Can Students Talk Across Partisan Difference at Denison?

By Gus Hoffmann In Adam Weinberg’s welcome-back email, he encouraged students to “Develop a wide set of friendships, especially with people who are different from you.” However, during these politically-charged times that can be a difficult task to accomplish. With increasing political fissures regarding Covid-19, a wide variety of social justice issues, and economic policy…

Work Hard, Play Harder: Binge Drinking and Calorie Restricting

By Sarah MacKenzie and Siobhán Mitchell [Note: This post discusses disordered eating on campus.] The year has brought new challenges to our young lives like never before, but some things have remained constant as the world works to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just at Denison, but all over our nation and this world,…

Swipe No More?

By Paul A. Djupe One thing that changed during our pandemic academic year was that the Administration removed swipe access to residential buildings that are not your own. I believe this decision was made pre-COVID, but this reduced level of swipe access is now apparently a permanent fixture of campus life. How do students feel…

The Gender Politics of Security Cameras

By Sarah MacKenzie This past year has been one full of statistics – numbers and projections that have defined our daily lives. The coronavirus pandemic coupled with the 2020 election and George Floyd protests made our world complete with defining moments that pretty much shut out any other news that remained relevant for individuals in…

The Social Politics of Drinking

By Sarah MacKenzie As we are reaching a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic and coming up on almost a year of mask wearing, social distancing, and vaccine chasing, the 2020 presidential election feels like a blip in an infinite amount of time. However, specifically at Denison, the election was perhaps the event of the season….

Who Bends the Covid-19 Rules? Exceptional Thinking on Campus

By Paul A. Djupe Denisonians have done an amazing job so far this year adhering to draconian, if necessary rules designed to keep the campus safe and enable the academic year to proceed. The rest of the country, not so much. Researchers are now suggesting that the Sturgis (South Dakota) motorcycle rally with roughly half…

Does Involvement Have a Price Tag?

Exploring the Relationship Between Wealth and Involvement Type & Quality at Denison  By Tim Dowling & Paul A. Djupe We’ve all been there. Whether it be at graduation, an informal Slayter meeting, or a reception at Monomoy, we’ve all heard President Adam Weinberg’s remarks on student involvement. Adam praises involvement, saying that it is one…

Is there a class scandal in academic performance at Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe We’ve all heard about the bribery and related scandals that have rocked higher education in the last month. If you haven’t heard, wealthy families were paying often enormous bribes so their children could attend particular universities. In certain wealthy school districts, test proctors were straight up giving students the right answers….

127 :: Year TWO :: A Retrospective

By Paul A. Djupe and The Oliver Gladfelter Another year has passed, meaning OneTwentySeven will be turning two years old soon. OneTwentySeven was founded under a set of related goals: provide reliable information about the student body, contribute quantitative context to campus debates, and – perhaps above all – improve our understanding of the mini-society…

You’re Wrong About Binge Drinking—And Here’s Why

By Taylor Shook “What percentage of Denison students do you think engaged in binge drinking in the last week?” We asked, and Denison answered: about half.[1] But we know that only one in three students chooses to binge drink.[2] Why the 20% gap between reality and perception? Self-justification and racial segregation may be to blame….

Binge Drinking in Black and White

By Taylor Shook Binge drinking among Denison students occurs at a whopping rate of thirty percent. The easy explanation, and one frequently given among students on the Hill, is this: it’s rural Ohio, what else is there to do, but get wasted? But that doesn’t explain why only one in three students chooses to take…

The Quest to Find the Iron Stomach: How Students Define Binge Drinking at Denison

[Image credit: CNN, 2011] By Jeffrey Alder Stroll across Denison University’s campus, and you might guess that the most contentious Greeks at this fair college on the hill are Socrates and Plato — guess again. Universities around the country are facing an epidemic: national Panhellenic organizations, known as Greek life, have a large drinking problem,…