Extraverts Have All the Mentors

By Paul A. Djupe In a previous post, I shone a spotlight on Denison’s commitment to mentorship by showing its reported extent among students. It’s arguably one of the signature initiatives of the Weinberg administration, Denison is recognized for it, and you can see the messaging about it regularly. For instance, Denison’s national champion swim…

Changing Majors: The Law of Unintended Consequences

By Paul A. Djupe There’s this old show called Felicity that I really liked back in the day. Felicity applied to NYU on a lark to chase a boy. That’s ridiculous, obviously, but she quickly moved past that hiccup in cognition and took advantage of all that college had to offer. The reason I mention…

New Parking on Campus…yay or nay?

By The Darian of Harrington Another semester has rushed by and numerous new features have been implemented on our home on the hill for the 2017-2018 academic year: the amazing and totally useful wall in front of Slayter, half of South Quad being shut down due to construction, and most importantly (in my opinion) the…

The Classroom – Schoolhouse of Democracy?

By Paul A. Djupe [photo credit: I took the photo in fall 2016 on the quad, but I don’t know who drew this – anyone want to take credit?] My species, the one that stands at the front and brings markers to class, is frequently touting the benefits of education for democracy: the educated are…

Democrats and Republicans Disagree About A Lot More Than Just Trump

By Oliver Gladfelter Because Denison is a residential campus, we spend the vast majority of four years in close proximity to one another, creating an abundance of opportunities to develop relationships that will provide support, cultivate learning, and promote growth. Yet relationships do not always entail admiration and fondness – some that we learn and…

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If Men Were Angels: Policy Support At Denison

By Abigail Zofchak, emeritus 127er Hello, old friends. Since I have started working on my Masters of Public Policy, I have thought a lot about how different types of individuals respond to certain policies. Creating public policy is a two-way street. It’s not just about what, but also about who. Can we better understand how…

Advice For Holiday Harmony: Debate, Denison Style

By Eric Buehler and Paul A. Djupe Winter break is upon us and with it the risk of political debate with relatives, be it your uncle, who is convinced the government is trying to take his guns, or your vegan cousin, who insists on the curative properties of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. We’re aware of this…

Weinbergisms

By Bobby Craig A figure of stability, wisdom, and optimism on our campus, President Weinberg has now been at Denison for five years. In this time, Denison has broken ground on the Eisner Center, admissions and ratings have steadily improved, and a promise to the liberal arts has been renewed and never felt so strong….