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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

Taste of springtime

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Since the first daffodils in March, students have been waking up to spring like the unfolding leaves all around us, finding time to come together, shed our winter gear, and loosen-up, by immersing ourselves in a myriad of cultural events featuring great food,

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

Record breakers

First-year students are seated at their officeial Induction Ceremony

The Denison University Office of Admissions announces the highly successful enrollment of the Class of 2020. On the heels of the largest number of applicants in the college’s history, nearly 7,000, Denison has enrolled its target class of more than

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Solving the skyscraper

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It’s an early April Friday afternoon in Physics 201. Our professor, Dr. Riina Tehver, walks into the classroom, glances over her students, and says “Glad to see that nobody is dead!” The comment receives tired but genuine laughter, and it’s

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Written By: Patrick Banner '18

The Harris gift

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The year was 1916 —Woodrow Wilson was running for reelection, the the U.S. was one year away from joining WWI, American women were not allowed to vote, and “separate but equal” racism divided the country. It was 100 years ago

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The best of the best

Senior Luke Romick accepts The Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

It’s not every day that an NCAA Division III athlete captures a national trophy from a field filled with Division I players – but that’s just what Luke Romick ’16 did when he won the highest service honor in all

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Rewarding awards

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There are some moments in college you never forget — the first time you bond with your roommate; the class that made you fall in love with your major; an exceptional performance on the field or stage; the list can

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Skip the internship? Two views.

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If your college community is anything like mine, you’re probably surrounded by peers who find themselves stressed out this time of year as a result of internship applications. ‘Tis the season for figuring out what you’re gonna do this summer.

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Written By: Ryan Erickson '16 & Nick Gesue '01

Come closer

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Capturing the experience of the tiny tutti tasting tour 2016 in words is difficult, given the multifaceted performances along with the overall broad artistic vision. Yet, I think Adam Weinberg put it best in the beginning of the event, when

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17

Connecting off the grid

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For many, the bitter cold outside translates to staying inside and watching Netflix — and with new bright-screened technology coming out at a rapid pace, it keeps getting easier to have one’s eyes almost constantly screen-locked. But one residential option

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17

Do it yourself

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It all started with Harry Potter, a singing Harry Potter to be specific. Emma Miller ’16 had just watched A Very Potter Musical, the lyrical parody of J.K. Rowling’s magical series, when a sudden urge struck her: “How can I

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Cool physics

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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

El niño takes a break

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  By mid-February, winter snow would normally be in the not-worth-mentioning column, but this week brought Granville its first really good branch-clinging winter snowfall, transforming our arboretum campus and tempering our impatience for spring. For the moment. Here’s a small

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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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Keep his spirit alive

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On Monday (Jan. 25), Denison’s Gospel Choir took the stage at Swasey and burst into song. The highlight: a Denison rendition of “Glory” from the movie Selma. It was part of the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration—a combination of

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography, Nelson Dow '16

Happy numbers

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Here’s a burning question to start your new year: What happens when you take the sum of the square of each of the digits in the number 19, and then continue iterating? Mathematics Professor May Mei proposed this question to

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Healthy and wise

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Every college student has his or her own strategy for a successful finals week—energy drinks and late nights versus Pop-Tarts and early mornings; reviewing alone versus group study sessions; white boards versus index cards —the variations are endless and entirely

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A matter of time

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We experience time. We pass through it, right? But what is it, exactly? A dimension? A mathematical measurement just to keep us showing up to class and dinner at a predetermined point on the clock? Time was the center of

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Come under the spell

Even as the semester barrels towards finals and the weather in Granville begins to require extra layering, there are plenty of things to love about December at Denison, including the remarkable range of live music performances that suddenly seem to

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

Tying knots

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Airports display the human condition in some of its most authentic moments: the lingering hugs at the departure gate, the nervous pacing near the arrivals board, and the excited jogs that end in embraces at passenger pick-up. The beginning of

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Written By: Erin Worden '17

Veterans day, 2015

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It’s a foggy morning on chapel walk, the bells playing a harmonic, ironic chorus of “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” as east quad students talk quietly, heading at a brisk pace to 9:30 classes. They see a gray-haired man photographing

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Ghouls of Granville

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Walking up Summit Street to Dr. Baker’s house, crowds were beginning to gather: Chewbaccas, Elsas, Harry Potters. . . from zombie blood and gore to innocent pop culture and princesses. As an international student from India, Halloween in America has

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

The collaborators

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Every artist, even the most talented person out there, occasionally needs to be reminded they aren’t crazy — and that’s the role that Robert “Sarob.” Tate ’16 and Joseph “Joey Aich” Holbert ’16 play for each other.  The two solo

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Photo Credits: Zane Osler '16

Cats and cider

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One word: The Homestead (Okay, I lied, two). Chances are you already know about our most alternative housing option, unique to Denison.  The idea of “sustainable living” can sound a little intimidating, or somehow uncomfortably spartan, and that’s one of

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18
Photo Credits: Charles F. Hoffman '18

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 play’s the thing

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The students stood one by one before Olympia Dukakis, celebrated actress of stage and screen known for her rolls in Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, and Joan of Arc. The night before her visit to campus, she stood on the Midland Theatre

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Embracing differences

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I wrote in my journal during the second week of my 5-week-stay in Senegal: “Despite all the negative media exposure that I‘ve seen … this culture filled with kindness and hospitality is allowing me to see the life in Africa

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Written By: Zhihao Cao '16

Romick for team captain!

