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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Follow the leaders

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Each year as seniors enter the last half of their last semester, the faint sound of ceremonial marching music growing closer, Denison pauses to recognize those who have made lasting impacts on campus. The Distinguished Leadership Award is bestowed upon

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Beginning the ending

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I visited ten colleges as a high school student, and at nearly all of them I encountered disastrous weather: thunder, lightning, tornadoes. The first time I saw Denison, though, it was a perfect fall day — the kind they show

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

Drops in the bucket

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    A bucket can’t hold all the experiences of college, or all the opportunities left untried, even after four years of striving like crazy to do it all. The underclassmen who finished exams this past week have now left

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Spring, sprang, sprung …

Denison University Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Photo by Timothy E. Black)

The end of the spring semester always brings about conflicting worlds. Finals loom, but it can be hard to stay focused when the weather is warm and the days you have left to spend with Denison friends are few. Some

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Line breaks & climaxes

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It’s that time of year again: as the weather slowly, tentatively improves, underclassmen start spending more time outside — and soon realize that they aren’t seeing much of their senior friends. With deadlines for senior research looming, the class of

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Spring begins now

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Let’s agree that the first day of spring semester means spring starts today. Those of you who are pessimists can call it pre-spring, but for now the January sky is blue and it’s a balmy 40 degrees on the a-quad

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Ready for what’s next

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] 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

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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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Spring is here! No, seriously.

Spring is Here

It’s that time of year again. Temps should dip well below freezing today, but everyone’s talking about spring—semester, that is. Yesterday the campus was once again teeming with students trudging along to Burke and Ebaugh and Knapp with backpacks, laptops,

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And away they go

And Away They Go

Senior week 2013 started with seniors showing up in Slayter to grab that coveted cap and gown and to sit for their senior yearbook photo. By Tuesday evening, they were chatting with President and Mrs. Knobel in the Burton D.

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Every second counts

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In 2011, a young woman recorded a second of every day on video. At the end of the year, she compiled all the clips, set them to music, and put the video online for friends and family. Although it wasn’t

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

What I did over winter vacation

What I Did Over Winter Vacation

Over winter break, I made my way east for an “externship,” part of a new program called ExternsEverywhere, offered through Denison’s Career Exploration and Development Office (CE&D). The idea is to connect students with Denison alumni for daylong job-shadowing experiences

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Written By: Joanna Hornbeck ’13

Doctor, teacher, difference maker

Doctor, Speaker, Difference Maker

This year’s commencement speaker is the kind of person who changes lives—in fact she helps make life possible for thousands of people both here in the United States and around the world. Ellen Gould Chadwick ’75 is a doctor, teacher

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The things they’ll carry

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We officially said goodbye to the Class of 2011 last Sunday during Denison’s 170th Commencement. The ceremony ended just before 3:30 p.m., and by 7:00, most of the new graduates had packed up their cars and headed out into the

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Written By: Manny Horsford '13

‘You are going to love it’

You're Going to Love It

Denison’s Class of 2011 wasn’t on the good side of the weather gods on May 15, 2011, but that didn’t stop the graduates from having a memorable Commencement in the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center. President Knobel made the tough

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A moment to look back … and celebrate

A Moment To Look Back And Celebrate

In late April, the Class of 2011 Posse scholars gathered with friends, faculty, and representatives from the Posse Foundation for the annual Posse Scholars Senior Recognition Ceremony. The event allows faculty members and students to reflect on the scholars’ time

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David Bayley ’55 to speak at 170th Commencement

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Final exams have all been taken, and research papers and creative projects have been completed and submitted. Now, the campus is abuzz with last-minute preparations and activity in anticipation of the college’s 170th Commencement Exercises. The graduation ceremony for 478

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