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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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The best of the best

Senior Luke Romick accepts The Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

It’s not every day that an NCAA Division III athlete captures a national trophy from a field filled with Division I players – but that’s just what Luke Romick ’16 did when he won the highest service honor in all

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Rewarding awards

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There are some moments in college you never forget — the first time you bond with your roommate; the class that made you fall in love with your major; an exceptional performance on the field or stage; the list can

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Rally for “the race”

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The longest race in college swimming is the 1,650-yard freestyle— aka the mile. It’s a grueling race that can test the will of even the most soundly trained athletes. As tough as that event may be, it’s not what Denison

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Written By: Craig Hicks

Follow the leaders

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Each year as seniors enter the last half of their last semester, the faint sound of ceremonial marching music growing closer, Denison pauses to recognize those who have made lasting impacts on campus. The Distinguished Leadership Award is bestowed upon

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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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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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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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Denison proud

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Even with mounting anxiety over year-end exams and summer plans, Denison students can always count on one spring afternoon where the focus isn’t on the future but the past, and everything that they, their peers, and their professors have accomplished.

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Most distinguished

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As Laurel Kennedy, vice president for student development, presented a Distinguished Leadership Award to Lauren Adejumo ’15 last week, she cited Adejumo’s campus contributions in the form of work for the admissions office, as president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority,

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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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The most wonderful time of the year

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It’s a scene that plays out every year, but the annual Academic Awards Convocation never seems to lose the excitement that surrounds it: Students, faculty, staff, and trustees making their way into Swasey; the student performances (this year from the

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They came. They saw. They led.

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Of the Class of 2014’s 526 students, 20 were awarded Denison’s Distinguished Leadership Award, an honor recognizing a small but powerful group of seniors who have made a lasting impact in their academic and extracurricular involvements during their time at

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Habits of mind — and heart

Habits of Mind—and Heart

It was a busy day on campus on Friday, April 19, with lots of special guests in prospective students and members of the Board of Trustees, but for one hour during the afternoon, it was all about the achievement of

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Blossoming artist

Chelsea Flowers '13

UPDATE: (April 3, 2013) Congratulations to Chelsea for winning this year’s “People’s Choice Award” at the AICOU Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts event held today at Denison — a well-deserved recognition! Senior Chelsea Flowers has something extra special to

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Lauding leadership

Honoring Leadership

Every year, Denison recognizes a group of graduating seniors who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the college through their involvement in student 
organizations, in co-curricular activities, on the residential education staff, and as scholars, artists and athletes. At

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And the winners are …

And the winners are ...

When we asked the Denison community to take the Fall 2012 issue of Denison Magazine, which included a nearly all-white cover, and create their own design, they responded with creativity and courage—which was just what we were hoping for. Some

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Sweet charity & medieval guilt

Sweet Charity & Medieval Guilt

Adam Davis is a historian whose research causes him to straddle centuries on a daily basis. Now, the associate professor has received a yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to dig deeper into the 12th and 13th

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Awards season

Awards Season

We’ve always known that President Knobel is pretty exceptional. As he entered the final autumn season of his tenure at Denison, all kinds of other people came out of the woodwork to let us know how special they think he

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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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Ebaugh’s golden

We Got The Gold

Denison was just recognized with the gold rating for the renovation and expansion of Ebaugh Laboratories, a project that was completed last year. In 2008, Denison made a major commitment to the environment: All new campus construction from that point

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Manipulating reality

Manipulating Reality

Film has always been in Gus Péwé’s life. Ask him a line from “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and he can recite it.  In fact, that was his first film—sort of. “I was 3 or 4 and writing a sequel to ‘Pee-wee’s

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Faith in chemistry

Faith In Chemistry

Faith Simunyu ’13, a biochemistry major, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the UNCF Merck Science Initiative and will receive $25,000 toward her college costs. Additionally, she will be a paid intern for 10 to 12 weeks at a

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The people’s choice

The People's Choice

The people have spoken. Brittany Kunkel has just won the People’s Choice Award, an exclusive recognition conferred during this year’s AICUO Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts. A senior from Yardley, Pa., Kunkel was one of 19 top artists

