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Blog Archives

This is family

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When Julie Houpt ’75 , vice president for institutional advancement, took the podium at the Alumni Convocation during Reunion Weekend on Saturday, she went off-script. Instead of addressing the alumni in the audience, she spoke directly to the current students

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The Harris gift

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The year was 1916 —Woodrow Wilson was running for reelection, the the U.S. was one year away from joining WWI, American women were not allowed to vote, and “separate but equal” racism divided the country. It was 100 years ago

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On Broadway

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Ben Jacoby ’09 is no stranger to the stage. In addition to the roles he’s played from Laertes in Hamlet at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 2012 to Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific, he also spent nearly two years

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Skip the internship? Two views.

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If your college community is anything like mine, you’re probably surrounded by peers who find themselves stressed out this time of year as a result of internship applications. ‘Tis the season for figuring out what you’re gonna do this summer.

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Written By: Ryan Erickson '16 & Nick Gesue '01

Reptile find

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For many scientists, the idea of discovering a new species is a distant dream, but for Grant Adams ‘11, it’s been an unexpected reality. Adams has always been interested in biology. Before coming to Denison, he enjoyed the outdoors as

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17
Photo Credits: Grant Adams '11

Rocking the season

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] Eighteen women line up on the sidewalk, dressed in identical shimmering dresses — with red lips and French twists, they wait to cross the street — no easy feat in New York City. Yet, as soon as

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Veterans day, 2015

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It’s a foggy morning on chapel walk, the bells playing a harmonic, ironic chorus of “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” as east quad students talk quietly, heading at a brisk pace to 9:30 classes. They see a gray-haired man photographing

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Depth of focus

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Cinema had 20 majors in the class of 2009, the biggest crop the department has had to date — but even so, it’s surprising that four of them have ended up creating their own production company. Last week, Denison was

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

A home for history

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In 2014, over 18 million Americans traveled to Washington, D.C. Many of them walked the stairs of the Capitol building, posed for a picture outside the White House, and joined the ranks of locals, schoolchildren, and tourists exploring the long

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The home we love so well

Big Red Weekend at Denison University Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.  (Photo by Timothy E. Black)

There’s something about this time of year that makes a person miss home. Perhaps it’s the changing leaves; maybe it’s the need for a heavier jacket; or it could be the apples growing ripe on our Ohio trees. It’s the

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Listening closely

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They’re the unmistakable soundtrack to the last days of summer and, believe it or not, the bugs you hear buzzing have something to say. Just ask Laurel Symes ’07, who has made a career out of studying insect sounds, specifically

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In the moment

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Close your eyes. Imagine walking out onto a stage to perform a big Broadway musical in front of a full audience without ever having practiced, and without knowing who else will be in the cast with you. Then imagine not

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Written By: Bryan Blaskie '09
Photo Credits: Ashly Covington / Covington Imagery

Pride’s in the bag

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Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute, whether we’re hiking in Maine, motoring up Route 29 through Napa Valley, riding the ‘L’ in Chicago, strolling through NYC’s Financial District, or even taking in a hit show in London’s West

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Shared impact

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For one brief, harrowing moment on his first day at the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia last summer, Chase Beamer wondered what he’d gotten himself into. “The first morning I was here, I went into the cafeteria to get a cup

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‘Sing We and Chant It’

The Denison Singers rehearsal at Swasey Chapel Saturday, June 27, 2015.  (Photo by Timothy E. Black)

There are a number of loyal and engaged subsets of Denison’s alumni body (about 30,000 in total, living all over the world), and many of them schedule periodic reunions back on campus. These Denisonians who share interests and experiences are

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Olympic hopeful is on track

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Makorobondo Kamongwa “Dee” Salukombo ’12 doesn’t avoid hard things. The chemistry major adopted a new country and culture ten years ago when he moved to Cleveland from Uganda, where he and his family had fled as refugees from the Democratic

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Video Credits: Chelsie Corso - Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland

Out to the ballgame

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Some students are so acclimated to life on college hill that it seems natural to relocate to another hill for the summer — Capitol Hill. This year alone there are more than 20 Denison students interning across Washington D.C., including

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Written By: Meghan Pearce '16

The original young writer

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Every summer, promising high school writers show up on campus to take part in the Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop with Denison faculty and staff in the English department. We’ve written about the program before, which brings in accepted

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TGIF soundtrack

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A random conversation in Burton Morgan this week had us talking about Friday afternoons in college: classes finished, piles of books on the weekend docket, but like a mountain path too far in the distance to see clearly, nothing was

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Finding the key

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Ian Moubayed ’12 was panicking. Inside his New York City apartment was thousands of dollars of camera equipment that he needed to bring to a shoot with Matthew Akers, a critically acclaimed filmmaker with whom Moubayed was working. It was

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We were sad to see it end …

We Were Sad to See It End...

From the moment the Class of 1965 stepped foot on campus on Wednesday, May 27, until the time that all the celebrating Reunion classes headed for home the following Sunday, campus was a whirlwind of activity and good times for

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With a little help from my friends

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Craig Fischer ’66 remembers passing a television on his way to Slayter on Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles were playing The Ed Sullivan Show. “I didn’t even stop,” he says. Fischer didn’t think much of this boy band from England

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Time for change

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It was early spring of 1970, and America was in upheaval. The country was long into the Vietnam War, working its way through Civil Rights Act legislation, and still mourning the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy.

