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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T-shirted Shakespeare


Marking this year’s 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the library and the departments of English and theatre hosted a gathering in the Doane library atrium last week. In addition to celebrating Shakespeare’s work and enjoying traditional English fare of scones,

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17
Photo Credits: Nelson Dow '16

Crossing paths


We’re all social beings, and during the course of most days we find ourselves drawn to certain places where we know or sense we might find other people. Ecological psychologist Harry Heft sees something more critical than sociability in this

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Peace, love & potato salad


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

Opening act


In February, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation held its annual event to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Usually, Nationwide Arena is the place to catch big shows — Bruce Springsteen, Cher, and Katy Perry will be coming in the

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Photo Credits: Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

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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Photo Credits: Columbus Museum of Art

Lessons from the pizza line

Lessons From The Pizza Line

Joel Diaz and Ethan White didn’t think much of it when they grabbed each others’ hands and huddled together in the December cold while waiting in line for pizza at Mikey’s Late Night Slice in Columbus. They were in the

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Photo Credits: Mikey's Late Night Slice

Columbus in color

Columbus In Color

If you’re planning a stay at the new Hilton in downtown Columbus anytime soon, be sure to look up when checking in. There, above the front desk, you’ll find a new work called “Skyline” by Christian Faur, Denison’s director of

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You are special (and you are not alone)

You Are Special (and You Are Not Alone)

After graduation ceremonies this spring, Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 didn’t have much time to relax and rest on her laurels. The studio arts and communication double major was booked by the Roy G. Biv gallery in Columbus to take part in a

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Xiaoshi "Vivian" Qin '12

A day in the life…at the Statehouse

A Day In The Life

My alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., with Katy Perry blasting in my ear. It’s a challenge, trying not to wake my roommates while figuring out what to wear—something professional but not stuffy—for a very unusual day. I settle on

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Written By: Amy Lyon '11

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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Making refugees feel at home

Helping Refugees In Ohio

Erik Singh, a senior from Pemberville, Ohio, likes to help people to settle in. He became involved in the plight of the Somali population in central Ohio two years ago when he joined the Denison chapter of the Roosevelt Institute,

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