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

Rally for “the race”

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The longest race in college swimming is the 1,650-yard freestyle— aka the mile. It’s a grueling race that can test the will of even the most soundly trained athletes. As tough as that event may be, it’s not what Denison

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Written By: Craig Hicks

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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Fantastic finish

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Natalie Lugg ’14 didn’t really know what had happened when she touched the wall to finish the 100 breaststroke event at the NCAA National Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend in Indianapolis (March 19-22). It wasn’t until she turned around

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‘Sempre avanti’

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On Feb. 10, Maddie Armitage ’13 sent out a request for an influx of emails. She wanted to use hard copies of the messages as uplifting wallpaper in the Multipurpose Room of the Mitchell Center, which has been designated as

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When the students are away…

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Although the students don’t come back to campus until next Monday (January 20), staffers and some faculty have been back since January 2, working away and gearing up for the spring semester. Slayter has been quiet during the lunch hour

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Water world

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During the last weekend in September, Denison pulled out all the stops for Big Red Weekend, with picture-perfect autumn weather featuring bright blue skies and puffy white clouds—and with the introduction of alumni, families and friends to the Trumbull Aquatics

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The latest in desk décor

If you're a sports fan, you know sports writer and radio personality Dan Patrick. And if you're a Dan Patrick fan and a Denison fan, you may have been pretty excited to see a familiar Denison symbol during a recent Dan Patrick Show simulcast: a Denison swim cap. It first appeared in June and has been part of the studio décor for a few weeks now. How did it get there? Turns out, Nancy Duncan Porter, a development officer for the college, began trading emails with the Dan Patrick team back in March in hopes of getting a group of organizational studies students a tour of the studio and a chat with some professionals in the broadcasting and entertainment world. Unfortunately, the show wasn't equipped to host a tour at the time, but when a Duncan Porter sent them the cap, the Dan Patrick team offered up the hat trick as a very cool consolation prize.

DEN SHOTS:

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All in the family

All In The Family

Thirty-six years ago, Brenda Borgh punched her ticket to the Montreal Olympics when she placed third in the 400 meter freestyle at the 1976 US Swimming Olympic Team Trials. Four years ago, at the 2008 qualifying meet, she watched from

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Written By: Emily Hopcian ’12

Hail the conquering heroes!

Hail the Conquering Heroes

DEN SHOTS: Watch the archived stream on DenisonBigRed.com!

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Men on a mission

Men On A Mission

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said about national championships, “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” Similarly last weekend, Denison’s celebrated swimming coach Gregg Parini remarked about his team’s defense of its 2011 national men’s title, “Matching last

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Tonight’s the night

Tonight's The Night

After five decades of legendary competition and grueling, superstar-producing workouts, Denison’s venerable Gregory Swimming Pool will host its final swimming and diving meet tonight. Following the dual meet with Malone University, the pool will be relegated to swimming and diving practices

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Who needs a roof?

Here's some pretty proof that the new natatorium project is coming right along—water! Even in advance of having four walls and a roof, they recently conducted testing for the water-tightness of the pool. (It passed.) We'll have another big milestone later this month when the steel structure of the building starts to go up around it. And the project is right on schedule to open in time for the fall 2012 semester.

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Denison in the Blogosphere (7/25/11)

Denison In The Blogosphere (7/25/11)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. Here’s a summer sampling of Denisonia, including a Salt Lake City playwright, prison-to-prison swim, a new idea

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Photo Credits: It Starts With Blog, Newark Advocate, Shelter Musical Blog, Vernon Hills Review

‘This team will never be forgotten’

'This Team Will Never Be Forgotten'

It doesn’t get much better than this, sports fans. At high noon on Friday, hundreds gathered to cheer the students and coaches of the 2011 Big Red men’s swimming and diving team for their first-ever NCAA National Championship. The “Rally

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Big Red wins national title, ends rival’s historic 31-year streak

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Athletic contests are decided by a single point all of the time. Whether it’s a buzzer-beating 3-pointer or a walk-off home run, the anticipation and the finality is part of what endears us to sports. That’s all well and good,

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Photo Credits: Ben K. Moser
Video Credits: Emily Hopcian '12

No limits

No Limits

Emily Hopcian, a junior butterflyer from Novi, Mich., competes on the Big Red swimming and diving squad that earned its third straight North Coast Athletic Conference title at the recent championship meet held in Canton’s Branin Natatorium. Her team set a new

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

It’s official

It's official

Earthmovers and excavators have been at work pushing dirt around outside the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center for a few weeks now, but on Friday, Oct. 15, it all became official. A crowd of some 200 Denison alumni, trustees, students,

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