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Art talks

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Mary “Sissy” Wood Stewart ’65 was always told she had great talent for music growing up in Williams, Ky. When she came to Denison in 1961, she was ready to show her talents. “It did not take 15 minutes for

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It’s here: Reunion Weekend 2015

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We always know it’s coming when the Commencement stage disappears piece by piece and all the chairs that held parents and graduates are tucked away until next year. [custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”]Rising from the dust of minivans and newly purchased interview

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The big league

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Like any true sports fan, Alex Kaufman ’17 speaks in inspirational quotes. His favorite lately? “You create your own luck.” This is a philosophy that has worked particularly well for him during the past couple weeks when he interviewed ESPN

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Above and beyond

Above and Beyond

    On May 13, one soon-to-be graduate hopped on the seal outside Swasey Chapel and started dancing. It may be a big no-no among current students and recent graduates (it’s said that stepping on the seal during your Denison

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography

Breaking the tape

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Andrea Karl ’14 thought she was in first. No, she knew it. The cyclists who clear the lead runner’s path were next to her and she felt good, really good. If she kept this pace, she would achieve a personal

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Kathmandu quake

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The following blog entry comes this week from Sarah Kosling ’14, who is serving with the Peace Corps in Nepal: On April 25, Nepal was hit by the largest earthquake it’s seen in the past 80 years. Throughout pre-service [Peace Corps] training

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Written By: Sarah S. Kosling '14
Photo Credits: Sarah S. Kosling '14

Writing in the real world

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With the end of the school year quickly approaching, there’s a growing question on everyone’s mind. Bosses will inquire about it during internship interviews, grandparents will allude to it over dinner, and friends from back home may even ask, “What

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Inspired to reimagine

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Blurred highway lights, a train, a city, a windmill, and farmland flashed on the screen in rhythmic sequences. The images accompanied the live music performed in Slayter’s new third floor venue (The Nest) by Denison’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, as their response

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The big red carpet

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Lets face it, if you go to Denison or follow any of our social channels you can’t escape one of our favorite fun facts: Steve Carell ’84, “The World’s Best Boss” from The Office, the kind-hearted villain from Despicable Me,

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It’s Hal Holbrook Day!

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On Feb. 17, 1925, a boy was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He would be named Harold. No one knew then, of course, that Harold would become Hal Holbrook ’48, the famed actor who brought Mark Twain to life on stage;

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Building characters

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To ask Jeffrey Hatcher ’80 about Elliott Stout, his mentor and the founder of Denison’s cinema program, feels a bit like cheating. Hatcher is a master storyteller; Stout the sort of outsized figure whose personality inspired memories full of color

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Written By: Ryan Jones

Barking rights

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With a baggage cart piled high, Virginia Davidson ’04 slowly navigates her way through a crowded New York City hotel. She’s here on business, and doesn’t want to damage any of her packages, even if she gets weird looks when

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And it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet

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Last Wednesday was a Big Red love fest as Denisonians the world over got together for the 10th annual “After Work With Denison … Everywhere!” event. Alumni met in pubs and restaurants from Columbus to L.A. to London to toast their

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That was then … this is now

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There wasn’t much technology at Denison except for typewriters. Fraternities dominated campus social life. Women’s lives were restricted — they had 10 p.m. curfews and weren’t allowed to wear pants to class. Men had more privileges, but they also had

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William Howard Doane — in the gospel zone

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At the gospel choir’s concert tomorrow evening, anyone who’s walked around a-quad will find one composer’s name startlingly familiar: William Howard Doane, the Baptist hymn-writer and Sunday school superintendent who has lent his name to both the library and administration

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15

Bike and build

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Lauren Sabo-Crawford ’11 and Dan Crawford ’11 had 4,000 miles of memorable moments as they biked across the country this summer, but Sabo-Crawford’s favorite came in Springfield, Mo. The married couple’s cross-country journey was part of Bike and Build, a

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Written By: Dan Morrell

Broadway on Broadway

Broadway on Broadway

Broadway comes to . . . well, West Broadway, at least once a semester in Granville thanks to the efforts and energy of the music department’s Belinda Andrews-Smith. Fifteen years ago, the opera-trained coordinator of vocal studies started the Singer’s

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography

Midterm results

Ballot box

Tuesday’s midterm elections will bring about changes in Washington, including a majority Republican Congress and Senate. According to Paul Djupe, associate professor of political science, “the results are in line with what we would expect from modern history — sitting presidents

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DU on ABC

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If you’ve spent any time watching ABC during this week, you may have noticed something special: Denison — and more Denison. The first came during Wednesday (Oct. 1) night’s episode of ABC’s The Middle, “The Loneliest Locker.” Sue Heck, the

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14

Peace, love & potato salad

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Last June, Zack “Danger” Brown ’05 and some friends were passing time telling jokes. The group got on a potato salad kick, and after 15 minutes of bits on the starchy side dish, someone had a thought: wouldn’t it be

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12
Photo Credits: Jodi Miller Photography

A big red time

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Parents and alumni flocked to campus September 26-28 for Big Red Weekend, Denison’s one-stop homecoming/parents’ weekend extravaganza. A “first” this year was the Big Red Reunion Jubilee, a fall gathering for alumni who have already celebrated their 55th Denison Reunions.

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15

The Alchemistress

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Before “selfie” was 2013’s word of the year, before Instagram was an app on everyone’s home screen, even before roads were paved and major cities had electricity, people loved pictures of themselves. With the shape, size, and form of these

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Black and white photograph by Jeff Johnson, staff photographer for Patagonia.

A love story

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Carolyn Morey and Teall Edds went for a walk. It was 1985, and they had just met. They were both high school students who were on campus with their parents for Homecoming, spending the evening in the living room of

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Over the edge

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] When standing on the edge of a 22-story building, all reasoning goes out the window. The weeks that Holly Jespersen ’97 spent fundraising to rappel off the side of the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, Conn., seemed very

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Lost and found

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Andrea “Andie” Ruehrwein Raynor ’83 recently chatted with Cincinnati NPR station, WVXU, to discuss her new book, Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School, which tells the story of her journey from Denison through Harvard and all the surprises

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Road trip!

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After her Commencement ceremony last year, Anneka Buehler ’13 and her dad, Mark Buehler ’80, set off from campus in two Mini Coopers affectionately named “The Smurf of Death” and “Bruiser.” The goal: to get Anneka and four years’ worth

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Photo Credits: Karen English

Storytellers

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It’s the story of an 8-year-old girl in Zimbabwe. She’s white, a descendent of the English settlers’ minority-ruled government, and living on a farm. There isn’t anything particularly special about her, except that she is experiencing the complicated system of

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Big Fun: Reunion 2014

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On Saturday night (May 31), the band was fired up, but the dance floor was empty. Until, of course, a group from the Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th Reunion, started to boogey toward the back of Reese~Shackelford Common. At

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Dear Alumni: Welcome Home!