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Lucas Romick ’16 didn’t get involved with The Thirst Project for recognition, but after 1,000 hours of work for the nonprofit that brings clean water wells to developing countries, folks took notice. In September, Romick, a linebacker and safety for

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New face of Africa

New Face of Africa

“Dafra Kura,” explains Olivier Tarpaga, means “new face.” When founding his musical group, he chose its name because he wanted to put a new face on West African music, to expand the idea of what that music really is. “African

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16, Reporting By: Manvi Jalan '18

What is . . . “Jeopardy!” ??

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, you might have detected a subtle but familiar sight on Jeopardy! – Swasey Chapel, dotting a red silk necktie. Senior Dylan Parson of Slippery Rock, Pa. represented the Big Red for a four-day streak (winning three games) on

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New dimensions

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“One of the great things about math and art is that they’re both really creative. In the end you’re making stuff, whether it’s mathematical formulas, developing ideas or communicating in the arts,”explains Christian Faur. Faur, Denison’s director of collaborative technologies,

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Written By: Cheyanne Cierpial ‘16

Summer research digs deep

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    It’s something you’ve heard a lot about once you’ve been at Denison for a semester or two: how different life is during the summer; how nice it is to share campus with only a fraction of the student

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Written By: Antrim Ross '16

Remembering Wendell

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More than 1,000 students, staff, and faculty members gathered on Tuesday night (Sept. 1) on Davis Plaza to mourn the loss of Wendell Jackson ’17, a Chicago native reported missing Monday afternoon and found deceased Tuesday morning. Streaming in from

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And so it begins

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The first days of any semester are filled with book-buying, unpacking, studying class schedules, and general merriment. They’re also filled with the sight of students running toward each other, arms outstretched, catching up with friends who have spent the summer

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New class in motion

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The new journey for the first-year students always starts with a some sweat and tears (move-in); a bit of ceremony (Induction); and then a lot of fun in the form of August Orientation, or Aug-O, a program for all first-year

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Video Credits: Music Courtesy of The Andy Carlson Band

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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Mystery in the Sierra Nevada

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  There’s an ancient mystery hidden in the wild Sierra Nevada Mountains, buried layers-deep below the earth, yet to be uncovered and brought to the surface. It’s not the plot of an old spaghetti Western; it’s the recent experience of

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Written By: Jillian Koval '16

What’s your martial art?

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The students are decked out in the white garb of the martial arts, but no one here is an expert. With her right hand, one student grabs the left wrist of another student and gently and slowly pushes his arm

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Brand awareness

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With perfectly styled mop of hair, fashion sense similar to Mick Jagger, and a plethora of male jewelry, British comedian Russell Brand gives off a distinct first impression and, according to Kate Ramsdell ’15, he knows it. “When he first

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Hope and health

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Alana Murray ‘16 distinctly remembers the eye-opening experience when her third grade Girl Scout troop volunteered at a soup kitchen. “What do these people do when the kitchen is closed?” she asked her dad, who replied honestly, “I guess they

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Growing the data

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Most Denison scholars plan their summer research around what can be accomplished within the length of 8 to 10 weeks of the summer. Not many begin a project that will reach into future decades, as Aedin Brennan ’16 and Connor

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Written By: Jillian Koval '16

The yin and yang of Yik Yak

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Many of the largest tech successes boil down to simple ideas: an exclusive online community, a way to share images, a place to publicize your review of a restaurant. As more people use these interfaces, their elementary foundations become social

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Harnessing the summer sun

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The future is looking bright thanks to Kareha Agesa ’17, who has been working diligently to harness the immense power of the sun this summer. Well, it’s not exactly that simple, but Agesa has been collaborating with a team of

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Written By: Jillian Koval '16

Connecting to France, in English

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With a semester on The Hill separating her from a term abroad in Aix-en-Provence in France, Isabel Randolph ’16 wanted to create a summer research project that captured her experiences wandering the rural roads of southern France and the streets

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Written By: Golzar Meamar '16

Summer subjects

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As June-O groups and summer athletic camps have been filtering in and out of residence halls, more than 100 student researchers remain in their labs, library nooks, and respective academic buildings, working diligently through the summer on their independent projects

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Written By: Golzar Meamar '16

Out to the ballgame

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Some students are so acclimated to life on college hill that it seems natural to relocate to another hill for the summer — Capitol Hill. This year alone there are more than 20 Denison students interning across Washington D.C., including

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Written By: Meghan Pearce '16

Start them up

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Jennifer Garner ’94 once told David Letterman that, as an undergrad at Denison, she sneaked into the theatre department’s costume shop with a friend and used the sewing machines to make “scrunchies” (for those of you under the age of

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

The big league

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Like any true sports fan, Alex Kaufman ’17 speaks in inspirational quotes. His favorite lately? “You create your own luck.” This is a philosophy that has worked particularly well for him during the past couple weeks when he interviewed ESPN

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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

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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That’s teamwork

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Lights. Color. Motion. These are traditional elements of a video game. But are they enough? When Ashwin Lall, assistant professor of computer science, first created a class on video game design he focused on the algorithms, principles and execution that

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Written By: Antrim Ross '16

Bell canto

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It’s one of those familiar, comforting Denison routines: On weekdays at 9:20 and 11:20 a.m., and again at 6:20 p.m., campus fills with music coming from the Swasey Chapel bell tower. Even though the bells are a consistent part of

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

Bring on the fun

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It’s a sure sign of spring when tables loaded with hot dogs and veggie burgers can be seen on the Common as Bon Appétit staff preps for the kick-off of one of Denison’s favorite springtime traditions: Aestavalia. Planned and organized

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Fire away!

