Kick Starting Student Self-Governance: The Student Advisory Board

By Paul A. Djupe With trust in government at an all-time low, congressional failure to negotiate another pandemic bailout package, and the president attacking the integrity of the electoral process, we have multiple indicators that democracy is fading in the United States. What are we going to do about it? How can we revitalize democracy?…

Covid-19 Testing at Denison: How Does it Measure Up?

By Siobhán Mitchell After nearly a month on campus, I finally received my golden ticket and was cordially invited to get my first on-campus COVID-19 test. So, on Monday September 7th, I joined the line of students outside the Slayter coffee bar, not for a caffeine boost, but for the infamous nasopharyngeal swab. Friendly faces…

How Well Do You Know Denison(ians)?

By The 127 Team Yeah, you’ve been here for 3 weeks, but because of covid rules, do you really know Denison yet? 127 (<- click for an overview) can help. We’ve been covering the campus for yeeeeaaaaars and have bird’s eye views of the student body and campus life. A couple of former and current…

So Where Are Denisonians Drinking?

By Maggie Miller [Note: This is the 3rd piece in a series about the Denison social scene. Post 1. Post 2.] In our first two posts of our OneTwentySeven Moonies investigation, we have established that the Denison student body is not overwhelmingly positive towards the Moonies and that the opening of the Moonies in the…

Denisonians Are Divided over Economics, Politics, and the US Itself

By Max Dehon Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders offer unique critiques of the United States from their ends of the political spectrum. President Trump emboldens the idea of capitalism at the core of the United States, whereas Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist. How do Denison students feel about these economic models and how…

How Did the Moonies Gap Affect Denison Drinking?

By Maggie Miller [Note: This is part 2 in a series about social culture at Denison. Part 1] In my recent post on OneTwentySeven, we took a trip down memory lane of the last three and ½ years of Denison social culture and arrived in the Fall of 2019 with the introduction of the Moonies….

Is There a Class Basis of Academic Success at Denison

By Paul A. Djupe College is supposed to be the great equalizer. We (prof-types) assign grades based on merit, grant equal access to help, and focus considerable resources to ensure understanding of new material. But there are a number of ragged edges. So, when I ran across a tweet from Sociologist @JessicaCalarco with results from…

How Coronavirus Could Have Spread On A College Campus

By The Oliver Gladfelter [Editor’s note: This is a post by a storied 127 alum, Oliver Gladfelter (class of 2018), who now works as a data scientist and, on the side, runs his own data-driven blog cultureplot.com. This post uses data from Denison students that we gathered in 2018.] Last month, as coronavirus began to…

New Course: Writing with Data in the Public Interest

By Paul A. Djupe This is a quick note about a new course that I’m offering called, “Writing with Data in the Public Interest.” Currently, it is offered as an upper-level political science course (POSC 339.02), but it is meant to be in the core of a new concentration (Data & Design in the Social…

Pres. Weinberg in His ‘Second Term’

By Max Dehon On college campuses, students are becoming more involved than they have ever been, and their platforms to voice concerns have been seen across the country. At Denison University, President Weinberg has spearheaded a range of changes that push students out of their comfort zones, expand the role of experiential learning as well…

The Wheel for the Well-Rounded Denisonian

By Paul A. Djupe “Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society.” Some of the most famous words at Denison University, the mission statement steers the ship, giving us a set of lofty goals to work toward. We all believe…