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  A busy college is like a living thing — growing and changing over time, while retaining its familiar essence. Just in the last five years, since the Class of 2009 left campus, Denison has seen some major building projects,

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

We are family

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] It turns out that 108 members of the great Class of 2014 have a family member who also graduated from Denison. Some have just one family connection, and one soon-to-be alumna, Alexandra Painter ’14 from Concord, Mass.,

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Denison goes to the movies

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What happens when two Denisonians make a movie together? The cast and crew found out on the set of Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which opens nationwide on Oct. 10. Steve Carell ’84 and

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Photo Credits: Miguel Aguilar, PacificCoastNews

Heeding your call

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In David Howitt’s office in Portland, Ore., hangs a framed letter from a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Starbucks. The lawyer had met with Howitt and his wife Heather, slid them a piece of paper with a very large number

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Stolen memories

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While working on my story on the fight against Alzheimer’s disease for Denison Magazine, which has been making its way to mailboxes across the country in the last week, I came to feel fortunate that my knowledge of dementia was

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Written By: David Zivan ’88
Photo Credits: ShutterStock (2)

Comedy break

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Members of the Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company spent their spring break in Chicago doing what performers do best—gig after gig. There was the one they’ve been doing for three years now, a show for the family and friends of Grace

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Photo Credits: Luke Hillier ’15 (top); Loren Egeland (inset)

Denison grad coaches in NCAA Championship game

Denison Grad Coaches In NCAA Championship Game

Very few basketball coaches ever make it to an NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four. Even fewer get to the championship game. And even fewer do it four times. Denison graduate John Robic ’86 is on his way to his

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Mardi Gras’ second home

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The Isle of Capri Casino lobby exploded with color. Mardi Gras swags and ornaments filled repurposed Christmas trees displayed beside a fuchsia sequined dress and ornate shoulder piece with brightly dyed feathers, while a band played zydeco music in the

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Written By: Lisa Waterman Gray '77
Photo Credits: Lisa Waterman Gray '77

Anything grows

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Last year, Lia Crosby ’13 and Shane Richmond ’13 had an idea to get nutritious food at affordable prices to low-income families in Newark, Ohio. Last summer, with the advice and help of Chris Ramsey, self-appointed social-consciousness-raiser/entrepreneur and owner of Newark’s

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Anyone want to meet up after work?

After Work

Every January in rain, snow, sleet, and sub-zero temperatures, Denisonians the world over get together with folks in their area to meet with old friends and get to know new ones. In the process, they can’t help but reminisce. The

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Call and response

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At Denison, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s work takes more than just one day in January. Students gathered in Slayter auditorium on Jan. 23 to begin the four-day celebration under the theme, “Call and Response,” which started with service projects

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A shark bites

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It was a tense few moments on the set of ABC’s “Shark Tank” for siblings Berry Wanless ’99 and Betsy Johnson and for their business, SwimZip, a line of nearly full-coverage bathing suits for kids, complete with zipper for easy

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Disney

Denison in the Blogosphere (1/17/14)

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We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the Interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s links, we’ve got an alumna with an eye for fashion, another who plans to blend

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Written By: Rachel Morrison ’16

A soldier in the poverty war

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For generations, Robert Caldwell ’82 says fighting urban poverty in America meant providing relief in the form of food, clothing, and medical support to the poor. That’s how he used to think about it too. But after a few years

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Written By: Dan Morrell
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Dodo revolution

Dodo Revolution

Ron Sandler ’95 hadn’t set foot on Denison’s campus for 17 years when he came back to talk to the philosophy department about woolly mammoths — and the pros and cons of bringing them back to life. Now an environmental

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What a weekend!

What A Weekend

Denison’s varsity sports teams defeated every opponent that came before them in Granville during Big Red Weekend (Oct. 4-6). On Friday,  men’s soccer downed Hiram on Barclay-Thomsen Field by a 2–1 score, and on Saturday, women’s soccer beat the Terriers, 3–1.

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A big start to Big Red Weekend

BIG RED WEEKEND

The first guests—parents, alumni, friends, and family—trickled in for Big Red Weekend on Friday (Oct. 4). Over the next few days, there were departmental open houses and athletic events and networking receptions. There were concerts and plays and displays of

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The power of print

The Denisonian staff of 1959-60 certainly understood the phrase "cut and paste."

It seems crazy. A king of 21st-century Internet commerce, Jeff Bezos, purchased a dinosaur — a newspaper. Not only that, this particular publication, The Washington Post, enjoyed its heyday when Bezos was a boy, back before computers, when it toppled

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Written By: David Sweet ’85

Hilltopper

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When Liza Hudock ’12 prepared for her trek up Mount Rainier, she needed to be ready for anything. In her pack she had the necessities: four days’ worth of food and clothing, a tent, sunscreen, an avalanche transceiver, sunglasses (especially

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National treasure

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During a ceremony at the White House on July 10, Denison alumnus William G. Bowen ’55, president emeritus of both Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. Bowen’s son,

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Photo Credits: Chuck Zovko, Zovko Photographic for Lafayette College; The White House

A new home at the Homestead

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As a Granville-area builder and frequent Habitat for Humanity project director, Richard Downs ’77 is well known for how he runs a construction job, particularly when it involved less-experienced laborers. Downs is again putting every bit of that experience to

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How can they keep from singing?

How Can They Keep From Singing?

Summer could not have begun on any brighter note than it did last weekend with sunny skies, balmy temperatures, and spectacular choral music in Swasey Chapel, presented on Sunday afternoon (June 23) by 47 Denison Singers and their conductor, Distinguished

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Rolling out the Big Red Carpet

Rolling Out the Big Red Carpet

Sharon Siegel Carr ’73 and Carl Moellenberg ’74 had a big night at the Tony Awards earlier this month as producers of three of the 10 Broadway shows that took home Tonys from Radio City Music Hall. Along with Venetian

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Photo Credits: Ken Fallin

Poetry in motion

Poetry in Motion

Earlier this spring, Jennifer Luebbers ’09 was awarded the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a fellowship created by Middlebrook’s husband, Carl Djerassi, to honor the memory of his wife, who died of cancer in 2007. The

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Top teach

Top Teach

When Alison Grizzle ’97 accepted the award for Alabama Teacher of the Year earlier this month, she told a little story. Two days before the award was announced, Grizzle had arrived early at P. D. Jackson-Olin High School, where she

