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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They’re off!

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Though it was spitting rain and a bit chilly, nothing could stop the Class of 2016 as its members made their way into the Mitchell Center to accept their diplomas and count themselves among the Denison alumni ranks. The ceremony

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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

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The Class of 2016 is officially on its way to accomplish great things. Denison celebrated its 175th Commencement ceremony today with plenty of cheering, cap tossing, and even a giant inflatable piece of pizza. Curious? Check back on Monday for

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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

Drops in the bucket

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    A bucket can’t hold all the experiences of college, or all the opportunities left untried, even after four years of striving like crazy to do it all. The underclassmen who finished exams this past week have now left

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Ready for what’s next

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] Josh Goldman ’14 knows what it’s like. He’s been there when family and friends have asked that dreaded question: “What are you going to do now?” And he shared his anxieties and hope for the future 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

Let the mortarboards fly

Commencement 2013

[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”]At the college’s 172nd annual Commencement exercises on Sunday (May 12), Melanie Stolp ’13, in the Senior Class Address, brought up her feelings about Denison’s Big Red Buzzard prior to her start at Denison as a first-year student

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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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The end of the Knobel era

The End of the Knobel Era

Springtime at Denison is a time for farewells, as students finish required papers and take final exams, while seniors prepare for Commencement and life after college. This spring, Denisonians also are saying goodbye to the college’s 19th president, Dale T.

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15 and Kurt Hickman

‘Make it count’

'Make It Count'

A steady drizzle may have been falling outside the doors of the Mitchell Center, but indoors the atmosphere was anything but damp, as smiling graduates, beaming parents and delighted faculty and friends celebrated the graduation of the 513 members of

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Just can’t say enough about Dee

Just Can't Say Enough About Dee

The Columbus Dispatch is talking about Makorobondo Kamongwa “Dee” Salukombo ’12 again, and we wanted to make sure everyone had the chance to read sportswriter Rob Oller’s story that was published, not coincidentally, on the day of Denison’s commencement. Dee

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Doctor, teacher, difference maker

Doctor, Speaker, Difference Maker

This year’s commencement speaker is the kind of person who changes lives—in fact she helps make life possible for thousands of people both here in the United States and around the world. Ellen Gould Chadwick ’75 is a doctor, teacher

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The things they’ll carry

Mark Heckmann '11

We officially said goodbye to the Class of 2011 last Sunday during Denison’s 170th Commencement. The ceremony ended just before 3:30 p.m., and by 7:00, most of the new graduates had packed up their cars and headed out into the

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Written By: Manny Horsford '13

‘You are going to love it’

You're Going to Love It

Denison’s Class of 2011 wasn’t on the good side of the weather gods on May 15, 2011, but that didn’t stop the graduates from having a memorable Commencement in the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center. President Knobel made the tough

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A moment to look back … and celebrate

A Moment To Look Back And Celebrate

In late April, the Class of 2011 Posse scholars gathered with friends, faculty, and representatives from the Posse Foundation for the annual Posse Scholars Senior Recognition Ceremony. The event allows faculty members and students to reflect on the scholars’ time

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David Bayley ’55 to speak at 170th Commencement

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Final exams have all been taken, and research papers and creative projects have been completed and submitted. Now, the campus is abuzz with last-minute preparations and activity in anticipation of the college’s 170th Commencement Exercises. The graduation ceremony for 478

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