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Sitting down for an unbuttoned talk with the former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense is an opportunity world leaders might wish for, as would anyone interested in politics and international policy. Thursday morning, a group of six

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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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Taste of spring

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Students didn’t waste any time making use of Ohio’s spring weather. On Friday, South Quad was filled with the sounds of music, the smells of authentic international food, and the sight of nearly 300 Denisonians gathered together to celebrate the

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Written By: Antrim Ross '16

‘Capture a fear’

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Standing at the corner of Broadway and Prospect Street, Javier Rodriguez ’16 was faced with a decision. Holding his camera, he stared at the Granville village residents mingling outside of the quaint storefronts. They were the strangers he came to

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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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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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Writing in the real world

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With the end of the school year quickly approaching, there’s a growing question on everyone’s mind. Bosses will inquire about it during internship interviews, grandparents will allude to it over dinner, and friends from back home may even ask, “What

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Telling stories

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The Bandersnatch was standing room only (or at least “sitting in random spots on the floor only”) Wednesday evening as students crowded in for Denison’s first Story Slam. Organized by Mac Sellars ’16 and Haley Jones ’17, the event was

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

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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Tutti = all together

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    Last week, almost 40 composers braved the snow and subzero temperatures to travel to Granville from Florida, California, Texas, and other locales one would not lightly desert for icy Ohio. They were motivated by the prospect of hearing

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15
Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography, Jenny Kim '16

Wilde romp

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During a recent and very cold week in February, there were jokes, feathers, and corsets to be found in Ace Morgan Theatre. And who doesn’t love that combination? The Denison Theatre Department performed “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar

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Photo Credits: Margaret Mugel '15

Do you want to build a snowman?

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March is here, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. Spring is right around the corner, though you can’t really tell from the looks of campus after the last few snowfalls. While some may be dreaming of warmer weather, 

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Where’s the Zamboni

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No Zamboni needed —we just like saying that word. But for the first time (as far as we know) there was “ice” skating on the academic quad Friday night, as part of UPC’s Winter Fest 2015. University Programming Council repackaged

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And next: The Nest

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“Feels great to be on a menu. It’s been a dream of mine since my first sandwich (shout out to Mom!)…” says Tom Krieger ’15 as he bites into his eponymous chicken avocado melt, The Krieger. “This is going on

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography

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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Seasonal scenes

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In the days leading up to the end of the fall semester, everyone navigates the yin and yang of the season. On the one hand: the parties and decorations and all the festivities. And on the other hand: finals. Now

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Photo Credits: Charlie Hoffman '18, Jenny Kim '16, Timothy Black

Next steps

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Black Lives Matter. The phrase that started as a social media hashtag has grown into a social movement and a nationwide conversation about racism, in response to a recent succession of police killings of unarmed black citizens. Visiting Assistant Professor

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Four-legged help

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There’s nothing unusual about crowded library during the last week of classes. But yesterday afternoon, the atrium was overflowing for another reason: 9 dogs and their owners had made their annual appearance for some pet therapy. This tradition began four

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

A novel approach

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As the clock neared midnight on October 31, most Denison students were showing off creative costumes, laughing at the Burpees’ Halloween show, or preparing for the Denison Film Society’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In the Hibbs Library

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Gaming it

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“It’s fun, fun, fun by the ton, ton, ton. They’re hungry, hungry hippos. It’s a wild, wild race. Feed your hippo’s face. They’re hungry, hungry hippos.” As this jingle from a 1991 Hasbro commercial reminds us, some of the most

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Photo Credits: Charlie Hoffman '18

Feed me!

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Sound technicians ready the equipment for a full tech run-through of dialogue and music for the Denison University Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Suddenly, Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” begins to play through the Ace Morgan Theatre speakers.