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Photo Credits: Madison Underwood | AL.com

The little things

The Little Things

“It’s the little things,” said Jeff Haidet ’97, as he looked through the window of Curtis dining hall during Reunion Weekend. “Like that pathway wasn’t that wide,” he said pointing to the brick walk that winds past Herrick and makes

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Easy rider

Easy Rider

On May 23, Cam Shuford ’63 hopped on his bike in Evanston, Ill., (his hometown, though he now lives with his wife in Hawaii), and started pedaling. His destination? The Hill for his 50th Reunion. He biked for seven days—

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Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home

Members of the Class of 1963 have started to arrive on campus to celebrate their Golden 50th Reunion over the next few days. They’ll be doing a little golfing today at the Granville Golf Course, touring campus, meeting up with

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Five things I wish I knew at 22

Things I Wish I Knew at 22

My youngest daughter just graduated from the College of William & Mary. It was a weekend marked by extraordinary traditions, as William & Mary, chartered in 1693, is the second oldest college in the country. The contrast of tradition with

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Written By: Matthew Harrington ’84
Photo Credits: Edelman

Expert advice

George Bellows, Polo at Lakewood, 1910 (Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Art Association Purchase)

Earlier this month, Nannette Maciejunes ’75 stood in the East Room of the White House next to Michelle Obama. She was there to accept a National Medal for Museum and Library Service on behalf of the Columbus Museum of Art,

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And away they go

And Away They Go

Senior week 2013 started with seniors showing up in Slayter to grab that coveted cap and gown and to sit for their senior yearbook photo. By Tuesday evening, they were chatting with President and Mrs. Knobel in the Burton D.

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Home of the Big Red

Home of the Big Red

Nearly everyone who crowded into the spacious atrium of the newly renovated Mitchell Center last Friday afternoon (April 19) held a red sports pennant that read “Lou’s Team.” During the dedication of the building, they waved them in honor of

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The sound of music

While teaching music to students in Tanzania, Kurt Ebsary '12 wrote and recorded an album with them, and he hopes the sales from their CD will help to fund a soundproof recording room for the school.

In May 2012, I graduated with a major in music composition. Two months later I was on a plane to Moshi, Tanzania, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, to assist the music program at the International School Moshi, which houses

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Written By: Kurt Ebsary '12

A life’s work on death row

A Life's Work on Death Row

[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”]While living and working in a poor area of New Orleans in 1982, Sister Helen Prejean began exchanging letters with Elmo Patrick Sonnier, a death row inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. She became Sonnier’s spiritual adviser and

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The dorm food do-over

The Dorm Food Do-Over

In the pages of the new Denison Magazine, we asked alumni chefs to re-imagine dorm-room delicacies—those (sometimes) tasty dishes we all cobbled together in the residence halls when we couldn’t make it to the dining hall or that five-star restaurant

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Getting silly with Steve

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It’s not news. It’s not life-changing. But it’s Spring Break, so here’s some silly fun with Steve Carell ’84 chatting with Jimmy Fallon about his new movie, his first date, and his gig as a DJ on WDUB Radio at

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Every second counts

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In 2011, a young woman recorded a second of every day on video. At the end of the year, she compiled all the clips, set them to music, and put the video online for friends and family. Although it wasn’t

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

What I did over winter vacation

What I Did Over Winter Vacation

Over winter break, I made my way east for an “externship,” part of a new program called ExternsEverywhere, offered through Denison’s Career Exploration and Development Office (CE&D). The idea is to connect students with Denison alumni for daylong job-shadowing experiences

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Written By: Joanna Hornbeck ’13

A Denisonian in Paris

A Denisonian In Paris

As Denisonians around the world united on Jan. 30 for the “After Work with Denison … Everywhere” event, seven came together for the very first time at Harry’s Bar, the oldest American watering hole in Paris, France. For many of

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Written By: Jessie Kanelos Weiner '08
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What are you doing Wednesday night?

What Are You Doing Wednesday Night?

Denisonians are gathering for a little grub and conversation at The Grid in Chicago. They’re meeting for drinks at the West Flanders Brewing Company on Pearl St. in Colorado. They’ll be chatting and reminiscing at the Elephant & Castle in

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My first boss was a would-be senator

My First Boss Was A Would-Be Senator

It had been just 20 hours since my graduation ceremonies at Denison when I found myself back in Concord, N.H., sitting in front of the chairman and the executive director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. I was interviewing for

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Written By: Lucas Meyer ’12

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Congratulations are in order for recent Denison graduate Alex Parker ’12 of Prospect, Ky., who won a piece of last week’s record-setting Powerball drawing. Although Parker didn’t win the big jackpot, he didn’t fare too poorly either, taking home a

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Sports authority

Sports Authority

More than 1,600 people showed up Tuesday night (Dec. 4, 2012) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City for the 55th Annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner, where the NFF welcomed the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class. But members

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Luck of the draw

Luck Of The Draw

It’s a Monday evening late in the semester, and Stephanie Rivas ’14 has gotten together with a few dozen other students to unwind over a friendly game of cards. But when she sits down at the table, she is dealt

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Out of the storm

Out Of The Storm

In August 2005, Lauri Pierson Weinfeld ’78 had lost her longterm renters for her property an hour outside of Cleveland. Ironically, that was the same week that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. With the thousands of people who suddenly found

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Half-court dreams

Half-Court Dreams

Courtney Baxter ’11 had big dreams after graduation—and big dreams often lead to unknown territory. In a recent New York Times article, Baxter talks about the journey to find her first job, and the not-so-ordinary path she took to get

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Brand new Browns

Brand New Browns

Take heart, Cleveland Browns fans. Today, NFL owners unanimously voted to approve Jimmy Haslam as the team’s new owner and, in the wake of a 1-5 start, the long-suffering team is making some big changes. As their first step, they’re

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It’s Big Red Weekend!

It's Big Red Weekend!

