Reed Hundt
    Reed E. Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, he served for most of Clinton's first term. He was succeeded by William Kennard.- Biography :Hundt attended high school in Washington D.C at the prestigious St....

    , former FCC chairman
  • Joseph Lieberman, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 2000 Vice Presidential nominee and 2004 Presidential Candidate
  • Robert D. Orr
    Robert D. Orr
    Robert Dunkerson Orr was an American political leader and the 45th Governor of Indiana from 1981 to 1989. He was a member of the Republican Party.-Early life:...

    , former governor of Indiana
  • Andrew Romanoff
    Andrew Romanoff
    Harlan Andrew Romanoff is an American politician. A Democrat, he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, serving as Speaker from 2005 to 2008...

    , former Colorado Speaker of the House, candidate for Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate
  • Sargent Shriver
    Sargent Shriver
    Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., known as Sargent Shriver, R. Sargent Shriver, or, from childhood, Sarge, was an American statesman and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family, serving in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations...

    , first Peace Corps
    Peace Corps
    The Peace Corps is an American volunteer program run by the United States Government, as well as a government agency of the same name. The mission of the Peace Corps includes three goals: providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand US culture, and helping...

     director
  • Potter Stewart
    Potter Stewart
    Potter Stewart was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. During his tenure, he made, among other areas, major contributions to criminal justice reform, civil rights, access to the courts, and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.-Education:Stewart was born in Jackson, Michigan,...

    , former Supreme Court associate justice
  • Stuart Symington
    Stuart Symington
    William Stuart Symington was a businessman and political figure from Missouri. He served as the first Secretary of the Air Force from 1947 to 1950 and was a Democratic United States Senator from Missouri from 1953 to 1976.-Education and business career:...

    , former U.S. senator from Missouri
  • Strobe Talbott
    Strobe Talbott
    Nelson Strobridge "Strobe" Talbott III is an American foreign policy analyst associated with Yale University and the Brookings Institution, a former journalist associated with Time magazine and diplomat who served as the Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 to 2001.-Early life:Born in Dayton, Ohio...

    , president of The Brookings Institution and former Deputy Secretary of State under President Clinton
  • Garry Trudeau
    Garry Trudeau
    Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.-Background and education:...

    , cartoonist and creator of Doonesbury
    Doonesbury
    Doonesbury is a comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau, that chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters of various ages, professions, and backgrounds, from the President of the United States to the title character, Michael Doonesbury, who has progressed from a college...

    , which first appeared in the News pages as Bull Tales
  • David A. Pepper
    David A. Pepper
    David A. Pepper is an American politician of the Democratic party. He formerly served a councilman for the city of Cincinnati as well as a commissioner for the Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Commissioners.-Biography:...

    , Ohio politician

Journalism

  • Pete Axthelm
    Pete Axthelm
    Pete Axthelm worked as a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. During the 1980s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN...

    , famed sportswriter
  • Ellen Barry
    Ellen Barry (Journalist)
    Ellen Barry is the Pulitzer Prize winning Moscow Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Barry is a 1993 graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in English, where she was also a reporter and editor for the Yale Daily News, the nation's Oldest College Daily...

    , Pulitzer-prize winning Moscow correspondent, The New York Times
  • Melinda Beck
    Melinda Beck
    Melinda Beck is a health columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Before that, she was the editor of the Marketplace section of The Wall Street Journal. Earlier, she worked at Newsweek. Beck obtained a bachelor's degree from Yale University. She lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters,...

    , Marketplace editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

  • Alex Berenson
    Alex Berenson
    Alex Berenson is a former reporter for The New York Times and author of five novels and a book on corporate financial filings.-Life:...

    , business reporter for The New York Times
  • Christopher Buckley, novelist and writer
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing was noted for...

    , founder of National Review
    National Review
    National Review is a biweekly magazine founded by the late author William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1955 and based in New York City. It describes itself as "America's most widely read and influential magazine and web site for conservative news, commentary, and opinion."Although the print version of the...

  • Meghan Clyne
    Meghan Clyne
    Meghan Clyne is a writer in Washington, D.C., with pieces having appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Sun , and the National Review. She has served as a speechwriter for both First Lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush...

     is a Washington, D.C.-based writer, recently for The Weekly Standard
  • Michael Crowley
    Michael Crowley
    Michael Crowley is a senior correspondent and deputy Washington bureau chief for . From 2000 to 2010 he was a writer for The New Republic. His work has also been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, GQ, New York and Slate. Michael Crichton allegedly based a minor character on him in his...

