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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So, what’s new?

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Yesterday upperclass students could be seen hauling lamps and clothes and dishes and shoes into their new rooms and apartments. The line at the bookstore was growing by the minute. And faculty were busily getting ready for the start of

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It’s the people

Dale & Tina Knobel

A college presidency may be filled with fundraising, building projects, and tending to the needs of a busy student and faculty population, but at a place like Denison, where the president’s house sits right on Broadway and where the president

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The little things

The Little Things

“It’s the little things,” said Jeff Haidet ’97, as he looked through the window of Curtis dining hall during Reunion Weekend. “Like that pathway wasn’t that wide,” he said pointing to the brick walk that winds past Herrick and makes

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Carol of the bells

Carol of the Bells

Yesterday six bells were added to Swasey Chapel—bringing the total to 16—with the help of a crane and some fellows who apparently don’t think twice about wielding hundreds of pounds of metal hundreds of feet in the air. The bell

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Let the mortarboards fly

Commencement 2013

[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”]At the college’s 172nd annual Commencement exercises on Sunday (May 12), Melanie Stolp ’13, in the Senior Class Address, brought up her feelings about Denison’s Big Red Buzzard prior to her start at Denison as a first-year student

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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 portrait of a president

The Portrait of a President

Throughout his 15 years as Denison’s president, Dale Knobel often has spent time in the Presidents’ Room, which is tucked into a quiet corner of the library’s main floor. There on the walls are the painted portraits of the Denison

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Home of the Big Red

Home of the Big Red

Nearly everyone who crowded into the spacious atrium of the newly renovated Mitchell Center last Friday afternoon (April 19) held a red sports pennant that read “Lou’s Team.” During the dedication of the building, they waved them in honor of

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Habits of mind — and heart

Habits of Mind—and Heart

It was a busy day on campus on Friday, April 19, with lots of special guests in prospective students and members of the Board of Trustees, but for one hour during the afternoon, it was all about the achievement of

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Awards season

Awards Season

We’ve always known that President Knobel is pretty exceptional. As he entered the final autumn season of his tenure at Denison, all kinds of other people came out of the woodwork to let us know how special they think he

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Nice to meet you, Dr. Weinberg

Nice To Meet You, Dr. Weinberg

On Monday, Nov. 12, the campus community was formally introduced to Dr. Adam Weinberg, who will become the next president of Denison on July 1, 2013, the day after President Knobel retires after 15 years at the helm. Swasey Chapel

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Denison’s next president

Denison's Next President

Chair of the Board of Trustees Tom Hoaglin ’71 was delighted to announce today (Nov. 1, 2012) at the general faculty meeting that Adam Weinberg will become Denison’s 20th president, succeeding Dale Knobel, who will retire on June 30, 2013,

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Oh, what a night

Oh, What A Night

Applause and music from a brass quintet greeted the incoming first-year students on Thursday evening at the Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2016. They marched, two by two, from Swasey Chapel to the Reese~Shackelford Common, where brightly robed faculty

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Going global

Going Global

There’s an interesting new trend in higher education around the world—the liberal arts. TheDEN’s Natalie Olivo ’13, an English major from Pittsburgh, sat down to talk about it with President Dale Knobel, who traveled to Saudi Arabia this spring to advise

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What matters to me, and why

President Dale Knobel shares his very personal thoughts and values in the Very Room of the Open House.

There’s a certain symmetry and rhythm to the letters “WMMW.” It’s an acronym that, around Denison, is most often used for a series of talks held at the Open House called “What Matters to Me, & Why” or, quite sensibly,

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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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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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Cross-cultural understanding

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Tory Scott ’15 led an extraordinary life even before she landed on the Hill this fall. The first-year student is just back from earning her international high school baccalaureate in Flekke, Norway. She is modest about the two years she spent

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‘Go make a movie!’

Go Make a Movie!

The Class of 2015 took their first stroll together down Chapel Walk on Thursday evening under blue skies strewn with puffy white clouds. Marching onto the Reese~Shackelford Common, the 614 first-years were greeted by enthusiastic applause from brightly robed faculty,

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President Knobel on the value of independent colleges

President Knobel On The Value Of Independent Colleges

Recently, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named several Ohio colleges as “best values” in higher education—including Denison. In an opinion piece in Saturday’s Columbus Dispatch, President Dale Knobel discusses the importance of independent, nonprofit colleges, and offers up some statistics on the

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Staying here, moving forward

Staying Here, Moving Forward

University President Dale T. Knobel and the college’s Board of Trustees have announced an agreement on a new multi-year contract that will keep Knobel at Denison’s helm through the end of the 2012-13 academic year, when he plans to retire.

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‘Start as you mean to go on’

Start as You Mean to Go On

They’re off and running. They learned ancient history from a classics professor, botany from Denison’s president (a history professor), and how the words “I Love You” can build community from the student body president. It was the Induction Ceremony, 60

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