As one of the biggest events of the year, Big Red Weekend, Sept. 28-30, is a fun gathering for parents, alumni and friends—together on campus all at once. It’s music, food, sports, gallery exhibits, academic open houses, even a few

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Our pal Hal

Our Pal Hal

On Friday, Sept. 21, alumnus Hal Holbrook ’48, a four-time-Emmy-award-winning actor perhaps best known for his performances as American icon Mark Twain, spent an informal and humorous hour on campus with fellow Denisonians, sharing stories about his time on the

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Beck begins

Beck's Big Year Gets Underway

Pam Houston has been described as an author who “lives and writes fearlessly.” As the first speaker in this year’s Beck Lecture Series, the class of 1983 grad will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19,

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In it to win it

Tonight's The Night

Tonight, a lot of us on campus and around the country will be tuning in to America’s Got Talent (NBC: 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central). It’s the season’s final round, and Denison grad Tom Cotter ’86 is one of the

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C is for cookie

C Is For Cookie

No cookies were left unscathed Thursday night as Cookie Monster took center stage during Denison’s annual Opening Convocation. The panel discussion focused on this year’s Spectrum Series theme, “Creativity & Courage,” and featured three members of the Sesame Workshop and

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Open Sesame

Open Sesame

Since 1984, kids all over the world have been falling for Sesame Street’s fuzzy red monster, Elmo. You probably even know the words to Elmo’s Song, “This is the song, la, la, la, la, Elmo’s Song,” and in all likelihood,

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In theatres near you: Steve & Jen

In Theatres Near You: Steve & Jen

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you can catch two of Denison’s Hollywood A-listers on the big screen. Steve Carell ’84 stars in Hope Springs alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. Carell plays Dr. Feld, a

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Denison in the Blogosphere (8/9/12)

Denison in the Blogosphere (8/8/12)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s set of summer links, a new mother is featured on a reality show, a few

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You can grow a garden, too

You Can Grow A Garden, Too

Maybe you don’t know arugula from a hole in the ground, but Brad Halm ’02 and Colin McCrate ’00 believe you can grow your own food, and they’ve written a book to help you get it done. It’s called Food

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Well represented

Well Represented

As a first-year student in the fall of 2007, Mark Heckmann ’11 looked up to a student whom he felt epitomized leadership on campus. It was a turbulent time; the topics of tolerance and civility were at the forefront of

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Giving of the heart

Giving Of The Heart

Note: The following video from 10TV News begins with a brief advertisement. While digging through archives at Berger Health System in Circleville earlier this year, employee Shea McMahon ’09 stumbled upon something he never expected to find in an old

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Business lessons

Business Lessons

In June, Barron’s profiled John Faraci ’72, the CEO of International Paper and a member of Denison’s Board of Trustees. The article highlights Faraci’s climb through the ranks of the company, with 70,000 employees and a market value of $12

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Advice from a centenarian

Advice From A Centenarian

It’s hard to know if Kerma Bradford Nordyke ’27 is the oldest living Denisonian, but we’re pretty sure she’s near the top of the list. The Almanac of Upper St. Clair, Pa., recently featured Nordyke on her 107th birthday, which

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Home again

Home Again

It’s 90 degrees, and Ryan Culligan ’13 stands in the sweltering kitchen at the Homestead, cooking dinner for the first official night of the Homestead Reunion on Friday, May 25. “We’re expecting between 100 and 200 people,” he says. “Right

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Making it in style

Making it in style

High school superlatives often set the stage for what some see their peers accomplishing in the life ahead. The list of successes – “Most Athletic,” “Most Spirited,” “Best Couple” – is emblazoned in high school yearbooks for life, no matter

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Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

As many may know, Denison is one of very few undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the country that has its own Cinema Department, which Denison formally established in 1998, thanks to the work of the late professor emeritus Elliott Stout,

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Back in action

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It was a tad chilly for the start of Reunion Weekend 2012, but that didn’t stop the more than 1,100 people who showed up on campus for the Parade of Classes, the Alumni Convocation, campus tours, classes, dinners, dancing, and

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And away we go …

And Away We Go …

The welcome banners are hung. The tents are up. And the catering crew is hard at work gearing up to feed the more than 1,000 people who have already started to descend on campus for Reunion Weekend 2012, which kicks

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Denison’s got talent

Denison's Got Talent

In case you missed it last night, a very funny Tom Cotter ’86 made a big splash on America’s Got Talent. Getting laughs out of all three judges, the New York comedian impressed Howard, Howie, and Sharon enough to make

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Great journeys begin with a single step

Great Journeys Begin With A Single Step

  On a fine and sunny day on campus this spring, Signe Burgstaller ’88 talked with Denison students about the journey that led to her current position as ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to

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Tales from the bottom

Tales From The Bottom

The new issue of Denison Magazine is arriving at homes all over the country next week, so we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek. Here’s an excerpt from one of our feature stories, written by Linda Vaccariello, executive

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Bird in charge

Bird in charge

Here’s a dirty little campus secret: faculty, staff, and administrators don’t always relish meetings. They can run overlong; they often take place in stuffy conference rooms; and, well, these days, everyone’s busy checking March Madness scores and brackets anyway. Now,

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Sound advice for career planning

Marc Anderson '07 and Julie Black '05 (front) were among a panel of alumni invited to speak to students by professor Sue Davis (rear) and the political science department.

Sue Davis, associate professor and chair of the political science department, is acutely familiar with the worries that haunt her students. Sure, there’s all the reading, research, writing, and testing that she and her fellow professors assign (and none of

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Techno talent

Research incubation, defense strategy, venture capitalism—if it has to do with cutting edge technology, Sergei Kanareykin '03 has probably had his hands in it. The Boston-based alum was on campus yesterday talking with math and computer science majors about the many possibilities students have after their time at Denison. Since graduation, Kanareykin has served as the chief technical officer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, the deputy managing director of Oxantium Ventures, and CEO of Make a Mind Company, a technology incubator.

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What can you do with an English major, anyway?

What Can You Do With An English Major, Anyway?

