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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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It’s Hal Holbrook Day!

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On Feb. 17, 1925, a boy was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He would be named Harold. No one knew then, of course, that Harold would become Hal Holbrook ’48, the famed actor who brought Mark Twain to life on stage;

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They walk among us

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What qualifies as a monster? Are these beasts relegated to fictional abandoned houses and dark alleys, or can they be found in the everyday? These are the questions asked by English Professor Peter Grandbois’ series of six horror-inspired novellas, four of

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‘This is a kids’ movie. You are at Denison.’

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On Sunday night (Oct. 12), students took a break from the mundane routine of studying for midterms to attend an event cloaked in mystery. Ever since it was revealed that Steve Carell ’84 and Jennifer Garner ’94 were co-starring in

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15

DU on ABC

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If you’ve spent any time watching ABC during this week, you may have noticed something special: Denison — and more Denison. The first came during Wednesday (Oct. 1) night’s episode of ABC’s The Middle, “The Loneliest Locker.” Sue Heck, the

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14

Denison goes to the movies

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What happens when two Denisonians make a movie together? The cast and crew found out on the set of Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which opens nationwide on Oct. 10. Steve Carell ’84 and

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Photo Credits: Miguel Aguilar, PacificCoastNews

What happened on Deliria?

What Happened on Deliria?

For months now, a crew of students has been casting, filming, editing, and directing the first feature-length narrative film to be produced through the Department of Cinema at Denison. “Deliria” tells the fictional tale of a group of friends who

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Getting silly with Steve

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It’s not news. It’s not life-changing. But it’s Spring Break, so here’s some silly fun with Steve Carell ’84 chatting with Jimmy Fallon about his new movie, his first date, and his gig as a DJ on WDUB Radio at

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Our pal Hal

Our Pal Hal

On Friday, Sept. 21, alumnus Hal Holbrook ’48, a four-time-Emmy-award-winning actor perhaps best known for his performances as American icon Mark Twain, spent an informal and humorous hour on campus with fellow Denisonians, sharing stories about his time on the

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In theatres near you: Steve & Jen

In Theatres Near You: Steve & Jen

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you can catch two of Denison’s Hollywood A-listers on the big screen. Steve Carell ’84 stars in Hope Springs alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. Carell plays Dr. Feld, a

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‘Crooked Arrows’

Crooked Arrows

Comedian Robin Williams once quipped “I thought lacrosse was what you find in a church.” But lacrosse’s niche status seems to be a thing of the past — in fact, many national organizations call it the fastest growing sport in

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A family film

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When Denison English professor Kirk Combe was working on his sci-fi book, 2084, he often would run plot ideas by his son Clayton, who, at the time, had just graduated from Granville High. When Clayton headed off to Oberlin College,

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‘Sapphire’ Steve Carell ’84 gives a shout-out to campus radio station

'Sapphire' Steve Carell Gives Shout-Out To Campus Radio Station

Maybe your summer job has been keeping you out of circulation, or maybe a vacation at the lake has provided some welcome respite, but unless you’ve been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you know that Steve

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Extraordinary medicine

Extraordinary Medicine

When most people hear the word “virus,” they think runny nose, fever, and maybe an upset stomach. But Barry Byrne ’78 is flipping the script by taking the tiny pathogens and making them work for us, instead of against us.

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‘Late Show’ with Denison

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David Letterman’s had a big dose of Big Red lately, and we think he likes it. Tuesday night, Jennifer Garner ’94 joined Letterman to promote her new movie Arthur. In a segment about her college days at Denison, she told

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Must-See TV

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Set your DVRs, folks, because Thursday night prime time soon will be overtaken by Denison grads. During NBC’s premiere week, Steve Carell ’84 will begin his final season of “The Office,” and the show’s next-door neighbor is a new comedy

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Hats off to Holbrook

Hats Off to Holbrook

Hal Holbrook ’48 is seriously busy. He may be 85 years old, but his distinguished career as one of America’s most respected stage and screen actors is hot as a rocket. Even that media-darling Betty White has nothing on this

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Denison in the Blogosphere (8/30/10)

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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 this afternoon’s fix of Denisonia, one alum cracks a mathematical conundrum, while another keeps last night’s

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