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

Geo-thriller

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As a hydrogeologist, Sam Marquis ’83 uncovers the histories of interlayered rock strata. As a best-selling author, multi-layered plots are at the heart of his thrillers. For more than twenty-five years, Marquis has worked as an environmental consultant and expert

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Outside the box

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There’s always the creative process underlying any piece of artwork — a sculpture, a photograph, a painting — but Sheilah Wilson, assistant professor of art, wanted students in her Intermediate Photography class to think about the practicality of it all.

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Photo Credits: Graham Gettel '15, Devin Compan '15, Nora Victoroff '15, Holly Hamlin '15, Logan Floyd '16, Javier Rodriguez '16, Charlie Hoffman '18, Jonathan Vega '15, Rebecca Nisenbaum'16, Emma Reasoner '15

History lesson

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During a moving performance last week, a student stood on the stage in the Roost and began to reenact a horrific aspect of American history. He handed out “color” cards to classify the human beings in front of him based

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Written By: Hung Tran ’15
Photo Credits: Hung Tran ’15

Professors of the future

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At a recent faculty meeting, Provost Kim Coplin announced the eight faculty members who have received tenure this year. The professors represent a diverse group of academic disciplines including political science, English, history, economics, communication, philosophy, international studies, religion, women’s

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14 and Ginny Sharkey '83

Change starts here

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It made sense to have Adam Weinberg give the welcoming address at this year’s GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference, not simply because he is Denison’s president and the conference was held on the DU campus, but also because of

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Photo Credits: Mark Anthony Arceño, Patrick Smith

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Kennedys in Dallas 1963

One of the privileges of living as long as some of us have is that you get to witness a respectable amount of history. I have clear personal memories of Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off home run to win the 1960 World

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Written By: Keith McWalter ’71
Photo Credits: Library of Congress; Getty Images/Carl Mydans

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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The case for love

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On June 12, 2005, Lauren Araiza’s now husband proposed to her while hiking near Lake Tahoe. But the date wasn’t random, in fact, it had great significance for Araiza, and her soon-to-be husband knew it. On June 12, 1967, Chief

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Photo Credits: Bettmann/CORBIS

Sweet charity & medieval guilt

Sweet Charity & Medieval Guilt

Adam Davis is a historian whose research causes him to straddle centuries on a daily basis. Now, the associate professor has received a yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to dig deeper into the 12th and 13th

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Dressed in time

Dressed In Time

Not many know that Denison is home to a unique collection of hundreds of historical fashion garments from the 1830s through the 1970s, and the collection recently has been organized and digitized, which allows online access not only to students

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Written By: Debbie Gillum ’14

In thanks

In Thanks

This is the story of an unassuming and beloved Denison professor emeritus who probably wouldn’t call himself a war hero, but we will. Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Andrew Sterrett graduated from high school in 1942 with the nation

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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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Tales from the bottom

Tales From The Bottom

The new issue of Denison Magazine is arriving at homes all over the country next week, so we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek. Here’s an excerpt from one of our feature stories, written by Linda Vaccariello, executive

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Photo Credits: Kentucky Historical Society

An inside look at history

An Insider's Look At History

In 1968, nine officers in Orangeburg, S.C., fired into a crowd protesting continued segregation in the community. The incident, known as the Orangeburg Massacre, is the subject of a newly definitive book, “Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a

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Feeling lucky?

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There’s no practical reason to keep that old baseball cap around, except that it’s your good luck charm. If you feel silly, though, you’re not alone. As a human race, we’ve been trying to control our fortunes for a while.

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

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’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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Interpreting the past, preparing for the future

Interpreting the Past, Preparing for the Future

Let’s be honest, historical research can be a pretty daunting task. Scholars often have to deal with missing or incomplete primary sources, such as personal papers or letters. If they’re lucky, these documents have survived, leaving “fortunate” historians to slog—page

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Photo Credits: National Archives - Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes

History over lunch

While visiting campus last week as part of the 2011-12 campus theme, "Migrations," author and historian Ira Berlin had lunch with Assistant Professor of History Lauren Araiza's senior seminar students. Berlin, who has written extensively on American history and particularly on the history of slavery, lectured later that evening on "The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations."

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Arts and sciences with The Works

The Works

Some might say this is a match made in heaven. No, not Prince William and Kate Middleton—it’s Denison and The Works that can’t get enough of each other. The Works is a unique museum, just down the road in the

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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

You might have to go 8,527 miles to find a better collection

You Might Have to Go 8,527 miles to Find a Better Collection

A recent gift to the Denison Museum has made what used to be one of the best collections of Burmese art in the world even better. Here’s how it happened: Owen Lee has lived near Granville for 25 years, but

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23 million thanks

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Veterans Day, celebrated each Nov. 11, honors America’s veterans for their service and their sacrifice. There are some 23 million veterans living today in the United States. This morning Denison held its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at Lamson Lodge for

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Decoding history

Decoding History

People have all sorts of interests—some watch football, some enjoy the outdoors, others like to crochet. For Associate Professor of English Fred Porcheddu ’87, it’s medieval texts that strike his fancy. So, imagine his delight when he learned of a

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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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