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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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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Full feministing

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The Burton Morgan auditorium was packed for Jessica Valenti’s talk: audience members huddled on the stairs, lined up along the walls, crowded in the doorways. And when Valenti asked the full house who identified as a feminist, nearly every hand

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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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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

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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A calling and a career

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With any major comes a basket of expectations—and a boatload of presumptions. You know how it goes: environmental studies majors are hippies, chemistry majors are type A, economics majors will make a lot of money, and English majors will teach.

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim ’16

Teachers, public schools, & gay rights

Teachers, Public Schools, & Gay Rights

Karen Graves is not only a professor of education, she’s also a historian of the discipline. So it’s not surprising that she was the 2011-12 president of the History of Education Society, and this month she gave the Presidential Address

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Writing through the years

Exile

Exile, Denison’s student literary journal featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry, recently has been archived online through the Denison University Digital Resource Commons. Several campus collections, including the Denison Journal of Religion, Ephemeris, Articulate and Episteme, were digitized this year alongside

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Heavenly Haiti

Heavenly Haiti

When the 2010 earthquake brought attention to Haiti, which the United Nations Human Development Index calls “the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere,” the Denison community, led by its students, raised more than $15,000 for the relief effort. Today,

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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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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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A family film

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When Denison English professor Kirk Combe was working on his sci-fi book, 2084, he often would run plot ideas by his son Clayton, who, at the time, had just graduated from Granville High. When Clayton headed off to Oberlin College,

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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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An inside look at history

An Insider's Look At History

In 1968, nine officers in Orangeburg, S.C., fired into a crowd protesting continued segregation in the community. The incident, known as the Orangeburg Massacre, is the subject of a newly definitive book, “Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a

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Writing magical realism

The Wonder Of Fiction

It took writer Peter Grandbois some 40 drafts to get his new novel, Nahoonkara, the way he wanted it before it was published in 2011. He’s happy with it now. But that doesn’t mean he puts much stock in the

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Composition and rhetoric … and more

Composition And Rhetoric And More

The college recently announced that four members of the faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees and will be promoted to the rank of associate professor. This is the first in a four-part series highlighting the faculty

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An imbalance in the literary universe

Associate professor of English Ann Townsend serves on VIDA's executive committee.

“The Count” has stirred up a lot of talk, and that’s the whole idea. Published by VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, The Count is a bunch of eye-opening pie charts that detail gender [im]balance in some of the most

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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

Hanukkah Lights

Margot Singer, assistant professor of English and award-winning author

An NPR holiday tradition for two decades, Hanukkah Lights presents fiction to celebrate and illuminate the holiday season — moving tales of discovery and reconciliation, the persistence of hope and the promise of undimmed light. This year’s program features “Finding

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Need a good book?

Need a Good Book?

Think of Goodreads as a social library (or bookstore). It’s a social networking site where book lovers can go, see what their friends are reading, post reviews, and make lists of books to read in the future. You can now

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