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Written By: Megan Worden '15
Photo Credits: Mathew McFarren

Putting on the ritz

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The night after Halloween, students played a different kind of dress-up as they prepared for the annual Gala. This year’s theme: The Great Gatsby and the Roaring ’20s. Many students simply came in whatever formal wear they had on hand,

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Ducks over Denison

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On August 27, 1883, a volcano at Krakatoa erupted, changing the Indonesian isles’ landscape forever. The force destroyed most of Krakatoa itself, created several other small islands, and threw so much volcanic dust into the atmosphere that people in Britain

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An autumn break

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Time for fall break, but who needs a break from this? Cool air, warm sun, moody clouds, comfortable sweaters and colorful leaves. The trees are doing their best to get your attention — dropping acorns with every breeze, changing costume

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United, not divided

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Locked arm in arm, a small sea of students and faculty marched for solidarity through central campus yesterday afternoon. Braving the light rain during Thursday’s common hour, many wielded colorful umbrellas, matching their personalized signs. “United, not divided” was the

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Opening night at the Bandersnatch

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On September 15, students flocked to East Quad for opening night at the Bandersnatch, Denison’s student-run coffee shop — although “coffee shop” is perhaps a misleading title for an establishment best-known for its milkshakes and various bagel creations. In keeping

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Written By: Rachel Morrison ’16

Inside the Involvement Fair

Inside the Involvement Fair

Here’s a Denison quiz for you: What has a Mad Hatter, chickens, free rosary beads, and CrossFit? The whole campus enjoyed this combination of sights (thanks to The Bandersnatch, Homestead, Newman Catholic Association, and Big Red Fitness Club) during the

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Into the swing of things

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The first day of classes is always a big day around here. Students are getting used to their semester schedules, setting up meetings with advisors, and running into friends they may not have seen since May. We sent a photographer

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The start of something great

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Dear ’18ers: Welcome. It was a big weekend. You have settled into the residence halls and officially been inducted into the Class of 2018. You received your tassel, which you’ll need to hold on to for the next four years

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A summer in Senegal

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Last year, Grace Bachmann ’17 became the first first-year student in Denison history to be awarded a Davis Project for Peace prize—an initiative that funds 100 college students each year to design and implement projects that will help build peace

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

We’re so glad you’re here

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  Summer: a time of rest and relaxation, peace and quiet, solitude and—wait, who are we kidding? This is Denison. We’ve been too busy enjoying our students and alums to enter summer mode just yet. But we can’t complain. Between

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Keep calm and study on

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Classes ended on May 5, and Commencement, summer internships, jobs, service, and relaxation are quickly approaching — but students still have to get through finals, so we we wanted to offer up a handy-dandy guide to the week ahead. Study

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Colors of spring

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Laughter will always be the best relief from stress, and this time of the year there’s some giddiness in the spring air, competing with the serious matters of finals, final projects, and impending graduation. Last Friday, students paused to enjoy

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Shivani Mithbaokar '16 and Hung Tran '15

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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Game on

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It’s 2 a.m., and a dozen people sit on couches around a coffee table in a darkened room. A young man called Narrator, dressed all in black, walks among them carrying a flashlight and handing out cards. Each person takes

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Photo Credits: Steve Smykal '17

Model students

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It was a Thursday evening in Slayter and the sounds of drums and foot-stomping trickled down from The Roost, where students from professor Stafford Berry’s African dance classes lined the aisles surrounding the red carpet. It wasn’t a dance party

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim ’16 and Hung Tran '15

Instant classic

Instant Classic

In case you didn’t know, members of the Denison men’s lacrosse team are feeling pretty good about themselves this season. And a hard-fought, come-from-behind victory over conference rival Ohio Wesleyan on April 16 in Granville only made the 2014 campaign

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Top chefs

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The Curtis Veggie Room was buzzing on Thursday (April 3) as students gathered to watch the first annual Big Red Iron Chef competition. Four teams of three students had exactly one hour to cook a meal fit for the celebrity

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15

We believe!

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The hope was that the sun would shine bright when the Student Development Office brought cake out to the A-Quad to celebrate spring and the students’ return from break, but Old Man Winter wasn’t quite done with us yet. So

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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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We are the champions

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The swaggering dudes in this 1908 photograph are the victorious freshman class of 1912, which consisted of 68 young men (five are missing from the photo, possibly unable to stand upright). These freshies had just quashed the considerably smaller class

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They’ve done it again

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It’s a now a two-year-old tradition to use lip dub video as a way of announcing the guest artists who will be performing at D-Day. This year’s video was a huge undertaking with more than 300 students (and a cameo

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Video Credits: Hung Tran '15 (directed by Deniz Aydogan ’14 and Paige Robnett ’14)

Has anyone seen the Zumba table?

Has anyone seen the zumba table?

The annual Involvement Fair, sponsored by the Campus Leadership and Involvement Center (CLIC), was in full swing yesterday afternoon as the A-Quad filled with students in search of clubs and organizations that fit their interests or sparked new ones. On

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14

Get your move on

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In the pre-iPod 1970s, moving into the dorm was all about your record collection and your stereo components.  (That’s what they called the stack of heavy boxes with connecting cords, shiny knobs and illuminated dials: components.) With speakers that took

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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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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

Word by word

Daniel Littman ’15 works with a student in the writing center.

