The Denison Dating Scene

By Gus Hoffmann One of the realities of being at a small school (and something Denison boasts about) is that you really get to know the people around you – there are plenty of opportunities to form meaningful and personal relationships on the Hill. Have you ever noticed how many Densonians meet their significant other…

With Knowlton, is Denison Ready?

By Paul A. Djupe and Zach Broeren At almost every turn, Denison crows about the Knowlton Center. The result of a serious gift, Knowlton promotes career readiness in a wide variety of respects, including resume advice, helping understand career options in the “Journey Program”, financial literacy, and financial support for students to take unpaid internships,…

Where’s the Best Food on Campus?

By Gus Hoffmann During the college application process, prospective students travel the country and visit universities. Oftentimes, a key component of the college tour is showing the dining halls, explaining the meal plan, and highlighting every single college’s amazing cuisine. I remember zoning out as the tour guide explained the college’s food plan. Generally, prospective…

Do Relationships Still Make Great Colleges?

By Paul A. Djupe [Image credit: Logan Mallory] While the backbone of a Denison education is what happens in coursework, relationships formed in and out of the classroom are what make it great. In conversation and through working together on common projects, students learn how to translate their coursework into active citizenship and all the…

SLEDDING!

By Zach Broeren and Paul A. Djupe Why go to Denison on THE HILL if we can’t go sledding? Oh, yeah, the discerning moral agency and classes. But what if we exercise our active citizenship muscles to change the rules so we can go sledding without getting written up by CamPo? The sledding stories from…

How well do Denisonians know University Policies?

By Gus Hoffmann On August 25th all students received an email from Student Life titled “Welcome to Fall Semester 2021.” They open the email with: “As we launch into another year, we want to remind you of a few important campus policies and documents we ask you to review.” Naturally, the first thing Denison students…

Does the Campus Like Our President?

By Paul A. Djupe The university is likely in the best shape it has ever been in. Everything is up – student achievement, applications, admissions, flags, fundraising, you name it. That’s a remarkable achievement in and of itself, but especially considering that we are emerging from a worldwide pandemic that has disrupted higher education and…

Ride or Die with the Liberal Arts

By Mayank Dev Kumar There are so many reasons to come to Denison – the caring professors, the close-knit community, the cosy campus, the list goes on. Inarguably, one of the things that makes Denison an exceptional institution of higher learning is our first-rate liberal arts curriculum, central to our mission. Over their four years…

Stressed Out!

By Siobhán Mitchell and Jacob Dennen It only seems appropriate to end the year and our 127 experience talking about how stressed out Denison students are during perhaps the most stressful time of the year. Quickly approaching finals, the impending doom of post grad life, and the lack of a spring break are a few…

Are there Partisan Rebels Anymore? Whither Alex P. Keaton

By Paul A. Djupe A hundred years ago in the 1980s, Alex P. Keaton was the Wall Street-worshipping, Republican child of reformed hippies on the sitcom Family Ties. Played by Michael J. Fox, Alex was a mystery to his parents – where did he come from? But the 1980s were a different time, when partisan…

Party Tent, Part 2: Spring 2019 Edition

By The Darian of Harrington One of the many new features that Denison has graced our campus with is the Party Tent. It makes sense to provide a safe and secure environment for the inevitable partying that happens on this campus. I have never personally visited the party tent, but I have heard mixed reviews…