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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The original young writer

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Every summer, promising high school writers show up on campus to take part in the Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop with Denison faculty and staff in the English department. We’ve written about the program before, which brings in accepted

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We were sad to see it end …

We Were Sad to See It End...

From the moment the Class of 1965 stepped foot on campus on Wednesday, May 27, until the time that all the celebrating Reunion classes headed for home the following Sunday, campus was a whirlwind of activity and good times for

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With a little help from my friends

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Craig Fischer ’66 remembers passing a television on his way to Slayter on Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles were playing The Ed Sullivan Show. “I didn’t even stop,” he says. Fischer didn’t think much of this boy band from England

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Time for change

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It was early spring of 1970, and America was in upheaval. The country was long into the Vietnam War, working its way through Civil Rights Act legislation, and still mourning the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy.

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Art talks

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Mary “Sissy” Wood Stewart ’65 was always told she had great talent for music growing up in Williams, Ky. When she came to Denison in 1961, she was ready to show her talents. “It did not take 15 minutes for

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It’s here: Reunion Weekend 2015

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We always know it’s coming when the Commencement stage disappears piece by piece and all the chairs that held parents and graduates are tucked away until next year. Rising from the dust of minivans and newly purchased interview suits is

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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

How can they keep from singing?

How Can They Keep From Singing?

Summer could not have begun on any brighter note than it did last weekend with sunny skies, balmy temperatures, and spectacular choral music in Swasey Chapel, presented on Sunday afternoon (June 23) by 47 Denison Singers and their conductor, Distinguished

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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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Easy rider

Easy Rider

On May 23, Cam Shuford ’63 hopped on his bike in Evanston, Ill., (his hometown, though he now lives with his wife in Hawaii), and started pedaling. His destination? The Hill for his 50th Reunion. He biked for seven days—

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Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home

Members of the Class of 1963 have started to arrive on campus to celebrate their Golden 50th Reunion over the next few days. They’ll be doing a little golfing today at the Granville Golf Course, touring campus, meeting up with

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Home again

Home Again

It’s 90 degrees, and Ryan Culligan ’13 stands in the sweltering kitchen at the Homestead, cooking dinner for the first official night of the Homestead Reunion on Friday, May 25. “We’re expecting between 100 and 200 people,” he says. “Right

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Back in action

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It was a tad chilly for the start of Reunion Weekend 2012, but that didn’t stop the more than 1,100 people who showed up on campus for the Parade of Classes, the Alumni Convocation, campus tours, classes, dinners, dancing, and

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And away we go …

And Away We Go …

The welcome banners are hung. The tents are up. And the catering crew is hard at work gearing up to feed the more than 1,000 people who have already started to descend on campus for Reunion Weekend 2012, which kicks

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Bird in charge

Bird in charge

Here’s a dirty little campus secret: faculty, staff, and administrators don’t always relish meetings. They can run overlong; they often take place in stuffy conference rooms; and, well, these days, everyone’s busy checking March Madness scores and brackets anyway. Now,

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Distinguished Denisonians

Distinguished Denisonians

For the 62nd consecutive year, the Denison University Society of the Alumni has awarded its prestigious Alumni Citations. The honor was bestowed upon 13 accomplished Denison graduates ranging from the class of 1948 to the class of 1986. The presentation

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‘Thank you for a fabulous weekend’

'Thank You for a Fabulous Weekend'

Reunion Weekend 2011 is in the books. From Convocation and Alumni College to class dinners, dancing, strolling around Granville, and catching up with old friends, alums had quite an action-packed weekend (as did organizers and volunteers). Here’s how it went,

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Reunion Weekend is here!

Reunion Weekend Is Here!

The big white tents are up, the sun is out, the schedule is set, and we’re seeing the first waves of Denisonians who are trekking back to Granville for a weekend of fun, food, music, events, and, best of all,

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