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

Meet the new class


Every January brings the start of the spring semester, snow, and a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who make the final decision to award tenure to a crop of eligible associate professors. In a small busy community that’s constantly

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The inside scoop: our new Global Commerce major


It’s not every day that Denison announces a new major, but after much faculty research, deliberation and diligence, the global commerce major has been added to Denison’s roster. Global commerce is an exciting new major that gives students an opportunity

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Summer research digs deep


    It’s something you’ve heard a lot about once you’ve been at Denison for a semester or two: how different life is during the summer; how nice it is to share campus with only a fraction of the student

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Written By: Antrim Ross '16

Fact vs. fiction


When it comes to solving national and international problems, researchers often must ask: Is this something that can actually be fixed? Because, let’s face it, we would all love to live in a world where nobody gets sick, hurricanes never

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

National treasure


During a ceremony at the White House on July 10, Denison alumnus William G. Bowen ’55, president emeritus of both Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. Bowen’s son,

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Photo Credits: Chuck Zovko, Zovko Photographic for Lafayette College; The White House

Brand new Browns

Brand New Browns

Take heart, Cleveland Browns fans. Today, NFL owners unanimously voted to approve Jimmy Haslam as the team’s new owner and, in the wake of a 1-5 start, the long-suffering team is making some big changes. As their first step, they’re

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Photo Credits: clevelandbrowns.com

Keynes in context

Keynes In Context

Last fall, Brad Bateman, Denison’s provost and a professor of economics, and Roger Backhouse, an economic historian at the University of Birmingham in England, published an op-ed in the New York Times, calling out the folly of fellow economists, especially

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‘A downgrade in confidence’


Denison Trustee Lee Sachs ’85 has an idea or two about economic policy. The co-founder and CEO of the financial services firm Alliance Partners and a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, he is often looked to for insights and understanding.

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The folly of ‘dentistry’ economics

The folly of dentistry economics

Brad Bateman, provost and a professor of economics, is regarded as one of today’s foremost scholars on the highly influential but somewhat misunderstood economist John Meynard Keynes. It was Keynes, some claim, whose ideas saved capitalism and fought back the

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‘I Want to Look American!’

I Want To Look American

Q & A with Summer Scholar Taiyangzhi “Rebecca” Zhou ’13: What’s the title of your research? “‘I Want to Look American!’ Analysis of American Fashion Industry and its Future in China.” What’s the story behind the idea? I’ve always enjoyed fashion

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Remembering Mark Haines

Mark Haines (1946-2011)

Veteran journalist and CNBC anchor Mark Haines ’68 died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at his home. He was 65 years old. Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC, said Haines will be deeply missed. “With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview

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You think our hill is steep?

You Think Our Hill Is Steep?

The view from atop Mount Kilimanjaro is gorgeous, and, hey, so is that sweatshirt. Frederick Devin Talbot ’09 made the big hike in Tanzania in February, while taking a bit of vacation from his gig teaching English in the French

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Commodities in an uncertain economy

Commodities in an Uncertain Economy

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com As businesses all over the world emerge from a February that saw political unrest and turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East, March is creating even more economic uncertainty. The price of oil

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Islamic economics & the Iranian Revolution

Sohrab Behdad, professor of economics

Economics professor Sohrab Behdad recently appeared on Amsterdam’s Radio Zamaneh to discuss the recent history of Iran’s economy. Behdad, the co-author of Class and Labor in Iran: Did the Revolution Matter?, discussed the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the subsequent

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‘Food security is no joke’

Fadhel Kaboub, assistant professor of economics

Fadhel Kaboub, economics professor here on the Hill, was compelled to respond to a recent article in London’s Financial Times, which has a print circulation of more than half a million worldwide, addressing the causes of rising food prices. Global

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Where ‘more’ isn’t always better

Rachel Mattingly '11 discusses her research at the recent summer scholars poster presentation.

At first glance, Buddhism and economic development might not be words that automatically go together, but as you speak with Rachel Mattingly ’11, the fog slowly clears. Mattingly, who is from Avon, Ind., began researching the Buddhist perspective on human

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Amber, aliens & the American diaspora

Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Curtis Veggie, on the West Quad, is typically the place for special banquets. But on this particular September day, the menu was philosophy and political science, anthropology and art, economics and English, as scores of 2010 Summer Scholars served up

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