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

Blog Archives

Cool physics


Last week, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist came to the Hill. William Phillips, head of the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was hosted by the Physics and Astronomy department last week for

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Written By: Patrick Banner '18

Back to Burma

Temples of Bagan, Burma, Myanmar, Asia.

As admissions tours move from Beth Eden to their first stop, Swasey Chapel, student guides begin their story: “Denison was founded in 1831 by Baptist ministers. While we are no longer affiliated with the church, we still use our chapel

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Lost and found


Andrea “Andie” Ruehrwein Raynor ’83 recently chatted with Cincinnati NPR station, WVXU, to discuss her new book, Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School, which tells the story of her journey from Denison through Harvard and all the surprises

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Professors of the future


At a recent faculty meeting, Provost Kim Coplin announced the eight faculty members who have received tenure this year. The professors represent a diverse group of academic disciplines including political science, English, history, economics, communication, philosophy, international studies, religion, women’s

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14 and Ginny Sharkey '83

Walk in peace

Walking In Circles

Denison’s newest structure is also one of the oldest architectural forms in the world—the labyrinth. From ancient Greek mythology to medieval European cathedrals to Native American symbology, the labyrinth has been a powerful metaphor for personal spiritual journeys. This summer,

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Hanukkah Lights

Margot Singer, assistant professor of English and award-winning author

An NPR holiday tradition for two decades, Hanukkah Lights presents fiction to celebrate and illuminate the holiday season — moving tales of discovery and reconciliation, the persistence of hope and the promise of undimmed light. This year’s program features “Finding

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A place for time, space & faith

A Place for Time, Space, & Faith

The mood is solemn yet relaxed as members of Hillel, the Jewish student organization, eat at tables arranged family-style in a giant square. Tonight they are sharing Shabbat, a dinner of rest and reflection. On the menu is vegetarian lasagna

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

Thinking about the Open House

Tom Mitchell '11

For many students, part of the college experience involves maintaining their religious traditions from home. Of course, since it’s college, they also may be exploring other dimensions of spirituality, or questioning the entire concept itself. Luckily, for Denison students, there

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

Where ‘more’ isn’t always better

Rachel Mattingly '11 discusses her research at the recent summer scholars poster presentation.

At first glance, Buddhism and economic development might not be words that automatically go together, but as you speak with Rachel Mattingly ’11, the fog slowly clears. Mattingly, who is from Avon, Ind., began researching the Buddhist perspective on human

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Amber, aliens & the American diaspora

Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Curtis Veggie, on the West Quad, is typically the place for special banquets. But on this particular September day, the menu was philosophy and political science, anthropology and art, economics and English, as scores of 2010 Summer Scholars served up

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