    , senior editor, New Republic
  • Charles Duhigg
    Charles Duhigg
    Charles Duhigg is a reporter at The New York Times, where he writes for the business section. Prior to joining the staff of the New York Times in 2006, he was a staff writer of the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York City...

    , business reporter for The New York Times
  • Charles Forelle
    Charles Forelle
    Charles Forelle is an American business journalist for the Wall Street Journal.He graduated from Phillips Academy, and from Yale University in 2002, and he was managing editor of the Yale Daily News....

    , European correspondent for The Wall Street Journal
  • Dan Froomkin
    Dan Froomkin
    Dan Froomkin is the Senior Washington Correspondent for the Huffington Post. His work is now collected . He previously wrote a column for the online version of The Washington Post called White House Watch....

    , White House Briefing columnist for Washingtonpost.com
  • Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Zack O'Malley Greenburg is an American writer, journalist and former child-actor. He is a staff writer at Forbes Magazine, where he covers business, music and sports, and authors a popular blog called...

    , Forbes
    Forbes
    Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

     staff writer and author of Jay-Z
    Jay-Z
    Shawn Corey Carter , better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010...

     biography Empire State of Mind (book)
    Empire State of Mind (book)
    Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office is a non-fiction book written by Zack O'Malley Greenburg, published in March 2011. The book is an unauthorized biography of American rapper and businessman, Jay-Z, detailing his road to success in business and music...

  • Lloyd Grove
    Lloyd Grove
    Lloyd Grove is editor at large for The Daily Beast, the Web site run by Tina Brown and backed by Barry Diller. He is also a frequent contributor to New York Magazine...

    , freelance writer, former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News and The Washington Post
  • R. Thomas Herman
    R. Thomas Herman
    R. Thomas Herman was a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.Before retiring in May 2009, he served as a senior special writer and tax columnist for the paper. A 1968 graduate of Yale University, Herman was the Political Editor of the Yale Daily News and was in Davenport College, along with...

    , reporter and tax columnist for The Wall Street Journal
  • John Hersey
    John Hersey
    John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling devices of the novel are fused with non-fiction reportage...

    , Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author
  • Robert G. Kaiser
    Robert G. Kaiser
    Robert G. Kaiser is associate editor and senior correspondent of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1963.-Career:Kaiser began at The Washington Post as a summer intern while still a college student. He has served as a special correspondent in London , a reporter on the city desk in...

    , associate editor of The Washington Post
  • Matthew Kaminski
    Matthew Kaminski
    Matthew Kaminski is a journalist and member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.-Biography:Before joining the editorial board in New York in summer of 2008, Kaminski was the editorial page editor of the Journal's European edition, based in Paris, from 2005-08.Kaminski reported for the...

    , editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal
  • David Leonhardt
    David Leonhardt
    David Leonhardt is the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. He joined The Times in 1999 and wrote the "Economics Scene" column, and for the Times Sunday Magazine. Before coming to The Times, he wrote for Business Week and The Washington Post...

    , Pulitzer-prize winning economics columnist, The New York Times
  • Joanne Lipman
    Joanne Lipman
    Joanne Lipman is an American journalist and editor. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine and Portfolio.com website from 2005 to 2009. Previously she was a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, the first woman to hold that position...

    , founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio
    Condé Nast Portfolio
    Portfolio.com is a website published by American City Business Journals that provides news and information for small to mid-sized businesses. It was formerly the website for the monthly business magazine Condé Nast Portfolio, published by Condé Nast from 2007 to 2009.Portfolio.com is continually...

     magazine and former Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
  • Adam Liptak
    Adam Liptak
    Adam Liptak is an American journalist, lawyer and instructor in journalism. He is currently the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. In July 2008, Liptak was assigned to take over coverage of the U.S...

    , supreme court correspondent for The New York Times
  • Henry Luce
    Henry Luce
    Henry Robinson Luce was an influential American publisher. He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans...

     and Briton Hadden
    Briton Hadden
    Briton Hadden was the co-founder of Time magazine with his Yale classmate Henry Luce. He was Time's first editor and the inventor of its revolutionary writing style, known as Timestyle...

    , co-founders of Time
    Time (magazine)
    Time is an American news magazine. A European edition is published from London. Time Europe covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong...

  • Dana Milbank
    Dana Milbank
    -Biography:He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of Trumbull College, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union and the secret society Skull and Bones. He is a graduate of Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York...

    , White House correspondent for The Washington Post
  • Robert Semple
    Robert B. Semple, Jr.
    Robert B. Semple, Jr. is the associate editor of The New York Times editorial page, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist....

