We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

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Thought leader, 1954

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If you’ve ever tried to keep up with a blog or wield a Twitter, you’ll appreciate the 20th century precursor of those forms — writing a daily syndicated newspaper column. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt used hers, titled “My Day,” to

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Teacher, coach, mentor, friend

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When Lynn Schweizer took a part-time coaching job at Denison back in 1973, she didn’t know it would turn into a 40-year career with stints as the head women’s basketball coach and the head women’s swimming and diving coach. She

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Inauguration celebration

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Adam Weinberg became Denison’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, but on October 11, it all became official when Denison Board of Trustees Chair Tom Hoaglin ’71 presented Weinberg with the presidential medal and gave him his official charge to

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Dressing down and gettin’ down

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There was once such a thing as “Bermuda Shorts Day”—a designated day in the spring during which coeds were free to dress “down” from their normally required attire of dresses and skirts. As one alumna of the 1950s put it

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They’ve arrived

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There’s a Subaru with Vermont plates sitting in the driveway of Monomoy Place, as the moving vans roll up with the personal belongings of the Weinberg family from Brattleboro, Vt. Today (July 1)Dr. Adam Weinberg took office as Denison’s 20th

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Nice to meet you, Dr. Weinberg

Nice To Meet You, Dr. Weinberg

On Monday, Nov. 12, the campus community was formally introduced to Dr. Adam Weinberg, who will become the next president of Denison on July 1, 2013, the day after President Knobel retires after 15 years at the helm. Swasey Chapel

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Denison’s next president

Denison's Next President

Chair of the Board of Trustees Tom Hoaglin ’71 was delighted to announce today (Nov. 1, 2012) at the general faculty meeting that Adam Weinberg will become Denison’s 20th president, succeeding Dale Knobel, who will retire on June 30, 2013,

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Let the games begin

Let The Games Begin

There’s a new but familiar face around the athletic department these days, and we couldn’t be happier. Denison has welcomed one of its own back to the fold as Nan Carney-DeBord ’80 has accepted an appointment as the Big Red’s

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More hardware for the trophy case

2011 Athletic Director of the Year Larry Schiederer has guided the Denison athletic program for 20 years.

Typically, athletic directors at colleges and universities are behind-the-scenes people, allowing the fame and glory for their school’s sports prowess to go to their players and coaches. In this way, Denison’s Director of Athletics Larry Scheiderer is typical. He’s been

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President Knobel on the value of independent colleges

President Knobel On The Value Of Independent Colleges

Recently, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named several Ohio colleges as “best values” in higher education—including Denison. In an opinion piece in Saturday’s Columbus Dispatch, President Dale Knobel discusses the importance of independent, nonprofit colleges, and offers up some statistics on the

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So THAT’S what university presidents think about…

William G. Bowen '54, former president of Princeton University

William G. Bowen ’55 knows a thing or two (hundred) about leading world-class institutions. After all, he was president of Princeton University for 16 years, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for another 20, and has served on the

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Staying here, moving forward

Staying Here, Moving Forward

University President Dale T. Knobel and the college’s Board of Trustees have announced an agreement on a new multi-year contract that will keep Knobel at Denison’s helm through the end of the 2012-13 academic year, when he plans to retire.

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Provost: College rankings misleading

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It’s that time of year when you’ll find college rankings under every rock and behind every tree. In an opinion piece published in the Columbus Dispatch, Denison Provost Brad Bateman explains why these rankings offer bad advice. “Not one of

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