Often when I tell people that I work for the Denison Writing Center, they ask, “so what, exactly, do you do there?” I usually give them a quick platitude, which is direct and to the point, “I help students with

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Written By: Daniel Littman ’15
Photo Credits: Ryan Li ’15

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

Love is in the air

Love Is In The Air

Hung Tran, a sophomore from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, majoring in communication and computer science, took a stroll around campus, camera in hand. Now we’re sharing the love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15

Frosty fun

Frosty Fun

Ah, February. A little snow here, a hint of sunshine there, and cold temperatures all around. It’s enough to make you want to huddle indoors with a warm blanket and a cup of soup. But University Programming Council (UPC) and

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The significance of Selma

The Significance Of Selma

During winter break, a group of 13 Denison students traveled to Selma, Ala. They worked on a series of service projects, like the Freedom Foundation’s Random Acts Theatre Company (RATCo), which empowers local children through arts programs. “My Break Away

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An adventure to remember

An Adventure To Remember

Every summer, just before fall classes begin, a number of first-years decide to put down their smart phones, pick up a backpack, and take a trip into the wilderness. In its 14th year, Denison Outdoor Orientation (DOO) is a chance

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The view from Luxor

The View From Luxor

Marisa Zemesarajs ’16, an art history major and chemistry minor from Vermillion, Ohio, relishes working at the Denison Museum. Her job gives her an inside peek at the museum’s inner workings, something that’s important to her plans for the future.

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Written By: Marisa Zemesarajs '16

Remembering Liz

Remembering Liz

Liz Minter ’13, an exuberant Denison communication major with a contagious personality from Bronxville, N.Y., died last spring of a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, gliomatosis cerebri, but not before she made an indelible mark on her many

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All dressed up

All Dressed Up

Boo! It’s Halloween on the Hill, and that means we might have a few “visitors” on campus today. Keep an eye out for some of these costumes around the quad. Greek Goddess Kristen Edwards ’15, psychology Girl Scout Julia Douglass

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Ryan Li ’15

Drum roll please …

Drum Roll Please ...

And the 2012 D-Day artist is … singer Mike Posner. The Denison Campus Governance Association (DCGA) announced the annual concert tradition in style thanks to a lip dub video featuring Posner’s “Cooler Than Me.” The video, which starts on the

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15

Stella!

Stella!

The Department of Theatre debuted its first production of the year, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, this past weekend, and audiences have responded with thunderous applause, teary eyes, and standing ovations. Choosing to bring the streets of New

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Written By: Debbie Gillum '14

Something for everyone

Something For Everyone

The Academic Quad was a maze of tables Thursday afternoon for the annual Involvement Fair, a chance for students to sign up to participate in service groups, club sports, multicultural organizations, religious and spiritual groups, and Greek life, among others.

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Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

As many may know, Denison is one of very few undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the country that has its own Cinema Department, which Denison formally established in 1998, thanks to the work of the late professor emeritus Elliott Stout,

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School’s (almost) out for summer

Every year at about this time, there's a bit of a shift in the Denison atmosphere. Today is the last day of classes, and for the rest of this week and next, students take all that learning they did throughout the semester and apply it to final exams, papers, and projects. So instead of seeing them rush from class to class, you're more likely to see sleepy students hunkered down over laptops writing or studying, perfecting the last strokes on a final art project, or in the lab wrapping up their work.  At the end of next week, it'll all be over, and the students will be off on other adventures. The seniors will start preparing for graduation (May 13) and life after Denison. The rest of the students will head home for the summer or embark on summer internships. Some will hang out on the Hill to continue their studies through summer research projects. Our advice to them? Don't forget to rest, because on August 27 at 8:30 a.m., it'll start all over again.

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‘The best in teaching and learning’

'The Best In Teaching And Learning'

Academic Awards Convocation always gets us. Maybe it’s the springtime stroll along Chapel Walk to Swasey, with bells tolling brightly. Or maybe it’s the weather, which by some meteorological happenstance tends to be extra shiny for this particular event. Or

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First Friday, this Friday

First Friday, this Friday

Students searching for stress relief (and let’s face it, who isn’t) have a new reason to look forward to the weekend. On the first Friday of every month, Slayter is becoming a haven of relaxation. A new program, aptly named

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Written By: Natalie Olivo ’13
Photo Credits: Vivian Qin ’12

Where’s your nook?

Where's your nook?

It’s that time of year again. Daffodils are sprouting around campus. The weather is alternating between its lion and lamb personas. And the students are planning spring break trips for next week. But before they can head out to relax

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What’s keeping you busy?

What's Keeping You Busy?

‘Tis the season of exams, projects, papers, and presentations. With less than two weeks left in the semester, the library has more traffic—as does the line at Jazzman’s. It’s crunch time on the Hill. And while they’re feeling that end-of-semester

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12
Photo Credits: Emily Hopcian ’12

Baby, they were down

Baby, They Were Down

You never know what cool Denison stuff you’ll come across on the web, and today’s no exception. It’s a time-lapse video, shot by Hung Tran ’15, of this year’s D-Day concert, held on Oct. 29. Tran captured all the setup

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They had us at ‘hello’

They Had Us At Hello

Let’s just say it up front—this place is all sorts of serious about education, the life-changing kind that happens in classrooms, labs, and studios. But when the paper isn’t due for a week and there’s no test tomorrow, there is

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It’s on!

It's On!

It’s the first day of classes and students are everywhere, meeting and greeting after a long summer away. Strolling along Chapel Walk. Grabbing breakfast in the dining hall. Studying in the library (yes–already!).  Checking mail in Slayter. Chatting on A-Quad.

