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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

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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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Photo Credits: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

It’s Hal Holbrook Day!

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On Feb. 17, 1925, a boy was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He would be named Harold. No one knew then, of course, that Harold would become Hal Holbrook ’48, the famed actor who brought Mark Twain to life on stage;

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DU on ABC

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If you’ve spent any time watching ABC during this week, you may have noticed something special: Denison — and more Denison. The first came during Wednesday (Oct. 1) night’s episode of ABC’s The Middle, “The Loneliest Locker.” Sue Heck, the

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14

Hawkeye and Hot Lips and Klinger … oh my!

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Ideas for research projects come in all shapes and forms. It could be a class, conversation, or for summer scholar Emily Smith ’15, watching a TV Land rerun. Smith, who is researching the TV series M*A*S*H (1972-1983), first discovered the

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14

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

Getting silly with Steve

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It’s not news. It’s not life-changing. But it’s Spring Break, so here’s some silly fun with Steve Carell ’84 chatting with Jimmy Fallon about his new movie, his first date, and his gig as a DJ on WDUB Radio at

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Our pal Hal

Our Pal Hal

On Friday, Sept. 21, alumnus Hal Holbrook ’48, a four-time-Emmy-award-winning actor perhaps best known for his performances as American icon Mark Twain, spent an informal and humorous hour on campus with fellow Denisonians, sharing stories about his time on the

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In it to win it

Tonight's The Night

Tonight, a lot of us on campus and around the country will be tuning in to America’s Got Talent (NBC: 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central). It’s the season’s final round, and Denison grad Tom Cotter ’86 is one of the

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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.

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Denison’s got talent

Denison's Got Talent

In case you missed it last night, a very funny Tom Cotter ’86 made a big splash on America’s Got Talent. Getting laughs out of all three judges, the New York comedian impressed Howard, Howie, and Sharon enough to make

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That’s what he tweets

That's What He Tweets

It was only a matter of time…With the Bronx Zoo Cobra, Angelina Jolie’s leg, and your grandma all on Twitter, it’s only right that our favorite Hollywood funnyman—Steve Carell ’84—has finally joined the Tweeterverse. His first tweet was less than

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Photo Credits: Denison Archives and Mark Seliger of GQ

And the survey says…

And The Survey Says....

Fun Fact: Laura Wilson ’14 and her family, including sister Sarah ’09, appeared earlier this week on the Family Feud with Steve Harvey. And believe it or not, Wilson’s family has a history with the game show. Their father, Doug

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‘A downgrade in confidence’

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Denison Trustee Lee Sachs ’85 has an idea or two about economic policy. The co-founder and CEO of the financial services firm Alliance Partners and a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, he is often looked to for insights and understanding.

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Sometimes you win and sometimes you get Bazinga-ed

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Get Bazinga-ed

Sadly, Denison’s two Emmy nominees went home empty-handed on Sunday. Christian Homlish’ 03, producer of Top Chef, saw his show lose the Outstanding Reality-Competition to The Amazing Race, which has won the award eight of the last nine years. And though it

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The nominations are in

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On September 18, two Denison graduates will be smoothing out their tuxes in preparation for the 63rd annual Emmy Awards show, to be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Christian Homlish ’03 will be there to see if

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Remembering Mark Haines

Mark Haines (1946-2011)

Veteran journalist and CNBC anchor Mark Haines ’68 died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at his home. He was 65 years old. Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC, said Haines will be deeply missed. “With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview

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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

Michael Scott takes a bow

Michael Scott Takes A Bow

After seven seasons, the “World’s Best Boss” is cleaning out his desk and leaving Scranton. Last year, Steve Carell ’84—who plays Michael Scott on the TV comedy series The Office—announced that this season would be his last as the incompetent

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

‘The Diplomacy of a Good Sport’

The Diplomacy of a Good Sport

This week, ESPN President George Bodenheimer ’80 was the featured interviewee of “The Monday Interview” in London’s Financial Times. (To read the article, you can go to www.ft.com and register for free limited access to the publication.) Written by Matthew

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Written By: Emily Hopcian '12

‘Late Show’ with Denison

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[youtube]7Vz4qKkhvrc width=”600″ height=”450″[/youtube] David Letterman’s had a big dose of Big Red lately, and we think he likes it. Tuesday night, Jennifer Garner ’94 joined Letterman to promote her new movie Arthur. In a segment about her college days at

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When volcanoes are overblown

Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geosciences

Here’s what happened: Late last year, a scientific journal published a paper on a magma surge at Yellowstone. Sounds scary, right? Sure, volcanoes are scary. There was a lot of sophisticated monitoring going on, and the hard science didn’t indicate

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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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Homestead roots on ‘Portlandia’ farm

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Three Homestead alumni have been out in Oregon, just going about their business, and now their chickens are getting face time on cable TV. Eric Campbell, Nolan Calisch, and Chris Seigel, all class of 2006, are the founders of Wealth

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Creepy crawly cakes

Holly Menninger '00

Just for fun, Holly Menninger ’00, the seriously successful entomologist at Cornell, recently did a stint on Food Network Challenge: Monster Bug Cakes, helping to judge the cakes’ overall appeal and, of course, their creepy-crawly accuracy. The FN website describes

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Heeere’s Mona!

Heeere’s Mona!

[youtube]G0xq2K-ut8U width=”600″ height=”450″[/youtube] Johnny Carson fans, take note: once upon a time—Dec. 15, 1966, to be exact, a talented Denison alumna cracked up The King of Late Night, and we’ve got the video to prove it. Actress and voice-over artist

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As Ohio goes…

As Ohio Goes

Political junkies are in their glory right now, sorting out who’s ahead in the polls and who’s lagging behind. Poli sci prof Mike Brady recently he sat down with Ohio Public Radio & Television’s Statehouse News Bureau on “The State

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Come on down!

Kat Lenhart '09 and Bryan Blaskie '09

This is just fun. You just never know where a Denisonian will pop up…maybe even on a gameshow. Kat Lenhart ’09 was the big winner on the The Price is Right this afternoon. Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed she was

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Must-See TV

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Set your DVRs, folks, because Thursday night prime time soon will be overtaken by Denison grads. During NBC’s premiere week, Steve Carell ’84 will begin his final season of “The Office,” and the show’s next-door neighbor is a new comedy

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Hats off to Holbrook

Hats Off to Holbrook

Hal Holbrook ’48 is seriously busy. He may be 85 years old, but his distinguished career as one of America’s most respected stage and screen actors is hot as a rocket. Even that media-darling Betty White has nothing on this

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Denison in the Blogosphere (8/30/10)

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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 this afternoon’s fix of Denisonia, one alum cracks a mathematical conundrum, while another keeps last night’s

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