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Posted in Beyond Campus on January 15, 2016

Geologist Sam Maquis ‘83 moonlights as a successful mystery writer

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Outside the box

Posted in On Campus on February 18, 2015

In a campus-wide art exhibition, students are challenged to think about the spaces in which their work will be displayed.

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History lesson

Posted in On Campus on March 13, 2014

The Black Student Union offers campus a look at painful U.S. history—and a beautiful culture.

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Professors of the future

Posted in Academics & Research on March 11, 2014

Denison welcomes the newest group of tenured faculty. When you see these folks on campus, don’t forget to say congrats!

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Change starts here

Posted in On Campus on November 25, 2013

Members of the Great Lakes Colleges Association gathered at Denison for the GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference — and they walked away with real plans to make a difference.

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Kennedys in Dallas 1963


Posted in Voices of Denison on November 22, 2013

On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, one alumnus reflects on the memory of a slain president and how that day changed the future.

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Our driveway

Posted in On Campus on July 19, 2013

Ever wonder how the “Main Drag” came to be? Seems that Denison landmark was the idea of one clever man.

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Share the Love

The case for love

Posted in Beyond Campus on June 12, 2013

June 12 marks a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that changed the way the United States views marriage.

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Sweet Charity & Medieval Guilt

Sweet charity & medieval guilt

Posted in Academics & Research on January 16, 2013

Adam Davis has just won a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study charitable practices in medieval France.

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Dressed In Time

Dressed in time

Posted in Academics & Research on November 29, 2012

Denison’s newly digitized Historical Costume Collection showcases fashion from times gone by.

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In Thanks

In thanks

Posted in Beyond Campus on November 12, 2012

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we tell the story of one local man—and a former Denison faculty member—whose World War II sacrifice ensured our freedom.

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A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom

A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom

Posted in Voices of Denison on June 15, 2012

Cathy Dollard ’88 reflects on the impact of her former teacher and (now former) colleague, Professor Emeritus of History Don Schilling.

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Tales From The Bottom

Tales from the bottom

Posted in Beyond Campus on April 16, 2012

Denison Magazine will be in the mail next week, and we have a sneak peek featuring a lost Kentucky community.

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An Insider's Look At History

An inside look at history

Posted in Academics & Research on March 19, 2012

The Orangeburg Massacre, one of the first violent civil rights confrontations on an American college campus, is the subject of a new book by faculty member Jack Shuler.

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Illustration from John Lydgate's Siege of Troy, showing the Wheel of Fortune held/turned by the Quene of Fortune.

Feeling lucky?

Posted in Academics & Research on March 15, 2012

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we set out to learn a little about luck.

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A Meeting Of Historical Minds

A meeting of historical minds

Posted in Academics & Research on February 20, 2012

A class studying the history of Granville hears from President Knobel that the village’s true identity lies in its past.

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Granville's Beginnings

Granville’s beginnings

Posted in Academics & Research on January 13, 2012

Professor Bill Kirkpatrick traces the early history of our hometown in his new book published by the Granville Historical Society.

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Interpreting the Past, Preparing for the Future

Interpreting the past, preparing for the future

Posted in Academics & Research on December 7, 2011

History professor Mitchell Snay looks back with a new book on Horace Greeley and looks ahead with a deep appreciation of the liberal arts.

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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."

History over lunch

Posted in Sights & Sounds on October 13, 2011

Dr. Ira Berlin visited campus to give a lecture. He also joined in that great DU tradition of hanging out with the students.

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The Works

Arts and sciences with The Works

Posted in Beyond Campus on February 10, 2011

It’s just one of the ways that students and profs help local schoolchildren to learn, but it might be one of the most fun.

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Anne Grimes’ Greatest Hits

In search of song

Posted in Beyond Campus on January 12, 2011

She was a talented musician, but it was her work as a folklorist and oral historian that will help to preserve Ohio’s musical past for generations to come.

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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

Posted in On Campus on January 3, 2011

A recent gift reinforces Denison Museum’s status as one of the foremost repositories of Burmese art in the world.

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23 million thanks

Posted in On Campus on November 11, 2010

On Veterans Day, Denison honors those who have served.

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Decoding History

Decoding history

Posted in Academics & Research on November 10, 2010

Assoc. Professor of English Fred Porcheddu ’87 uncovers history through a medieval manuscript.

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Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Amber, aliens & the American diaspora

Posted in Academics & Research on September 10, 2010

Summer Scholars dish out their research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

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