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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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Returning the love

Returning The Love

As a 10-year-old, Lauren Mueller ’13 found herself in a situation no child can imagine. Living in Colorado and caught in an abusive relationship with her mother, Lauren was placed in foster care. What she didn’t know was that she

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The things they’ll carry

Mark Heckmann '11

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

A day in the life…at the Statehouse

A Day In The Life

My alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., with Katy Perry blasting in my ear. It’s a challenge, trying not to wake my roommates while figuring out what to wear—something professional but not stuffy—for a very unusual day. I settle on

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Written By: Amy Lyon '11

Shhhhh… people are trying to study

Shhhhh… People Are Trying To Study

It’s hard to find an open table at the library (or anywhere else on campus) these days as students hunker down for some serious study time. Today marks the beginning of finals week, which runs through Tuesday. Good luck, all.

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Championship weekend

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At a time when most colleges’ spring sports athletes are turning in their jerseys and making their summer plans, a number of Denison’s spring teams are just beginning to heat up. One of the most successful years in Denison athletics

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CNN coverage of global events includes Denison’s East Quad

CNN Coverage Of Global Events Includes Denison's East Quad

College students around the country reacted overnight to the breaking news coming out of Pakistan. Denison’s students were no exception, with several hundred gathering on the East Quad, as reported on CNN. “Everyone was united and celebrating our country, regardless

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The Royal Wedding and … Denison?

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On Friday morning, the world was abuzz as Prince William and Kate Middleton prepared to walk down the aisle and exchange vows. And after Colleen Russo ’12 and her friends on campus appeared on the E! Entertainment Television special, “Live from

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12

‘To Denison’ like you’ve never heard it before

The quintet of (L-R) Harry Brisson '11, Aaron Bennett '13, Simon Mont '11, Nathaniel Crawford '14, and Adam Safer '14 perform a new arrangement of the alma mater at the Academic Awards Convo.

This video features one of the many highlights of the 2011 Academic Awards Convocation: a new take on the college’s alma mater, “To Denison.” Jazz aficionado Eric “Harry” Brisson ’11 (far left) arranged the piece as a project this semester

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Local kids have their interests ‘PEAKed’

Local Kids Have Their Interests 'PEAKed'

This semester, students in Suzanne Baker’s “The Learner and the Teacher: Childhood” course created lesson plans, and over the last several weeks, they put the plans into action in schools across Newark. Visiting second grade classrooms in five of Newark’s

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The real impact of ‘No Impact’

The Real Impact Of ‘No Impact’

In honor of Earth Week, Olivia Aguilar, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, discusses the meaning of her No Impact class project—inspired by Colin Beavan’s book No Impact Man—and shares a few tips on spending the week “carbon-free.” And her

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They came to dance, dance, dance [FOLLOW-UP]

They Came To Dance, Dance, Dance [FOLLOW-UP]

As promised, we have video from Friday’s flash mob on the Academic Quad. Near as we could count, the dance to Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” involved some 200 people, with several hundred more gathering around to watch. The participants, mostly students,

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Four years in the making

Four Years In The Making

It’s Friday afternoon. The sun’s shining brightly as students, mostly seniors, head for Swasey Chapel. There’s a buzz in the air with members of the Class of 2011 wondering who might receive an award. Professors, administrators and members of the

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They came to dance, dance, dance

They Came to Dance, Dance, Dance

It happened on the Quad today, and it happened fast—a flash mob in the sun. If you missed the group dance to Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” check in with TheDEN next week. We got the whole thing on video!

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Enchanting theatre

Enchanting Theatre

This spring the Singer’s Theatre Workshop brought to life Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “Iolanthe,” otherwise known as “The Peer and the Peri.” It’s a playful romp starring enchanting fairies and pompous lords of the realm. And, as the photo

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They’re bendy

They're Bendy

What’s fun, scary, and more fun? The Kenya Safari Acrobats performing at Swasey Chapel Wednesday evening as part of Culture Jam. The students ate it up like popcorn.

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Making peace

Making Peace

Sibylle Freiermuth and Megan Keaveney just won $10,000 — but these seniors are not going to Disney World. Instead, they’re headed to India this summer with a goal of empowering women who live in the slums of Mumbai. The $10,000

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‘They have never experienced this kind of quake before’

Yu Itaka '11, center, is a music major from Japan.

Yu Itaka, a senior from Japan, told The Newark Advocate what a relief it is to know that his family members are safe and what he’s heard from them in the aftermath of that country’s earthquakes and tsunami. “My family

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Creating better chemistry

Creating Good Chemistry

Could an organic chem lab use a little tweaking? Why not make it better for students? (Here, the word “lab” doesn’t mean the room with beakers and Bunsen burners; it means the act of carrying out a specific experiment in

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Theatre as a two-way street

Theatre As A Two-Way Street

Denison Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone has been a huge hit with students and Granville residents alike. And last week, the cast and crew stayed around after the performances for “talk-back” sessions to address some of the issues raised in the

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Peace Corps & Denison go hand-in-hand

Peace Corps. It's Part Of What We Do.

Phil Waite spends a lot of time with lab supplies. As the Chemistry Department’s stockroom supervisor, it’s his job. But 36 years ago, he was working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, and he didn’t have enough supplies, or

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

The correct answer is: ‘Who is Watson?’

The Correct Answer Is: 'Who Is Watson?'

