Ideological Tensions on Campus?

By Jacob Dennen and Paul Djupe The 2020 Democratic nomination contest again featured squabbling over the direction of the party. Remember back in 2016 when Bernie Sanders continued his fight all the way to the convention? Well, 2020 was much more unified, which makes sense given that they were facing a greater menace: Donald Trump….

Vote 2020 :: Campus is “Ridin’ with Biden”

By Paul A. Djupe We’re in the final days before the historic 2020 presidential election, in which the fate of American democracy arguably hangs in the balance. Not to my knowledge has a president ever before inspired such a high level of defection from elite members of his party, such as previous Republican National Committee…

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…

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…

How does Denison think about Trump at the end of his term?

By Paul A. Djupe It seems so obvious, except it’s not at all. To just over half of America, Trump is a menace whose narcissism, pettiness, and incompetence are partly to blame for the spread of the coronavirus being much greater than it might have otherwise been (America is #1!). But, to just under half…

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…

How we get it back: Building Trust

By Paul A. Djupe If the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,”[1] holy cow is that arc wiggly these days. Because when I think of the main engine of justice, I think of the federal government of the United States. There is arguably no institution in the world that…

Still In For Public Service in the Trump Era?

[Cover image: This is Denison graduate Ben Hobbs who now works for the Domestic Policy Council, which is the primary domestic policy review and advising body of the Executive Office of the President in the Trump White House. It’s a high honor to work there and we’re proud of Ben for this achievement.] By Paul…

Denison Trump Approval UP Slightly at the 2018 Midterms

By Paul A. Djupe Can you believe it has been more than 2 years of the Trump Administration? There is so much that has happened to the US and world in that time that it’s hard to remember it all. Oliver Gladfelter told me to jettison my outrageously short list of what this administration has…

Choose a Major, Plug Into Life

By Paul A. Djupe It must be so annoying to get The Question all the time. Every family gathering, I recall, was peppered with it, people pestering you probably because they didn’t know what else to ask. “So what’s your major?” is arguably one of the lesser questions about your four years in college. At…