Do Denisonians Value Democracy Over Party?

By Eizo Lang-Ezekiel The death of democracy does not always occur with a coup d’état or a revolution. Instead, it often decays one small step at a time, with gradual norm breaking by politicians while people stay passive or even supportive.[1] Democracy has weakened in many countries, such as in Turkey, Hungary and Brazil, but…

If you play video games, are you a terrible democratic citizen?

If you play video games, are you a terrible democratic citizen? By The Darian of Harrington In 2018, a political science professor at Fordham University, Nicholas Tampio, wrote a provocative article entitled ‘Fortnite teaches the wrong lessons’. In this article, Tampio made the claim that individuals who play the single-player mode of the popular video…

The Numbers of our Campus

By Matt McHugh Have you ever wondered what Denison students define as binge drinking? Have you wondered if a students major influences his or her level of political engagement? Have you ever wondered what personality traits define the most successful students? The role of One Twenty Seven blog is to answer questions such as these,…

How we get it back: Building Trust

By Paul A. Djupe If the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,”[1] holy cow is that arc wiggly these days. Because when I think of the main engine of justice, I think of the federal government of the United States. There is arguably no institution in the world that…

Clash of the Cafs

By Lauren Somers Alright everyone, let’s settle this debate. Which is better: Huffman or Curtis? The March 2017 survey asked the question: “Where is the best place to eat on campus?” and included options for Curtis, Huffman, Slayter, and “My Room.” Due to new regulations, Slayter is not on the menu for 2018. The result…

Still In For Public Service in the Trump Era?

[Cover image: This is Denison graduate Ben Hobbs who now works for the Domestic Policy Council, which is the primary domestic policy review and advising body of the Executive Office of the President in the Trump White House. It’s a high honor to work there and we’re proud of Ben for this achievement.] By Paul…

Partisanship at Denison, 2010-2018

By Paul A. Djupe The 2016 elections were remarkable for many things, but one of which was the huge gulf separating college-educated voters from those with less education. Until 2016, the two groups had basically tracked together, but significantly parted ways over Trump. What have partisan trends looked like among the aspiring-to-be-college-educated voters on campus?…

Denison Trump Approval UP Slightly at the 2018 Midterms

By Paul A. Djupe Can you believe it has been more than 2 years of the Trump Administration? There is so much that has happened to the US and world in that time that it’s hard to remember it all. Oliver Gladfelter told me to jettison my outrageously short list of what this administration has…

Denison 2018 Midterm Voter Turnout!

By Paul A. Djupe The polls just closed in Ohio and everyone is excited to know what we think the vote looked like among Denison students. We are just wrapping up our poll of students this semester (~530 responded) and are taking a quick look on election eve. Overall, student voter interest was down from…

Choose a Major, Plug Into Life

By Paul A. Djupe It must be so annoying to get The Question all the time. Every family gathering, I recall, was peppered with it, people pestering you probably because they didn’t know what else to ask. “So what’s your major?” is arguably one of the lesser questions about your four years in college. At…