Socially isolating before it was cool

By Shayne Silver-Riskin In September of 2018, I entered social isolation because outside felt scary. COVID-19 had not yet reared its ugly head, but social anxiety had already reared its ugliness inside my head. I would often go days without leaving my dorm because even when I hurriedly paced down the hallway to the bathroom,…

Their Covid-19 Policy Worked: Do Students Trust the Administration?

By Siobhán Mitchell As Denison enters what may be one of the most difficult times in its history, the fate of nearly 2,000 students hinges on the Weinberg administration. (POTUS gets their time in office identified by their surname, so it seems appropriate that Denison do the same for our president.) Although there is an…

When the Mask Comes Off

By Tim Dowling Ten months since the initial report from the World Health Organization, the novel coronavirus has come to dominate each and every one of our lives. In the United States, the virus is still raging out of control, with more than a hundred thousand Americans each day contracting the disease. Here at Denison,…

Pointing Fingers: The COVID-19 Blame Game

By Siobhán Mitchell On August 24th, President Weinberg sent a strong message to students about the consequences of violating the Community Care Agreement. Speaking of those who were caught violating the commitment he stated, “We have started to send those students home and will continue to do so until we only have students on campus…

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…