This week, a crew of busy math and computer science students carved out a 30-minute break, grabbed some munchies, and gathered up to watch the final installment of  “Jeopardy! Battle of Man vs. Machine.” It featured IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, against

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Celebrating African cultures

Celebrating African Cultures

African Awareness Week is off and running. Last evening, students of the African Student Association held a Fun and Games night in Slayter. Events during the rest of the week include a panel on breaking African stereotypes, mystery movie night,

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Arts and sciences with The Works

The Works

Some might say this is a match made in heaven. No, not Prince William and Kate Middleton—it’s Denison and The Works that can’t get enough of each other. The Works is a unique museum, just down the road in the

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Liberal arts grads who mean business

Liberal Arts Grads Who Mean Business

For most students, winter break was a time to relax and recharge. But for some aspiring entrepreneurs, the week before classes resumed in January was a time to work in the salt mines. Well, they weren’t “salt mines” so much

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

Sculpting the ‘Unseen’

Sculpting The Unseen

When Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 (Guangzhou, China) began her studio art project, she set out to explore her spirituality. The project, titled Unseen, took a topic that is sometimes difficult to describe and channeled it through sculpture. Inspired by artists

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Poets taking on the dream

Poets Taking On The Dream

Students gathered on overstuffed couches and settled at café tables Wednesday night at the Bandersnatch, talking quietly and greeting one another for a time until two students took the stage. Steve Flores ’11 (Hyde Park, Mass.) and Akeila Benjamin ’13

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With a healthy disregard for the impossible

With a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible

In the week leading up to this semester, 70 students and a handful of faculty facilitators retreated to snowy Salt Fork State Park for Denison’s 10th annual LeaderShape Institute. For six intense days, through dialogue, teamwork, and introspection, the students

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Diving into DNA research

Diving Into DNA Research

Here in the dead of winter, the notion of catching a few rays sounds pretty darn good, but some rays are more dangerous than others, as Anna Boudoures ’12 (St. Louis, Mo.) and John Snee ’11 (Washington, Pa.) have witnessed

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Denison in the Blogosphere (1/6/11)

Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates '04. Photo courtesy of RyanHumbert.com.

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum rocking out and another putting her studio art

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You might have to go 8,527 miles to find a better collection

You Might Have to Go 8,527 miles to Find a Better Collection

A recent gift to the Denison Museum has made what used to be one of the best collections of Burmese art in the world even better. Here’s how it happened: Owen Lee has lived near Granville for 25 years, but

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Landmark diner closes

Photo by Paul Rinkes '94 | www.rinkesphotography.com

New Year’s Eve brings glad tidings, bright hopes for a shiny new year—and the end of an era? Granville is still a lively little village, but there are a few changes afoot. Not only did Victoria’s Parlour close earlier this

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Moot is the point

Moot Is The Point

The issue is no longer open for discussion—the Moot Court crew took first prize in its regional competition and earned several additional accolades. Juniors Christina Bazak (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.), and Steven Profitt (Carlisle, Ohio), grabbed the number one spot

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Saving water, one drop at a time

Saving Water, One Drop At A Time

Students are just as clean and well-hydrated as they were a few weeks ago, but now they’re being smarter with their water resources, thanks to the annual Water Wars. Each year, Denison sponsors the competition, which pits hall against hall,

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Natalie in the middle

Natalie in the Middle

At the start of this school year, as I was moving back to campus and hauling trash bags of clothes into my new res hall, it felt like just yesterday that I had been a first-year. But this time, moving

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

This article is not editable: Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales visits campus

Wales On Wiki

Jimmy Wales was all over campus on Wednesday, Dec. 8, meeting with students and talking about his ubiquitous brainchild, Wikipedia. His visit was part of this year’s slate of events tied to the Spectrum Series campus theme, “Community and Technology.”

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International intrigue

International Intrigue

It’s not every day that U.S. college students have to fully imagine themselves as citizens of another nation—say, Pakistan, for example. But that’s exactly how one Denison political science class spent part of their Thanksgiving break. Sophia Chen ’11 (Bridgewater,

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Written By: Natalie Olivo ’13

UPC wins awards

FROM LEFT: JOSEPH WINEGARDNER ’12 (BREMEN, OHIO), STEPHANIE FOIS ’12 (MAMARONECK, N.Y.), GARY FLEISNER ’13 (MCDONALD, PA.), TALI LEKORENOS ’13 (CONCORD, MASS.), MICHAEL CHUNG ’13 (CHELSEA, MASS.) AND MICHAEL IVY ’13 (CHICAGO).

