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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“Feels great to be on a menu. It’s been a dream of mine since my first sandwich (shout out to Mom!)…” says Tom Krieger ’15 as he bites into his eponymous chicken avocado melt, The Krieger. “This is going on

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography

Seasonal scenes

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In the days leading up to the end of the fall semester, everyone navigates the yin and yang of the season. On the one hand: the parties and decorations and all the festivities. And on the other hand: finals. Now

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Photo Credits: Charlie Hoffman '18, Jenny Kim '16, Timothy Black

American pie

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  Pies: rows and rows of apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies decorated the dining halls this past Tuesday as students gathered over plates stacked high with turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans during Bon Appétit’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. In line

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From farm to fork

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On Tuesday, September 24, Denison’s food service provider, Bon Appetit, presented chefs and diners alike with the 10th annual Eat Local Challenge. Lunch in Denison’s dining halls only used food grown within a 150-mile radius of campus. Not only did

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Eat it up

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Denison’s dining halls hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner last week, just to get everyone in the spirit. Curtis and Huffman welcomed students, faculty, and staff to a traditional “family meal” of unlimited turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. It was Denison’s first Thanksgiving

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14

Preserving a landmark

Preserving A Landmark

Denison has announced that it will purchase the much-beloved Granville Inn. The Board of Trustees has been researching options related to the historic property since it was listed for sale and then placed in receivership last year. The goal was

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So, what’s new?

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Yesterday upperclass students could be seen hauling lamps and clothes and dishes and shoes into their new rooms and apartments. The line at the bookstore was growing by the minute. And faculty were busily getting ready for the start of

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Waiting for Huffman

Huffman Hall

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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A little boost for the Roost

A Little Boost for the Roost

Paintbrushes were flying as a student-led group of volunteers called Boost the Roost went into action on Slayter’s third floor during early August, with students, faculty, and staff giving the hangout a bright new look. In addition to the paint

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Photo Credits: Tori Couch '13

Room in the inns

The Granville Inn

Through the years, Denisonians have crossed the thresholds of the Buxton and Granville inns for admissions visits, graduations, reunions, and more than a few weddings, not to mention a sizable number of friendly meals. Now, both inns are looking for

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It’s what’s for dinner

It's What's for Dinner

It’s an unusual sight in the middle of a farm field. These chefs, white hats and all, are walking walk up a hillside in Muskingum County, just east of here. They’ve come to see the tomatoes, corn, zucchini, peppers and

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The good grub in Granville

The Good Grub In Granville

Earlier this year, TheDEN reported that two classic Broadway restaurants, the Aladdin and Victoria’s Parlour, were closing for business. But that doesn’t mean students, villagers, and visitors have gone hungry. On the contrary, from breakfast to dinner, the Granville scene

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Written By: Olivia Combe

Talk about eating local

Manny Horsford '13, Anna Farrell '13, and Nicki Jimenez '12 dig a permanent home outside Curtis Hall for one of the cherry trees planted on Monday. Matt Dunn, marketing manager for Sodexo, and Jeremy King, Denison’s sustainability coordinator, provided the trees, a couple of shovels, and some digging assistance.

Mother Nature seems to have a tough time when it comes to making up her mind in April and May. One Ohio morning can be cool and crisp and reminiscent of fall, while the next can start with sunshine and

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Whole hog for local farming

Bill Clapp (second human from right), district manager for the Sodexo foodservices company that serves Denison, pictured at the Knox County Fair in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Shortly after Bill Clapp purchased a hog from a 4-H student at the Knox County Fair, he got a thank you note from Kyle Pae, the young farmer who raised him. “Thank you Denison University Sodexo for buying my 2010

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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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