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

Blog Archives

What did you do this summer?

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This summer, while awesome Denison students were teaching in Costa Rica, dancing in New York, learning about marketing in Senegal, and thinking about urban planning in Boston, life continued on campus. Summer scholars partnered with faculty on their research projects,

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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

Our driveway

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Fletcher O. Marsh was a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Denison for 21 years, and at one point, he was the president for a brief period after Samson Talbot’s death in 1873. But he was an engineer at

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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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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

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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Waiting for Huffman

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When Huffman Hall was built in 1960 as a residence and dining hall, students happily filed through cafeteria lines with their trays, loading up on meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and other food like Grandma used to make. More than 50 years

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Water world

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During the last weekend in September, Denison pulled out all the stops for Big Red Weekend, with picture-perfect autumn weather featuring bright blue skies and puffy white clouds—and with the introduction of alumni, families and friends to the Trumbull Aquatics

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Bricks and mortar

Bricks and Mortar

During this brief pause between classes and Commencement, we thought we’d check in on Mitchell and Chamberlin, where the facilities team is hard at work, and construction and renovation projects are coming along beautifully. “Both are still right on schedule

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Celebrating science

Celebrating Science

A crowd of chilly but very happy Denisonians gathered on campus Friday afternoon for the re-dedication of the newly renovated and expanded Ebaugh Laboratories, and even the brisk autumn breeze was no match for the depth of pride in our

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Who needs a roof?

Here's some pretty proof that the new natatorium project is coming right along—water! Even in advance of having four walls and a roof, they recently conducted testing for the water-tightness of the pool. (It passed.) We'll have another big milestone later this month when the steel structure of the building starts to go up around it. And the project is right on schedule to open in time for the fall 2012 semester.

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Bringing science to the light

Bringing Science To The Light

So you want to jump inside the middle of a virtual molecule? We’ve got that. It’s immersive learning technology, and it’s just one element of what’s happening in Ebaugh Labs, where everything old is brand spanking new again. And it’s

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What’s cooking at Ebaugh?

What's cooking at Ebaugh?

Brick by brick, the exterior walls of the Ebaugh Laboratories’ renovation, including an expansion of 19,000 square feet, are going up—right on schedule. Art Chonko, director of facilities, says progress on the chemistry and biochemistry building’s interior is happening fast,

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When is a green swimming pool a good thing?

When a Green Pool is Something to Strive for...

At the risk of patting ourselves on the back, we’re going to go ahead and pat ourselves on the back. The ground is cold and hard, but construction crews continue to make progress on the expansion and renovation of the

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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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Breaking new ground for the Big Red

Breaking New Ground for the Big Red

Denison University has broken ground on a $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center. “This is a project that has been long in planning, and we’re excited to see it now underway,” says Denison President

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Photo Credits: © Hastings & Chivetta Architects

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

While students were away working summer internships and jobs, traveling near and far, and, we hope, catching a little R & R, Denison’s campus was undergoing more than the normal amount of summertime changes. Here’s a quick look at some

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