Sitting on a comfy couch on the second floor of Slayter Hall, Stephanie Fois ’12 (Mamaroneck, NY) practically glows with excitement after her recent trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., on behalf of the University Programming Council (UPC). There, she and

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From East to Higley

From East to Higley

Erin Copple Smith originally came to Denison back in 2000 as a first-year student who was determined to have the whole liberal arts experience, taking advantage of every moment, and she did. From academia, to theatre production, to sorority life,

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Denison in the Blogosphere (11/29/10)

Liz Averbeck '04 (Photo from Waffles on the Boardwalk)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum switching gears mid-career and another penning a heartfelt

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Taking it all in

Christina Gorski '12

This semester, I’m living in New York City for my off-campus study adventure. Every day, I walk past the Empire State Building on the way to work and by The New York Times on the way home. At first, I

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Written By: Christina Gorski '12

Making refugees feel at home

Helping Refugees In Ohio

Erik Singh, a senior from Pemberville, Ohio, likes to help people to settle in. He became involved in the plight of the Somali population in central Ohio two years ago when he joined the Denison chapter of the Roosevelt Institute,

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Measure by measure

Measure By Measure

Beethoven was in the air this week as students learned directly from members of the Pacifica Quartet and pianist Menahem Pressler. After Sunday’s Vail Series performance in Swasey Chapel, Pacifica violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and cellist Brandon Vamos tutored a student

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My fellow Denisonians…

Bearing an uncanny likeness to Lucas Meyer ’12, Congressional candidate Charlie Powell (center) talks shop with DCGA President-elect Rob Moore ’12 (left) and VP-elect Manny Horsford ’13.

UPDATE: Charlie Powell won the election on Nov. 17, capturing 58% of the vote. While roaring fans rattle the Barclay-Thomsen bleachers during a women’s soccer match, a smaller crowd gathers around a table off to the side of the field.

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

This is your brain on caffeine

This Is Your Brain On Caffeine

On Saturday, Nov. 6, several science professors and the student-officers of NERD (Neuroscience Education & Research at Denison) hosted 41 Columbus area high school students in Burton Morgan Center for a day of hands-on “brain” science. The high schoolers were

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The future is now

The Future Is Now

Nine o’clock on a Saturday morning isn’t exactly prime time for student activities. But the first-year students, sophomores, and juniors who attended The Future is Now: Graduate School Preparation Conference and Resource Fair in October got a leg up on

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Written By: Jordan Kurker-Mraz '14

Staging the conversation

Staging The Conversation

Just like the title implies, the Theatre Department’s latest production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone was about, well, a dead man’s cell phone. Or rather, it was about how that phone, and technology in general, is a fulcrum for the

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

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

The brush strokes of reconciliation

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Early this year, Erin Saul ’11 traveled across the Atlantic to work at a peace and reconciliation center in Northern Ireland. Much of her time was spent working with the people of Ireland, but in the quiet moments, she found

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On the fast track

Kevin Locke ’88, Matt Fadel ’08, and Will Curtis ’11 talked shop at today’s Career EXPO.

‘Tis the season to leave the jeans and T’s behind and don those suits, ties, and sensible heels, because Career Services is delivering a one-two punch this week with the 18th annual Career EXPO today and the Graduate/Professional School Fair

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Networking at the speed of Denison

Networking at the Speed of Denison

“What do I do after Denison?” Unless they’re lucky enough to win the lottery (or the Showcase Showdown), most students will be looking for gainful employment or continuing their education after graduation. Right now, on the second floor of Slayter,

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Making a splash

Making a Splash

Biology majors Jennifer Clemmer ’11 and Eliza Miller ’11 aren’t afraid to make a splash. As part of the Summer Scholar Program, they explored neighboring ponds to discover the relationship between the invasive mosquitofish and native bluegill. With the help

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Big Red Weekend hits The Hill

Big Red Weekend Hits The Hill

Denison students and faculty are back to their usual schedules of classes and practices and rehearsals and homework, but remnants of Big Red Weekend still linger. The tent that hosted the Meet the Faculty Reception and several community meals is

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Does talking make a difference?

Does Talking Make a Difference?

On a warm September morning on the academic quad, a group of students is having a serious conversation, but it’s not about being inundated with homework or what’s on the menu at Curtis. Here, at the heart of campus, they

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Denison in the Blogosphere (9/23/10)

Denison in the Blogosphere

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got Nora the Explora, Denison/Granville getting props from The Cleve, and

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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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Great Wall, Great Music

Great Wall, Great Music

Over the summer, more than 60 student musicians and several Music Department professors packed their bags, jumped on a plane, and walked into a whirlwind that carried them through three Chinese cities in ten days. Performing in Shanghai, Xi’an and

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Choices, choices

Choices, Choices

Thursday afternoon on the Quad was hot, loud and fun. More than 100 campus organizations set up for the Involvement Fair, decked out with popcorn, balloons, frisbees, and live music. The event was arranged for students — especially first-years  to

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DU + MathFest = Awards

Mathfest

Not too long ago, 10 Denison students headed to Pittsburgh for MathFest 2010, a national conference for numbers junkies. They walked away with five awards for their presentations. That’s a 50 percent success rate, at least according to our calculations. The

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First day of classes

First Day of Classes

Classes have begun! Check out photos from the A-Quad on Monday morning.

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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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Learning the ropes

Learning the Ropes: Denison Outdoor Orientation

The first three days of the new students’ college experience are busy ones. Orientation, taking place at Denison this year Aug. 26-29, is a time for meeting a ton of new people, moving into a new “second home,” and becoming

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Photo Credits: Christy Trager (DEUCE Photos)

Make it happen

Make It Happen

So you want to change the world. How do you take your next step? Denison students are exploring the answers this week, during a six-day social entrepreneurship workshop called “Make It Happen,” which is offered by Denison’s Burton D. Morgan

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