There’s an old stereotype that English majors go on to be English teachers. And of course, some do. But they also venture into an unlimited number of other fields and professions. Take Matthew Harrington ’84, for example. He started an

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That’s what he tweets

That's What He Tweets

It was only a matter of time…With the Bronx Zoo Cobra, Angelina Jolie’s leg, and your grandma all on Twitter, it’s only right that our favorite Hollywood funnyman—Steve Carell ’84—has finally joined the Tweeterverse. His first tweet was less than

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Sunglasses at night

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What to expect when you’re expecting college

What To Expect When You're Expecting College

The new issue of Denison Magazine is arriving at homes all over the country this week, so we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek. Here’s an excerpt from one of our feature stories, written by Nancy Woodward Berk

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Something new for Denisonians…everywhere

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When Denisonians leave the Hill upon graduation and scatter across the globe, many keep close, lifelong ties with friends they made here. But in many other cases the new adventures of life will draw distance between those friends and classmates,

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100 years of Phi Beta Kappa

100 Years Of Phi Beta Kappa

It’s celebration time for Denison’s 100-year-old chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which has been thriving and growing since 1911 when its chapter was officially installed at the First Baptist Church in Granville. At that time, the society had established chapters

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Mumbai movie-makers

From left, Megan Keaveney and Sibylle Freiermuth

Last year just before graduation, Megan Keaveney and Sibylle Freiermuth were awarded a Davis Projects for Peace prize of $10,000 to work with the Women of India Network (WIN). They planned to make a couple of documentaries that chronicled the

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‘A downgrade in confidence’

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Denison Trustee Lee Sachs ’85 has an idea or two about economic policy. The co-founder and CEO of the financial services firm Alliance Partners and a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, he is often looked to for insights and understanding.

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An honor from the Kennedy Center

n Honor From The Kennedy Center

Mikala Hansen ’07 has had a busy year. Having just earned her M.F.A. in playwriting from Western Michigan University in May, she also has won the National Association of Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT) Annual Playwriting Excellence Award from the John

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The boy who became Mark Twain

Hal Holbrook performs The Butter and Egg Man at the Denison Summer Theatre with Dick Welsbacher '48 and Luke Utter '50.

We know Hal Holbrook ’48 as the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor who has been praised for his stage portrayal of Mark Twain. We also know him for his Academy Award nomination in 2008 for his role in Into the

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Teach For America—No Kidding

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EDITOR’S NOTE: When TheDEN last checked in with Jerome Price ’12, he was leading a conversation about the value and plight of education. It should come as no surprise that this year Price is leading recruitment efforts at Denison for

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Not your typical weekend

Not Your Typical Weekend

There’s always a lot going on around here, but this past weekend was packed full of activities and campus was packed full of people. In addition to the usual suspects—students, faculty, and staff—more than 1,300 alumni, parents, grandparents, and kid

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A class act

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During Big Red Weekend, the college’s Varsity D Association inducted the class of 2011 into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Seven Denison graduates spanning six decades were honored, as was the entire national championship women’s swimming and diving team from

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Sometimes you win and sometimes you get Bazinga-ed

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Get Bazinga-ed

Sadly, Denison’s two Emmy nominees went home empty-handed on Sunday. Christian Homlish’ 03, producer of Top Chef, saw his show lose the Outstanding Reality-Competition to The Amazing Race, which has won the award eight of the last nine years. And though it

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The $10,000 question

Members of last year’s Venture Philanthropy Club helped to curb the abuse of prescription drugs in Licking County. From left: professor and club advisor Fadhel Kaboub, Zack Goldman ’11, Ellie Thompson ’11, Peter Hurford ’14, Josh Goldman ’14, Corey Ackerman ’11, Mary Kimberly ’11, Lydia Boote ’11, and Rachel Mattingly ’11.

The leading cause of accidental death in Ohio is prescription drug abuse. The incident rate is higher than automobile accidents, the leading accidental killer in the United States. And the thing about the disease is the ease with which an

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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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The honeymooners

The Honeymooners

Not many folks would choose the Denison Homestead as a honeymoon destination, but David Hughes ’04 and his new wife Erin, did. Okay, it wasn’t their only destination—just one stop on a 15-week cross-country cycling trip that started in San

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‘Sapphire’ Steve Carell ’84 gives a shout-out to campus radio station

'Sapphire' Steve Carell Gives Shout-Out To Campus Radio Station

Maybe your summer job has been keeping you out of circulation, or maybe a vacation at the lake has provided some welcome respite, but unless you’ve been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you know that Steve

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Extraordinary medicine

Extraordinary Medicine

[media id=114 width=600 height=474] When most people hear the word “virus,” they think runny nose, fever, and maybe an upset stomach. But Barry Byrne ’78 is flipping the script by taking the tiny pathogens and making them work for us,

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The nominations are in

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On September 18, two Denison graduates will be smoothing out their tuxes in preparation for the 63rd annual Emmy Awards show, to be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Christian Homlish ’03 will be there to see if

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Rock on, brothers

Rock On, Brothers

Beachy, americana, garage-band brother rock — one of those lesser known genres — is where you might classify ik ben, the Nashville-based band of brothers Paul “Scott” Hylbert ’91 and Brian Hylbert ’01. Despite the decade-long age gap, the San

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‘The Denison Singers Turn Golden’

'The Denison Singers Turn Golden'

Do the words 50th anniversary conjure up an image of an elderly couple enjoying a dinner by candlelight with violin music playing softly in the background? Maybe not! Erase that picture and substitute 73 men and women ranging in age

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Distinguished Denisonians

Distinguished Denisonians

For the 62nd consecutive year, the Denison University Society of the Alumni has awarded its prestigious Alumni Citations. The honor was bestowed upon 13 accomplished Denison graduates ranging from the class of 1948 to the class of 1986. The presentation

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The singing surgeon

The Singing Surgeon

It was an unusual thing for a doctor to do, but one day this spring, Paul Bryson ’00 took to the field at a Cleveland Indians home game and belted out the national anthem. “I was nervous,” he says, “but

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‘Thank you for a fabulous weekend’

'Thank You for a Fabulous Weekend'

Reunion Weekend 2011 is in the books. From Convocation and Alumni College to class dinners, dancing, strolling around Granville, and catching up with old friends, alums had quite an action-packed weekend (as did organizers and volunteers). Here’s how it went,

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Reunion Weekend is here!

Reunion Weekend Is Here!