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‘The best in teaching and learning’

'The Best In Teaching And Learning'

Academic Awards Convocation always gets us. Maybe it’s the springtime stroll along Chapel Walk to Swasey, with bells tolling brightly. Or maybe it’s the weather, which by some meteorological happenstance tends to be extra shiny for this particular event. Or

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The thoughtful generalist

The Thoughtful Generalist

You already know this: librarians are sort of superheroes. They’re information experts. They’re teachers, researchers, finders, keepers, creators, digitizers, organizers, troubleshooters and info literacy specialists. They know tons, and what they don’t know, they know how to find out. Ours

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Home is where the heart is

Home Is Where The Heart Is

This is a story that started when Makorobondo Kamongwa Salukombo ’12 was forced by war to flee his childhood home in the Democratic Republic of Congo when he was 12 years old. “Dee,” as we’ve all come to know him,

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Senior sensations

Distinguished Denisonians

Last week, 25 outstanding Denison seniors were recognized for their achievements in leadership. The Distinguished Leadership Awards are presented annually to graduating seniors, recognizing their extraordinary commitment to excellence and leadership, as well as their dedication to Denison and surrounding

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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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Cross-cultural understanding

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Tory Scott ’15 led an extraordinary life even before she landed on the Hill this fall. The first-year student is just back from earning her international high school baccalaureate in Flekke, Norway. She is modest about the two years she spent

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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 power of poetry

The Power Of Poetry

To describe David Baker as a poet is a bit like calling the Mississippi a river. Yes, the basic description is accurate, but it only skims the surface. Baker, a professor of English, has just been awarded the coveted Theodore

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UnDENiable

A fervent DEN reader

This month, our baby celebrates its very first birthday. To show how time flies, consider this: last August, TheDEN reported on major construction just beginning in earnest at Ebaugh Labs. Last week, we gave you a video tour of the

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Monkeying with molecular motors

Monkeying With Molecular Motors

Riina Tehver is into motors – but not the kind that go vroom-vroom. She’s a biophysicist who’s looking at some of the protein motors that work inside organic cells to transport necessary organelles and chemicals to different parts of the

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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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Scholarship in far-away places

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Joining a long list of previous Denison scholars, eight students will dot the globe in the coming months, having earned competitive international scholarships to teach and conduct research in an assortment of academic areas. Backed by the Gilpatrick Center for

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Four years in the making

Four Years In The Making

It’s Friday afternoon. The sun’s shining brightly as students, mostly seniors, head for Swasey Chapel. There’s a buzz in the air with members of the Class of 2011 wondering who might receive an award. Professors, administrators and members of the

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Making peace

Making Peace

Sibylle Freiermuth and Megan Keaveney just won $10,000 — but these seniors are not going to Disney World. Instead, they’re headed to India this summer with a goal of empowering women who live in the slums of Mumbai. The $10,000

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One treed hill

One Treed Hill

Denisonians already know this, but we’ll say it anyway: this hilltop campus is a lovely, leafy, woodsy place. And now it’s official, because the Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Denison its Tree Campus USA distinction. The Tree Campus USA program

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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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UPC wins awards

FROM LEFT: JOSEPH WINEGARDNER ’12 (BREMEN, OHIO), STEPHANIE FOIS ’12 (MAMARONECK, N.Y.), GARY FLEISNER ’13 (MCDONALD, PA.), TALI LEKORENOS ’13 (CONCORD, MASS.), MICHAEL CHUNG ’13 (CHELSEA, MASS.) AND MICHAEL IVY ’13 (CHICAGO).

Sitting on a comfy couch on the second floor of Slayter Hall, Stephanie Fois ’12 (Mamaroneck, NY) practically glows with excitement after her recent trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., on behalf of the University Programming Council (UPC). There, she and

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DU + MathFest = Awards

Mathfest

Not too long ago, 10 Denison students headed to Pittsburgh for MathFest 2010, a national conference for numbers junkies. They walked away with five awards for their presentations. That’s a 50 percent success rate, at least according to our calculations. The

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