Remember Impeachment? Where Denison stands.

By Max Dehon On February 5, 2020, President Trump was acquitted by the Senate after being tried on two articles of impeachment. This came after nearly half a year of press coverage related to impeachment which seemed to fracture our already polarized political realm. Whether President Trump should be removed from office was even more…

Who feels The Bern?

By Paul A. Djupe The presidential nominating contest among Democrats has narrowed to two candidates: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Bernie just had a tough “Big Tuesday” night, losing Michigan which he narrowly carried in 2016, as well as some other M states (Mississippi and Missouri), and Idaho (he won North Dakota and we’re still…

Primary Vote 2020!

By Paul A. Djupe 2020 is in full effect! Who do Denisonians support? Drawing on data from our survey of 500 students that closed last Monday, the campus is almost all Democratic – only 16 percent would not participate in the Democratic primary. Among them, Sanders has a plurality of the intended vote (27%), which…

Partisan Polarization on Campus Too?

By Paul A. Djupe A defining feature of American politics is the deep animosity partisans have for those of the other party. They don’t like each other, they won’t date each other, and they’d be unhappy if their offspring married someone with another party affiliation. Recent research, however, questions some of these findings, suggesting that…

Straightjacketed by Gender Roles?

By Max Dehon, Paul A. Djupe, and Maggie Miller (in alphabetical order) A cornerstone principle of a liberal arts education is that individuals are encouraged to take ownership of their own success through the freedom to develop and shape their own futures. One might say that this fosters an environment where no individual’s future is…

Are Certain Groups More Masculine or Feminine?

By Max Dehon In the age of #MeToo and calling out toxic masculinity, there has been a cultural revolution and debate over characteristics that contribute to masculinity and femininity. At this point, it seems like there is not uniform agreement on what either means, and perhaps nor should there be. While there is so much…

Has Denison Shifted to the Political Left?

By Maggie Miller During the Trump era, have students shifted away from the Republican Party? Conservative commentators regularly claim that liberal professors indoctrinate their students, motivating more liberal views (despite a wide variety of evidence). Is this the case at Denison? Are we a more liberal-leaning student body, a more conservative one or somewhere in…

127 is BACK!

By Paul A. Djupe Loyal and new readers, we are here to announce that 127 is back in business for 2020! For those who don’t know, 127 refers to the number of credits required to graduate from Denison and suggests that we are writing about the whole Denison experience – about campus, its faculty, the…

Parking for the Public Good?

By Max Dehon and Paul A. Djupe The next step in Denison University’s Master Plan for Residence Life is the construction of a new residence hall, which will contain new senior apartments and party spaces, as well as new “social lodges” (whatever these are). However, only half of the students currently on campus will be…

Using Voter Mobilization to See How Close Knit Our Campus Is

By The Darian of Harrington One of the problems that we have as a human species is that we do not have the capability to fully take-in, process, and understand all of the information that is constantly bombarding us. Due to this, we create different heuristics, which are essentially mental shortcuts, in order to efficiently…

Denison Democrats Prefer Old White Men

By Jacob Rains and Paul A. Djupe At this point 1.5 years out from the 2020 presidential election, just about every Democrat has announced their bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump. The New York Times reports that 18 candidates are in, 2 are likely, and 5 are still mulling it over. It’s an…