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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The force awakens — in Granville

The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII appears in theaters today, and Denison Professor of Music, Ching-chu Hu, together with the college’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, couldn’t help but bring the next generation of young Padawans on the fan wagon. The holiday performance of Denison’s

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Quality time

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Last Tuesday, members of Denison’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, could be seen unloading their bags and instruments and walking into the fine arts guest house at the bottom of the main drag, their retreat for four days while working with students and

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Ghouls of Granville

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Walking up Summit Street to Dr. Baker’s house, crowds were beginning to gather: Chewbaccas, Elsas, Harry Potters. . . from zombie blood and gore to innocent pop culture and princesses. As an international student from India, Halloween in America has

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

This is it

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Of all the seasons, autumn’s the one. Those visiting here for the first time, if they’re lucky enough to drive up the hill on a fine October day, are overwhelmed by the clarity of the light and color and the

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‘Capture a fear’

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Standing at the corner of Broadway and Prospect Street, Javier Rodriguez ’16 was faced with a decision. Holding his camera, he stared at the Granville village residents mingling outside of the quaint storefronts. They were the strangers he came to

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That was then … this is now

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There wasn’t much technology at Denison except for typewriters. Fraternities dominated campus social life. Women’s lives were restricted — they had 10 p.m. curfews and weren’t allowed to wear pants to class. Men had more privileges, but they also had

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Farewell to a legend

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One story goes like this: Coach Ted Barclay and the men’s golf team were gearing up for a tournament, but the guys hadn’t had a chance to eat on the trip and were hungry. Barclay asked the golfers what they

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Happy holidays

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It’s that time of year when things start to feel all warm and fuzzy — after the stress of finals and papers, of course. Denison and the Granville area actually have been getting into the spirit for most of December with

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Found lives

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Co-creator of Found magazine, Jason Bitner, already had a well-trained eye for curiosities when he walked into B&J’s American Cafe in LaPorte, Ind. Taped to the coffeemaker, the pie case, and all through the diner were vintage studio portraits —

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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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Eagle eyes

Look closely! The eaglet that lives in a local nest tends to be a little camera shy.

We admit to feeling a little sad last year when we had to report that the bald eagles’ nest just west of Granville had failed. That’s a nice way of saying that any eaglets born in that nest had died

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Photo Credits: Cindy Lowery

‘I Love Granville’

I Love Granville

[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”]When senior Alanna Kaiser joined the newly minted Sustainability Fellows this fall, she had no idea that part of her job would be to work closely with the Granville community to promote local buying. The project is called

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The (Not So) Abominable Snowman

The (Not So) Abominable Snowman

It may be spring on the calendar, but the snow is still falling in Granville. A winter storm rolled through last night, and some enterprising Denison students built this giant snowman outside Olin. Dan Gibson, Denison physics professor, estimates the

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For the village pedalers

For The Village Pedalers

If you’re not looking for it, you might just miss the entrance to the Thomas J. Evans Trail in Granville (a.k.a. the Granville Bike Path). Tucked just behind Granville Milling on one side and the old train station on the

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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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A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom

A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom

As the news of Don Schilling’s retirement has spread throughout Denisonia, thousands of former students have had fair cause to recall ways the (now) professor emeritus of history challenged and shaped their minds—and not just with regard to modern European

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A meeting of historical minds

A Meeting Of Historical Minds

Earlier this month, when President Dale Knobel spoke to Tony Lisska’s class, “The History of Granville: A Narrative of Migrations,” the president joked that he was there to check up on the philosophy professor because, Lisska was “practicing history without

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Granville: the place to be

Granville: The Place To Be

We sure think Granville is a lovely place, but apparently, the editors of Midwest Living magazine think so, too. Even in the dead of winter. The magazine sent a writer to visit the village after receiving a letter from one

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Granville’s beginnings

Granville's Beginnings

The origin of our little village is the subject a new book by Assistant Professor of Communication Bill Kirkpatrick. The Founding of Granville, Ohio, which is the first book in a series from the Granville Historical Society, delivers a fascinating

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Great folks and great folk music

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It’s 9:45 on a cold, wintery Wednesday morning at Denison. And as it is every Wednesday, Slayter Hall, the campus student union, is swaying to the rhythm of bluegrass. The music is emanating from the lower level of the snack

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City sidewalks

City Sidewalks

It hasn’t been a big year for snow so far in this part of the country, but the lights twinkling up and down the streets lend a festive air to our little village. Here’s our version of city lights, as

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Home for the holidays

Home For The Holidays

Perhaps nothing better symbolizes the strong connection between Denison’s hilltop campus and the Village of Granville than Monomoy Place, situated near the center of town. And right now, the historic home is all dressed up for the holidays. With paintings

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Preserving Spring Valley

Preserving Spring Valley

Like most places, the history of this area is partly tied to its water resources. When someone asks you where Denison is, you probably say “east of Columbus,” or possibly, to people who know the state a bit, “in Granville.”

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Photo Credits: Top: Jacqueline Pelasky. Bottom: Charles R. Moor Photography.

Granville on holiday

Granville On Holiday

So what goes on at Denison over the Fourth of July? Not much, but … Although the college closes for the long weekend, that’s not to say that there’s nothing going on down the hill in Granville. By contrast, our

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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

An ice-cold good deed

This Good Deed Is 'Cool'

Put on your skates and look up. True, the ceiling isn’t normally the first thing you consider in an ice arena, but the fact is, it matters almost as much as the ice. This week construction on a new ceiling

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Caterpillar found in library divvied up and eaten

Caterpiller Found In Library Divvied Up And Eaten

Every year on April 1, Doane Library hosts Books To Eat, and we all start thinking about books in a whole new way. At the heart of the festival is a friendly competition, in which contestants from campus and from

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An educated conversation

An Educated Conversation

Most of us had that special teacher early on in our lives, the one who made learning feel easy, even fun. For Jerome Price ’12, a black studies and history major from Rahway, N.J., it was his first-grade teacher, Mr.

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48 hours to serve

48 Hours To Serve

The tasks were a secret. That’s how the 48-hour Service Challenge works. You just show up, ready and willing, take your assignment, and get busy. Collect blankets, books, money, school supplies and warm clothing. Prepare a community meal. Teach school

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Photo Credits: Allie Colina '14

In search of song

Anne Grimes’ Greatest Hits

Perhaps you remember Anne Grimes just for her presence in Granville. Before she died at 91 in 2004, she had lived in the village for about 30 years, hosting scores of students in her home, and she was married to

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Written By: Olivia Combe

Landmark diner closes

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New Year’s Eve brings glad tidings, bright hopes for a shiny new year—and the end of an era? Granville is still a lively little village, but there are a few changes afoot. Not only did Victoria’s Parlour close earlier this

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Candlelight collaboration

Candlelight Collaboration

Each year, on a Saturday evening in early December, the Candlelight Walking Tour transforms the Village of Granville into the sort of magical holiday scene that you find in storybooks. The streets are lined with Christmas trees, and luminaria brighten

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Denison in the Blogosphere (11/29/10)

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We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum switching gears mid-career and another penning a heartfelt

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Denison in the Blogosphere (9/23/10)

Denison in the Blogosphere

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got Nora the Explora, Denison/Granville getting props from The Cleve, and

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