    , Pulitzer Prize winner and member of The New York Times
    The New York Times
    The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

     editorial board
  • Paul Steiger
    Paul Steiger
    Paul Steiger was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 until May 15, 2007.Steiger graduated from the Hun School of Princeton and attended Trumbull College at Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale News and Review.He is currently editor at large for The Wall Street...

    , Editor-in-Chief of "ProPublica
    ProPublica
    ProPublica is a non-profit corporation based in New York City. It describes itself as an independent non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. In 2010 it became the first online news source to win a Pulitzer Prize, for a piece written by one of its...

    ," former managing editor of "The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

    "
  • John Tierney
    John Tierney (journalist)
    John Marion Tierney is a journalist and author who has worked for the New York Times since 1990.-Career and background:...

    , columnist for The New York Times
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Marshall Trillin is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.-Biography:Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University, where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News and was a member of Scroll and Key before graduating...

    , columnist and humorist
  • Jacob Weisberg
    Jacob Weisberg
    Jacob Weisberg is an American political journalist, serving as editor-in-chief of Slate Group, a division of The Washington Post Company. Weisberg is also a Newsweek columnist. He served as the editor of Slate magazine for six years, until stepping down in June 2008...

    , editor of Slate
    Slate (magazine)
    Slate is a US-based English language online current affairs and culture magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN. On 21 December 2004 it was purchased by the Washington Post Company...


Other

  • Kingman Brewster, former president of Yale University and ambassador to the Court of St. James's
    Court of St. James's
    The Court of St James's is the royal court of the United Kingdom. It previously had the same function in the Kingdom of England and in the Kingdom of Great Britain .-Overview:...

  • Lan Samantha Chang
    Lan Samantha Chang
    Lan Samantha Chang , born 1965, is an American writer of novels and short stories. She is Professor of English at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop- Life and career :...

    , director of Iowa Writers' Workshop
    Iowa Writers' Workshop
    The Program in Creative Writing, more commonly known as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, is a highly regarded graduate-level creative writing program in the United States...

  • Theo Epstein
    Theo Epstein
    Theo Nathan Epstein is the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.On November 25, 2002, he became the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when the Boston Red Sox hired him at the age of 28...

    , Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

     general manager
  • Thayer Hobson
    Thayer Hobson
    Francis Thayer Hobson was president and in 1958 he became chairman of the board of William Morrow and Company.-Biography:...

    , chairman of William Morrow and Company
  • Eli Jacobs
    Eli Jacobs
    Eli Solomon Jacobs is an American financier and attorney, member of the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office and the former owner of the Baltimore Orioles from 1989 to 1993.-Rise to success:...

    , Wall Street investor, former owner of the Baltimore Orioles
    Baltimore Orioles
    The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. One of the American League's eight charter franchises in 1901, it spent its first year as a major league...

     (1989–1993).
  • Paul Mellon
    Paul Mellon
    Paul Mellon KBE was an American philanthropist, thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder. He is one of only five people ever designated an "Exemplar of Racing" by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame...

    , philanthropist
  • John E. Pepper, Jr.
    John E. Pepper, Jr.
    John E. Pepper, Jr. serves as chief executive officer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and chairman of the board of The Walt Disney Company. Previously, he served as vice president of finance and administration at Yale University from January 2004 to December 2005...

    , chairman of the Walt Disney Company and CEO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, former CEO and chairman of Procter & Gamble, and Yale's former vice president of finance and administration and senior fellow of the Yale Corporation
  • Samantha Power
    Samantha Power
    Samantha Power is an Irish American academic, governmental official and writer. She is currently a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and runs the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights as Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council...

    , Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

    -winning author and professor
  • Gaddis Smith
    Gaddis Smith
    George Gaddis Smith is the Larned professor emeritus of history at Yale University and an expert on American foreign relations and maritime history.-Biography:...

    , professor emeritus of history at Yale
  • Lyman Spitzer
    Lyman Spitzer
    Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for conceiving the idea of telescopes operating in outer space...

    , theoretical physicist
  • Daniel Yergin
    Daniel Yergin
    Daniel Howard Yergin is an American author, speaker, and economic researcher. Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an energy research consultancy. It was acquired by IHS Inc...

    , Pulitzer Prize-winning author and economic researcher

In popular culture

  • The characters Rory Gilmore and Paris Geller have both served as editors of the Yale Daily News on the CW
    The CW Television Network
    The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

     TV show Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls is an American family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW...

    .

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