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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This is family

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When Julie Houpt ’75 , vice president for institutional advancement, took the podium at the Alumni Convocation during Reunion Weekend on Saturday, she went off-script. Instead of addressing the alumni in the audience, she spoke directly to the current students

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They’re off!

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Though it was spitting rain and a bit chilly, nothing could stop the Class of 2016 as its members made their way into the Mitchell Center to accept their diplomas and count themselves among the Denison alumni ranks. The ceremony

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Curtis codebreakers

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All across the Curtis veggie lounge, students, staff, and faculty gathered together around tables, hunched over each others’ screens, working on the problem posed by their computers. Over the ambient sound of mouse clicks, key taps and conversation, you could

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Exchanging perspectives

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Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Distant countries, and all of them were represented here last month in a conference of 25 media and communication professionals, hosted by Denison and the global education organization,

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

The start of a journey

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After a full day of setting up their new rooms on West and North Quads (with the help from the Denison Football team and Aug-O leaders, of course) the first-years and their families gathered next to their new roommates, teammates,

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Pride’s in the bag

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Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute, whether we’re hiking in Maine, motoring up Route 29 through Napa Valley, riding the ‘L’ in Chicago, strolling through NYC’s Financial District, or even taking in a hit show in London’s West

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Above and beyond

Above and Beyond

    On May 13, one soon-to-be graduate hopped on the seal outside Swasey Chapel and started dancing. It may be a big no-no among current students and recent graduates (it’s said that stepping on the seal during your Denison

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography

Denison proud

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Even with mounting anxiety over year-end exams and summer plans, Denison students can always count on one spring afternoon where the focus isn’t on the future but the past, and everything that they, their peers, and their professors have accomplished.

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Place your bids

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If you’re going to see the registrar, the president, or the provost in their offices this week, you’ll find the second floor hallway of Doane Academy converted into an impromptu art gallery — a collection of student prints and paintings

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Inspired to reimagine

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Blurred highway lights, a train, a city, a windmill, and farmland flashed on the screen in rhythmic sequences. The images accompanied the live music performed in Slayter’s new third floor venue (The Nest) by Denison’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, as their response

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When numbers talk

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Sometimes, all you need to say can be summed up in a Tweet. Ann Townsend ’85 felt that way in the middle of her meeting with eight other members of the 14-person board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, which

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Only the beginning …

Only the beginning ...

Classes are officially underway, but most of the first-year students have been moved in since Sunday (Aug. 24), which also marked their official Induction into the Class of 2018 through a ceremony held on the Reese~Shackelford Common. In his address

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Called for icing

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We’ve all seen the Ice Bucket Challenge videos making their way across our news feeds on Facebook and Twitter, and Denison has gotten in on the fun and the effort to raise awareness and money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease or

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Big Fun: Reunion 2014

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On Saturday night (May 31), the band was fired up, but the dance floor was empty. Until, of course, a group from the Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th Reunion, started to boogey toward the back of Reese~Shackelford Common. At

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Dear Alumni: Welcome Home!

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  A busy college is like a living thing — growing and changing over time, while retaining its familiar essence. Just in the last five years, since the Class of 2009 left campus, Denison has seen some major building projects,

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Yep. They’ve done it again.

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The North Coast Athletic Conference has been around for 30 years, and during that time, the NCAC has offered up a little jewel called the All-Sports Trophy. Each spring, the trophy is awarded to the conference school that racks up

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Ready for what’s next

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Josh Goldman ’14 knows what it’s like. He’s been there when family and friends have asked that dreaded question: “What are you going to do now?” And he shared his anxieties and hope for the future with the Class of

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Hey, Class of 2014: You did it!

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On Saturday (May 17), the Class of 2014 made the big transition from students to alumni during Denison’s 173rd Annual Commencement Exercises. There was plenty of laughter — along with a few tears of joy from graduates and parents alike

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These are the good ol’ days

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In about 24 hours, members of the Class of 2014 will become Denison’s newest alumni. As we get closer to Commencement tomorrow (May 17), more and more parents can be seen wandering campus, likely remembering the day four years ago

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Landing that first job

Landing That First Job

In Higley Hall earlier this month, students gathered in corners of the auditorium and scribbled their job-search emotions on Post-it notes. There were a few that sounded hopeful—“exited,” one read. Another one: “motivated.” Some were a bit more reserved—“curious,” wrote

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Choosing the right college

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Denison President Adam Weinberg knows a thing or two about the college search process. He has attended three colleges and universities himself (Bowdoin for undergrad, Northwestern for his graduate degrees, as well as some spending some time studying at Cambridge

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The most wonderful time of the year

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It’s a scene that plays out every year, but the annual Academic Awards Convocation never seems to lose the excitement that surrounds it: Students, faculty, staff, and trustees making their way into Swasey; the student performances (this year from the

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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
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Welcome to Twitter, @AdamAtDenison!

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  Want to tweet at the president? Go for it. Adam Weinberg (aka @AdamAtDenison) is now on Twitter, where he’ll be commenting about issues facing higher education, including affordability and access, and, of course, all things Denison. “Denison has a

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Happy holidays

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It’s that time of year when things start to feel all warm and fuzzy — after the stress of finals and papers, of course. Denison and the Granville area actually have been getting into the spirit for most of December with

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Hittin’ the books

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Even if we never looked at an academic calendar for the fall semester, we would know it’s finals week. We can tell by the tired students sitting here and there throughout every building on campus, noses pushed deep into laptops

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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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Inauguration celebration

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Adam Weinberg became Denison’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, but on October 11, it all became official when Denison Board of Trustees Chair Tom Hoaglin ’71 presented Weinberg with the presidential medal and gave him his official charge to

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The heritage

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Past inaugurations at Denison have been documented with processions of serious men and women in academic gowns, new presidents greeting well-wishers in receiving lines, and rows of well-dressed guests jammed into formal inaugural dinners on the gymnasium floor. One inauguration

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It starts with an idea

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A couple of Denison students have an idea. It has to do with a run-down and abandoned building in Newark, Ohio, and the impact it could have on the economy of a city in need. Is it an idea that

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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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Let’s get started

Let's Get Started

On Sunday, the Granville Inn’s parking lot held cars with license plates from Ohio, Illinois, Texas, and Connecticut, and one couple at the bar clinked glasses in a toast to their son, who was likely on campus gearing up for

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They’ve arrived

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There’s a Subaru with Vermont plates sitting in the driveway of Monomoy Place, as the moving vans roll up with the personal belongings of the Weinberg family from Brattleboro, Vt. Today (July 1)Dr. Adam Weinberg took office as Denison’s 20th

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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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