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Sergeant Stubby Gets His Own Animated Adventure


It is not often you get a local hero glorified and it a dog no less! Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated adventure film centering on the real-life Sergeant Stubby, a stray Pit Bull Terrier mix who becomes a hero during World War I. Directed and co-written by Richard Lanni, it features…

Does John Trumbull Haunt the Yale Art Gallery?


The Yale University Art Gallery, at the corner of chapel and High Street, is the oldest university art museum in the western hemisphere.  The gallery was founded in 1832, and designed by John Trumbull (1756-1843). He donated more than one hundred of paintings of the American Revolution to the gallery.  The original building was razed…

William Howard Taft the Judicial Spirit


Yale University Law School, at 127 Wall Street, was founded in 1824.  It is the most selective of any United States law school because of its excellence and its small enrollment. Yale Law School has been ranked number one in the country by U.S. News and World Report in every year in which the magazine…

The Spectral Seat at the Old Yale Law School Library


Before the Sterling Building was constructed in 1931 to house the Yale Law School and its library, law students in the library recounted a rumor, a legend, that a particular seat was “lucky.”  Whoever sat there would simply have the good luck to find the book he was searching for. Even more, a student would…