The big white tents are up, the sun is out, the schedule is set, and we’re seeing the first waves of Denisonians who are trekking back to Granville for a weekend of fun, food, music, events, and, best of all,

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Remembering Mark Haines

Mark Haines (1946-2011)

Veteran journalist and CNBC anchor Mark Haines ’68 died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at his home. He was 65 years old. Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC, said Haines will be deeply missed. “With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview

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The ties that bind

Deep Roots At Denison

Near a flowering cherry tree, just outside the golden brick Doane Administration building, lies a reminder of a piece of Denison history: a bronze plaque, put in place last fall and measuring roughly 11 by 14 inches, that bears the

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Michael Scott takes a bow

Michael Scott Takes A Bow

After seven seasons, the “World’s Best Boss” is cleaning out his desk and leaving Scranton. Last year, Steve Carell ’84—who plays Michael Scott on the TV comedy series The Office—announced that this season would be his last as the incompetent

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

‘The Diplomacy of a Good Sport’

The Diplomacy of a Good Sport

This week, ESPN President George Bodenheimer ’80 was the featured interviewee of “The Monday Interview” in London’s Financial Times. (To read the article, you can go to www.ft.com and register for free limited access to the publication.) Written by Matthew

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

Alumna named new director of athletics

Nan Carney-DeBord '80 named Director of Athletics

University Provost Brad Bateman has announced that Nan Carney-DeBord, a 1980 Denison graduate and a member of the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame, will be the college’s next director of athletics, physical education and recreation. Carney-DeBord will begin her duties

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Now hear this

Now Hear This

For the gazillionth time, the man on TV says, “Can you hear me now?” We hear him all right. Our brains have processed the sound, along with other information, like the direction from which the sound emanates. In Professor Nestor

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Taking a walk

Taking a Walk

I had forgotten about the signs with the colored dots that designate parking areas on campus. My own Denison parking pass, once a cerulean blue, has faded to pure white. I park at Mitchell Center and walk up the hill

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Written By: Shannon McLoughlin Morrison '06

‘Late Show’ with Denison

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[youtube]7Vz4qKkhvrc width=”600″ height=”450″[/youtube] David Letterman’s had a big dose of Big Red lately, and we think he likes it. Tuesday night, Jennifer Garner ’94 joined Letterman to promote her new movie Arthur. In a segment about her college days at

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You think our hill is steep?

You Think Our Hill Is Steep?

The view from atop Mount Kilimanjaro is gorgeous, and, hey, so is that sweatshirt. Frederick Devin Talbot ’09 made the big hike in Tanzania in February, while taking a bit of vacation from his gig teaching English in the French

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A case for living in central Ohio

A Case For Living In Central Ohio

Gail Martineau ’08 is proud to be a lifelong resident of central Ohio. But like many fellow Ohioans, she’s concerned about the number of college graduates leaving the state for other parts of the nation and world. Last week, Martineau—a

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Commodities in an uncertain economy

Commodities in an Uncertain Economy

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com As businesses all over the world emerge from a February that saw political unrest and turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East, March is creating even more economic uncertainty. The price of oil

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Former AG tapped to lead state’s university system

Jim Petro '70 has been selected as Ohio's next chancellor of higher education.

On March 14, Jim Petro ’70 will add another title to his impressive résumé. The former auditor and attorney general of Ohio has just been named as the new chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, the top leadership position

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Scenes from Egypt’s ‘Day of Wrath’

Scenes From Egypt’s ‘Day Of Wrath’

In the following words, photos, and videos, Nick Lewandowski ’09 shares his first-hand account of a single day early in Egypt’s recent protests. Nick moved to Cairo in January 2010, working first as editor in the research department at CI

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Roots of a legend

Woody Hayes '35

Turns out, yesterday wasn’t just Valentine’s Day—it was Woody Hayes’ birthday. He would be 98 years old. Sure, we know he’s a legend at that big university down the road in Columbus, but Woody’s ties to Denison run deep. Wayne

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Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum debuting his new play in Columbus, another blogging

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Liberal arts grads who mean business

Liberal Arts Grads Who Mean Business

For most students, winter break was a time to relax and recharge. But for some aspiring entrepreneurs, the week before classes resumed in January was a time to work in the salt mines. Well, they weren’t “salt mines” so much

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

Homestead roots on ‘Portlandia’ farm

Carrie Brownstein, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen in 'Portlandia' / Photo by Scott Green/IFC

Three Homestead alumni have been out in Oregon, just going about their business, and now their chickens are getting face time on cable TV. Eric Campbell, Nolan Calisch, and Chris Seigel, all class of 2006, are the founders of Wealth

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Should you ‘friend’ your parents?

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We have absolutely no idea. But Brooke Oberwetter ’02, who is associate manager for policy communications at Facebook, took on that issue and a few others yesterday on The Washington Post blog, Campus Overload Live. The interview was in honor

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Recent graduate reports from Cairo

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As tensions have escalated in Egypt, one of the correspondents on the scene has been Nicholas Lewandowski ’09. An iReporter for CNN, Nick filed this dispatch from Cairo as the situation was unfolding. CNN has posted his personal account online, in which

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Everybody’s working for this Wednesday…

Denisonians at last year's event in the Cleve

From Granville to Buenos Aires, Denisonians will be massing on Wednesday night for the annual alumni get-together After Work with Denison…Everywhere! The numbers keep growing, but, as of now, there are more than 40 events planned in locations all over

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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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Creepy crawly cakes

Holly Menninger '00

Just for fun, Holly Menninger ’00, the seriously successful entomologist at Cornell, recently did a stint on Food Network Challenge: Monster Bug Cakes, helping to judge the cakes’ overall appeal and, of course, their creepy-crawly accuracy. The FN website describes

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In search of song

Anne Grimes’ Greatest Hits

Perhaps you remember Anne Grimes just for her presence in Granville. Before she died at 91 in 2004, she had lived in the village for about 30 years, hosting scores of students in her home, and she was married to

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Written By: Olivia Combe

Denison in the Blogosphere (1/6/11)

Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates '04. Photo courtesy of RyanHumbert.com.

