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

Do it yourself

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It all started with Harry Potter, a singing Harry Potter to be specific. Emma Miller ’16 had just watched A Very Potter Musical, the lyrical parody of J.K. Rowling’s magical series, when a sudden urge struck her: “How can I

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What is . . . “Jeopardy!” ??

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, you might have detected a subtle but familiar sight on Jeopardy! – Swasey Chapel, dotting a red silk necktie. Senior Dylan Parson of Slippery Rock, Pa. represented the Big Red for a four-day streak (winning three games) on

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Photo Credits: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Start them up

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Jennifer Garner ’94 once told David Letterman that, as an undergrad at Denison, she sneaked into the theatre department’s costume shop with a friend and used the sewing machines to make “scrunchies” (for those of you under the age of

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Inspired to reimagine

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Blurred highway lights, a train, a city, a windmill, and farmland flashed on the screen in rhythmic sequences. The images accompanied the live music performed in Slayter’s new third floor venue (The Nest) by Denison’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, as their response

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Most distinguished

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As Laurel Kennedy, vice president for student development, presented a Distinguished Leadership Award to Lauren Adejumo ’15 last week, she cited Adejumo’s campus contributions in the form of work for the admissions office, as president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority,

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A mover and a shaker

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From his basement dorm room in Crawford Hall, the founder and CEO of E3 Kinetics, Inc. locks the door and answers the phone in a calm voice as he paces the floor: “This is Edward Bailey.” It’s business as usual

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Written By: Laura Carr '17

Start Them Up

Project Startup

A group of Denison students and a few faculty members toured Newark not long ago to have a look at one of the communities right next door, and all the pockets of social entrepreneurship that have sprung up there in

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Inside perspectives

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It was 4:30 in the morning and the alarm wouldn’t stop. It was June 4 and time for this year’s 17 Organizational Studies (OS) Summer Session students to start their day (in suits and skirts, no less). At least, this

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14

Heeding your call

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In David Howitt’s office in Portland, Ore., hangs a framed letter from a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Starbucks. The lawyer had met with Howitt and his wife Heather, slid them a piece of paper with a very large number

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A day of thought and inspiration

A Day of Thought and Inspiration

Students, faculty, and community members engaged in conversation over cups of warm coffee and Bon Appétit’s famous brownies last Saturday (March 1) in the echoing lobby of Herrick Hall Auditorium. This conversational interlude was a “break” from the four hours

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Tim Black

Ideas worth spreading

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On Saturday (March 1), the Denison community will gather for its first TEDxDenisonU event, an independent TED Talk experience hosted by President Adam Weinberg and sponsored by the Spectrum Series and the Denison University Entrepreneurship Program. The popularity of TED

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15

A shark bites

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It was a tense few moments on the set of ABC’s “Shark Tank” for siblings Berry Wanless ’99 and Betsy Johnson and for their business, SwimZip, a line of nearly full-coverage bathing suits for kids, complete with zipper for easy

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Disney

A soldier in the poverty war

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For generations, Robert Caldwell ’82 says fighting urban poverty in America meant providing relief in the form of food, clothing, and medical support to the poor. That’s how he used to think about it too. But after a few years

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Written By: Dan Morrell
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Dreams can come true

A Denison student discusses her work with eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter, who presented "Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice" in Swasey last night as part of the Spectrum Series.

Allie Vugrincic’s hopes were dashed initially when she discovered that this year’s campus-wide theme would center around “real utopias.” “I was disappointed,” explained the first-year student from Warren, Ohio. “I like the idea of utopias, but I don’t believe they can

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14
Photo Credits: Tim Black

It starts with an idea

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A couple of Denison students have an idea. It has to do with a run-down and abandoned building in Newark, Ohio, and the impact it could have on the economy of a city in need. Is it an idea that

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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Congratulations are in order for recent Denison graduate Alex Parker ’12 of Prospect, Ky., who won a piece of last week’s record-setting Powerball drawing. Although Parker didn’t win the big jackpot, he didn’t fare too poorly either, taking home a

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Video Credits: The Courier-Journal

You can grow a garden, too

You Can Grow A Garden, Too

Maybe you don’t know arugula from a hole in the ground, but Brad Halm ’02 and Colin McCrate ’00 believe you can grow your own food, and they’ve written a book to help you get it done. It’s called Food

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Start something that matters

Start Something That Matters

I wanted to start something that mattered. Don’t we all? I wanted to start something that would encourage students to see how their needs can positively impact the lives of others, especially those in need. So, I looked to a

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12

The $10,000 question

Members of last year’s Venture Philanthropy Club helped to curb the abuse of prescription drugs in Licking County. From left: professor and club advisor Fadhel Kaboub, Zack Goldman ’11, Ellie Thompson ’11, Peter Hurford ’14, Josh Goldman ’14, Corey Ackerman ’11, Mary Kimberly ’11, Lydia Boote ’11, and Rachel Mattingly ’11.

The leading cause of accidental death in Ohio is prescription drug abuse. The incident rate is higher than automobile accidents, the leading accidental killer in the United States. And the thing about the disease is the ease with which an

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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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Summer is no time for a break

Summer Is No Time For A Break

Eight Denison students gathered in the lecture hall in the Burton D. Morgan Center and studied a giant screen that revealed the inner workings of a research lab at the Owens Corning Science and Technology Center in Granville. The Fortune

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Liberal arts grads who mean business

Liberal Arts Grads Who Mean Business

For most students, winter break was a time to relax and recharge. But for some aspiring entrepreneurs, the week before classes resumed in January was a time to work in the salt mines. Well, they weren’t “salt mines” so much

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

Make it happen

Make It Happen

So you want to change the world. How do you take your next step? Denison students are exploring the answers this week, during a six-day social entrepreneurship workshop called “Make It Happen,” which is offered by Denison’s Burton D. Morgan

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