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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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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A home for history

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In 2014, over 18 million Americans traveled to Washington, D.C. Many of them walked the stairs of the Capitol building, posed for a picture outside the White House, and joined the ranks of locals, schoolchildren, and tourists exploring the long

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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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We are family

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It turns out that 108 members of the great Class of 2014 have a family member who also graduated from Denison. Some have just one family connection, and one soon-to-be alumna, Alexandra Painter ’14 from Concord, Mass., has as many

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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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‘An internationally respected statesman’

President Barak Obama bestows the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, upon Denison alumnus Sen. Richard Lugar '54.

In a White House ceremony on Nov. 20, Denison alumnus and former U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar ’54 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award, which was established by President John F. Kennedy

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Photo Credits: The White House

Inauguration celebration

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Adam Weinberg became Denison’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, but on October 11, it all became official when Denison Board of Trustees Chair Tom Hoaglin ’71 presented Weinberg with the presidential medal and gave him his official charge to

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White House honors

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On August 8, President Barack Obama announced that former Sen. Richard Lugar ’54, is one of 16 recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Other recipients include President Bill Clinton, late astronaut Sally Ride, singer Loretta

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National treasure

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During a ceremony at the White House on July 10, Denison alumnus William G. Bowen ’55, president emeritus of both Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. Bowen’s son,

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Photo Credits: Chuck Zovko, Zovko Photographic for Lafayette College; The White House

Five things I wish I knew at 22

Things I Wish I Knew at 22

My youngest daughter just graduated from the College of William & Mary. It was a weekend marked by extraordinary traditions, as William & Mary, chartered in 1693, is the second oldest college in the country. The contrast of tradition with

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Written By: Matthew Harrington ’84
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The portrait of a president

The Portrait of a President

Throughout his 15 years as Denison’s president, Dale Knobel often has spent time in the Presidents’ Room, which is tucked into a quiet corner of the library’s main floor. There on the walls are the painted portraits of the Denison

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Home of the Big Red

Home of the Big Red

Nearly everyone who crowded into the spacious atrium of the newly renovated Mitchell Center last Friday afternoon (April 19) held a red sports pennant that read “Lou’s Team.” During the dedication of the building, they waved them in honor of

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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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Tenured talent

Tenured Talent

The newest cadre of tenured faculty members represents a diverse group of academic disciplines—and, as President Knobel says, “It’s always exciting to welcome young colleagues into the ranks of senior faculty and to celebrate the energy they bring to teaching,

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Nice to meet you, Dr. Weinberg

Nice To Meet You, Dr. Weinberg

On Monday, Nov. 12, the campus community was formally introduced to Dr. Adam Weinberg, who will become the next president of Denison on July 1, 2013, the day after President Knobel retires after 15 years at the helm. Swasey Chapel

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Denison’s next president

Denison's Next President

Chair of the Board of Trustees Tom Hoaglin ’71 was delighted to announce today (Nov. 1, 2012) at the general faculty meeting that Adam Weinberg will become Denison’s 20th president, succeeding Dale Knobel, who will retire on June 30, 2013,

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Well represented

Well Represented

As a first-year student in the fall of 2007, Mark Heckmann ’11 looked up to a student whom he felt epitomized leadership on campus. It was a turbulent time; the topics of tolerance and civility were at the forefront of

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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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‘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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Commodities in an uncertain economy

Commodities in an Uncertain Economy

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com As businesses all over the world emerge from a February that saw political unrest and turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East, March is creating even more economic uncertainty. The price of oil

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Former AG tapped to lead state’s university system

Jim Petro '70 has been selected as Ohio's next chancellor of higher education.

On March 14, Jim Petro ’70 will add another title to his impressive résumé. The former auditor and attorney general of Ohio has just been named as the new chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, the top leadership position

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So THAT’S what university presidents think about…

William G. Bowen '54, former president of Princeton University

William G. Bowen ’55 knows a thing or two (hundred) about leading world-class institutions. After all, he was president of Princeton University for 16 years, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for another 20, and has served on the

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Staying here, moving forward

Staying Here, Moving Forward

University President Dale T. Knobel and the college’s Board of Trustees have announced an agreement on a new multi-year contract that will keep Knobel at Denison’s helm through the end of the 2012-13 academic year, when he plans to retire.

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Threat reduction in Africa

Threat Reduction In Africa

On Nov. 14, Senator Richard G. Lugar ’54 (R-Ind.) returned from a trip to Africa where he and a panel of Pentagon arms experts inspected sites that represent a new wave of international security concerns. In Uganda and Kenya, they visited

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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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Breaking new ground for the Big Red

Breaking New Ground for the Big Red

Denison University has broken ground on a $38.5 million renovation and expansion of the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center. “This is a project that has been long in planning, and we’re excited to see it now underway,” says Denison President

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Photo Credits: © Hastings & Chivetta Architects

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