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum rocking out and another putting her studio art

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Photo Credits: ThoraThinks Press, YouTube, RyanHumbert.com

Poker face

Poker Face

Shelie Miller (Chemistry 2000) had an ace in the hole when she interviewed for a faculty spot earlier this year at the University of Michigan. But she couldn’t lay all her cards on the table—not until the White House made

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Telling the stories of art

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[youtube]mgBH8A1_l3Q width=”600″ height=”450″[/youtube] This New Year’s Day, Nannette Maciejunes ’75 will unveil the Columbus Museum of Art’s new $6.9 million renovation. As the museum’s executive director, Maciejunes says the new facilities will highlight the different stories of the museum’s art

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‘There, it’s OK to die’

Madeline Weinland ’10

Madeline Weinland ’10 wasn’t even planning on going to the annual Involvement Fair during her first week at Denison. But, moving reluctantly through the sea of tables on the quad, she came upon the table of Denison Community Association’s hospice

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Heeere’s Mona!

Heeere’s Mona!

[youtube]G0xq2K-ut8U width=”600″ height=”450″[/youtube] Johnny Carson fans, take note: once upon a time—Dec. 15, 1966, to be exact, a talented Denison alumna cracked up The King of Late Night, and we’ve got the video to prove it. Actress and voice-over artist

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Michael Eisner on media, liberal arts & more

Michael Eisner '64

Michael Eisner ’64, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company and a life trustee at Denison, continues to be a major force in the media industry. In the current issue of WSJ. Magazine, he shares his thoughts on a range

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From East to Higley

From East to Higley

Erin Copple Smith originally came to Denison back in 2000 as a first-year student who was determined to have the whole liberal arts experience, taking advantage of every moment, and she did. From academia, to theatre production, to sorority life,

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He’s still got it

He's Still Got It

Richard Price ’52 has a song in his heart—and he’s sharing his music with some very appreciative audiences. He sings to enthusiastic crowds at area retirement homes. And he won’t take any pay for his performances. “I don’t take any

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Denison in the Blogosphere (11/29/10)

Liz Averbeck '04 (Photo from Waffles on the Boardwalk)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum switching gears mid-career and another penning a heartfelt

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Threat reduction in Africa

Threat Reduction In Africa

On Nov. 14, Senator Richard G. Lugar ’54 (R-Ind.) returned from a trip to Africa where he and a panel of Pentagon arms experts inspected sites that represent a new wave of international security concerns. In Uganda and Kenya, they visited

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23 million thanks

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Veterans Day, celebrated each Nov. 11, honors America’s veterans for their service and their sacrifice. There are some 23 million veterans living today in the United States. This morning Denison held its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at Lamson Lodge for

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The future is now

The Future Is Now

Nine o’clock on a Saturday morning isn’t exactly prime time for student activities. But the first-year students, sophomores, and juniors who attended The Future is Now: Graduate School Preparation Conference and Resource Fair in October got a leg up on

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Written By: Jordan Kurker-Mraz '14

A true wingman

A True Wingman

On Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch celebrated the life and legacy of Keith Piper, the longtime Denison football coach who passed away in 1997. During his 39 years as head coach at Denison, Piper compiled a 200-142-19 record. In 1985 and

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Mr. Dold goes to Washington

Photo courtesy of Robert Dold for Congress (Facebook)

In Tuesday’s election, Republican Robert Dold ’91 edged out Democratic rival Dan Seals to win the 10th Congressional seat in Illinois. Dold captured 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Seals. U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk previously served as

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On the fast track

Kevin Locke ’88, Matt Fadel ’08, and Will Curtis ’11 talked shop at today’s Career EXPO.

‘Tis the season to leave the jeans and T’s behind and don those suits, ties, and sensible heels, because Career Services is delivering a one-two punch this week with the 18th annual Career EXPO today and the Graduate/Professional School Fair

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It’s official

It's official

Earthmovers and excavators have been at work pushing dirt around outside the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center for a few weeks now, but on Friday, Oct. 15, it all became official. A crowd of some 200 Denison alumni, trustees, students,

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Networking at the speed of Denison

Networking at the Speed of Denison

“What do I do after Denison?” Unless they’re lucky enough to win the lottery (or the Showcase Showdown), most students will be looking for gainful employment or continuing their education after graduation. Right now, on the second floor of Slayter,

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Founding feminists

Founding Feminists

When Joan Straumanis came to Denison as a philosophy professor in 1971, she was introduced at her first faculty meeting as a “real feminist hell raiser.” “That marked me the whole first year,” she says. “It was necessary for me

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Denison in the Blogosphere (10/14/10)

The Wildwood Sisters

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, it’s all about alums. We’ve got one  pondering the state of U.S.

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Come on down!

Kat Lenhart '09 and Bryan Blaskie '09

This is just fun. You just never know where a Denisonian will pop up…maybe even on a gameshow. Kat Lenhart ’09 was the big winner on the The Price is Right this afternoon. Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed she was

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Big Red Weekend hits The Hill

Big Red Weekend Hits The Hill

Denison students and faculty are back to their usual schedules of classes and practices and rehearsals and homework, but remnants of Big Red Weekend still linger. The tent that hosted the Meet the Faculty Reception and several community meals is

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Big, Red, and a whole lot of fun

Big, Red and a Whole Lot of Fun

It’s time again for Big Red Weekend. That’s the time every fall when alumni, parents, and friends of the college gather on campus with students and faculty for a few days of remembering the past, looking to the future — and

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Must-See TV

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Set your DVRs, folks, because Thursday night prime time soon will be overtaken by Denison grads. During NBC’s premiere week, Steve Carell ’84 will begin his final season of “The Office,” and the show’s next-door neighbor is a new comedy

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Hats off to Holbrook

Hats Off to Holbrook

Hal Holbrook ’48 is seriously busy. He may be 85 years old, but his distinguished career as one of America’s most respected stage and screen actors is hot as a rocket. Even that media-darling Betty White has nothing on this

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Denison in the Blogosphere (9/23/10)

Denison in the Blogosphere

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got Nora the Explora, Denison/Granville getting props from The Cleve, and

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‘I just write me’

'I Just Write Me'

Mark Evans Bryan, an associate professor in the Department of Theatre at Denison and member of the Class of ’96, has a new play that has been getting attention on three continents. It seems fitting, since creating this particular piece was

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Denison in the Blogosphere (8/30/10)

Kat Lenhart '09 and Tiny Fey, backstage at the Emmys. Photo from KatLenhart.com.

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In this afternoon’s fix of Denisonia, one alum cracks a mathematical conundrum, while another keeps last night’s

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