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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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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Freewheeling

Freewheeling

The entire student body is into the swing of classes now, but just a few weeks ago it was all about the first-years: They ran this campus during their three-day August Orientation (Aug-O). But even before that whirlwind of new

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

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

Anything grows

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Last year, Lia Crosby ’13 and Shane Richmond ’13 had an idea to get nutritious food at affordable prices to low-income families in Newark, Ohio. Last summer, with the advice and help of Chris Ramsey, self-appointed social-consciousness-raiser/entrepreneur and owner of Newark’s

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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

The end of the Knobel era

The End of the Knobel Era

Springtime at Denison is a time for farewells, as students finish required papers and take final exams, while seniors prepare for Commencement and life after college. This spring, Denisonians also are saying goodbye to the college’s 19th president, Dale T.

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15 and Kurt Hickman

The wonderful wizard of college

The Wonderful Wizard Of College

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Solar sizzle

Solar Sizzle

A true believer in the amazing potential of solar power, Joe Reczek, assistant professor of chemistry, is tireless when it comes to devising ways to demonstrate how we can harness the energy of the sun. His newest outreach project, funded

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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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Reaching the PEAK

Reaching The Peak

When children are young, parents start thinking ahead for the future. Providing opportunities so they can excel in primary education.  Saving money for college. Wait. As familiar as this scenario might to some, it’s not the norm in parts of

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Home improvement

Jeremy Blake's passion is helping the people of his hometown Newark, Ohio.

When Newark native Jeremy Blake started at Denison in 1996 as a member of the class of 2000, he had every intention of graduating four years later. But after his first year of college, he was offered a job at

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Photo Credits: J.W. Photography

Big Red lends a hand

Big Red Lends A Hand

As the clock struck 10 a.m. on Saturday, two little boys burst through the doors of the Licking County Family YMCA screaming, “I want to do the bouncy thing!” They jumped up and down in the lobby and quickly dragged

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Written By: Megan Worden ’15

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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Good science, clean water

Good Science, Clean Water

The Newark Advocate recently reported that Licking County middle- and high-school students can explore ways to purify water and help people in developing countries by participating in a science challenge this winter, and one might even win a six-week, paid

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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.

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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Enter senior soprano, stage left

If you've ever left your room or office on campus, you've heard rising senior Molly Coyne sing—and usually bring down the house in the process. She's lent her talents to several campus productions as well as to special events like last year's Induction. This summer, Ohio's longest-running nonprofit professional summer stock theatre, the Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, boasted Coyne's talents in several productions, including her co-starring role as Roxie Hart in Chicago (pictured above).

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The soul of Newark

The Soul of Newark

On Tuesday mornings last winter, my Advanced Journalism classmates and I tossed ideas around, trying to decide what we wanted to focus on for our semester-long investigative journalism projects. With time, discussion, and a little coffee, we decided to undertake

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

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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Local kids have their interests ‘PEAKed’

Local Kids Have Their Interests 'PEAKed'

This semester, students in Suzanne Baker’s “The Learner and the Teacher: Childhood” course created lesson plans, and over the last several weeks, they put the plans into action in schools across Newark. Visiting second grade classrooms in five of Newark’s

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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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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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Video Credits: The Works

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

‘There, it’s OK to die’

Madeline Weinland ’10

Madeline Weinland ’10 wasn’t even planning on going to the annual Involvement Fair during her first week at Denison. But, moving reluctantly through the sea of tables on the quad, she came upon the table of Denison Community Association’s hospice

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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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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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Bowl-ing downhill

Bowl-ing Downhill

Down “the Hill” resides a place of creativity, brilliance and energy — the Bryant Arts Center, which is just a couple of years old (in its current state, at least). I fear too few have ventured down to explore this

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Written By: Stetson Thacker '14
Photo Credits: Xiaoshi Qin '12
Video Credits: Brandon Hummons '13

Slow down, you move too fast

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Fall semester is ramped up and moving fast. You have an exam on Thursday, two papers due Friday, and there’s a meeting tonight for that club you joined. Whew. But, wait. Take a cue from the East: walk slowly, take

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Photo Credits: Minggang Li & Joanna Mitchell

Whole hog for local farming

Bill Clapp (second human from right), district manager for the Sodexo foodservices company that serves Denison, pictured at the Knox County Fair in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Shortly after Bill Clapp purchased a hog from a 4-H student at the Knox County Fair, he got a thank you note from Kyle Pae, the young farmer who raised him. “Thank you Denison University Sodexo for buying my 2010

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