Summer 2007

Uncommon Ground
Field of Dreams
Chapin Speidel ’14 and his Denison lacrosse classmates came into their senior season with a three-year record of 39-9.They were talented and experienced and used...
From the Archives
The Denison Band played an al fresco overture, a prayer was offered, the Glee Club sang, and according to the May 1936 program, Reverend Millard...
The Secret Lives of Professors: Peter Grandbois
It’s no secret that Associate Professor of English Peter Grandbois is an accomplished writer: He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize; his book, Nahoonkara, was...
Life Lessons
In May, three longtime and beloved Denison faculty members retired after a combined 90-plus years of teaching at the college. They have spent that time...
You Could Always Join the Circus
When I met with Edith Keme ’17 to talk about her experiences working with a youth circus, I didn’t expect to pick up any new...
In Memory of David Hallman ’14
The Denison community gathered in Swasey on Feb. 8 at 11:30 p.m. upon hearing the news that the body of David Hallman ’14 had been...
When Work Takes Over
Laura Russell calls herself a “recovering workaholic.” The phrase might sound like a joke, were it not coming from someone whose research is dedicated to...
From the Archives
The pale gentleman stares like an apparition from behind a pane of glass, sealed in a protective hinged case, inside an acid-free envelope, inside an...
Unscramble This
The uncertainty principle, a fundamental concept of quantum mechanics, states that the more precisely one determines the position of a subatomic particle, the less precisely...
Surviving Mauthausen
They drove through the unmanned gate, beneath the Reichsadler—the Nazi imperial eagle—and into an incomprehensible landscape of hell. More than half a century after Colonel Richard...
Meet the Innkeeper
This seemed to be welcome news to alumni, who promptly took to social media and TheDEN news site to applaud the decision—some for the for-profit...
From the Archives
In 1832 he was 25, and taking a chance—as well as a $300 cut in pay—to join his former colleague John Pratt at a new...
Let’s Get Physical
In the new Varsity D room of the expanded and renovated Mitchell Center is a jersey—No. 8. It’s there as a tribute to Lou Mitchell...
Now, That’s Love
On June 30, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Jill Gillespie and Denison Librarian Roger Kosson got married. Beyond their love for each other, the couple...
The Homestead’s New Home
If residents of the Homestead wanted to plug anything in last year, they had to rely on only a few outlets in the community center,...
How WDUB’s “Sapphire Steve” Carell Earned his Radio Chops
Plenty of ’80s-era Denison alums can tell you how well they remember their college encounters with funnyman Steve Carell ’84. But Doug McKenney ’81 had...
Imagine All the People
It’s 7:30 p.m. on June 14, and Belkis Elgin ’02 is walking up the stairs to Gezi Park, a leafy public space in the middle...
They Got Mail!
Every April, the admissions office sends out acceptance letters for the new class, but the folks who work in that office and get to know...
A Fond Farewell
Todd Feil, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science Feil, who is often spotted pedaling his way to campus on his road bike, began his Denison career...
From the Archives
The Denison University Archives devotes much of its shelf space to books, catalogs, reports, and other intentional documentation of the college, but nothing tells the...
Fighting the Silence
It took six years—a period of her life that included a week of obstructed labor, the death of her child in her womb, being disowned...
50th Spring of Silent Spring
Born in 1907 to a working-class family, Rachel Carson grew up less than a mile from the American Glue Factory in Springdale, Pa. The smoke stacks from...
Big on Bluegrass
It was a Saturday afternoon in February when sophomore Mackenzie Maynard ’15 and other members of Denison’s Bluegrass Ensemble gathered in Burke Hall to practice and perform works...
From the Archives
This christening cup was a gift from the Class of 1892 to Carter Barnett, the second black student to graduate from Denison, or more specifically to his son, Carl,...
It’s All in the Details
  Michelle Clark ’13 Track and Field, Biochemistry Major Clark makes a playlist before every season and must listen to all the songs—in order—before she races. She...
The Columns
Little Things in Small Places
Even if you have no idea what a “Large Hadron Collider” is, you can guess that it won’t fit in your broom closet. Headlines around...
Reading Frenzy
Finding a way to impact thousands of lives wasn’t part of the plan when Chris Noel Bradshaw ’75 went back to Africa in 2004. The...
Leadership
The mystery of women's literary work: where is it?
Artistry
Hina Jamelle's architectural work is more than buildings made from concrete and glass. It's art in the third dimension.
Carried Away
Lauren Sabo '11 had planned to present a quick lesson to a few students during a recent mission trip to Haiti. But the 100-plus students who showed up for class were eager for more.
Ebola and Barbed Wire
Senator Richard Lugar '54 and Grant Hartanov '08 took a tour of weapons caches and biological research facilities in East Africa in November. What they saw might keep you up at night.
Peace of Mind
When the parents couldn't be with their children receiving treatment at the German Urquidi Women and Children's Hospital in Bolivia, Dana Meyer '09 was there with a puzzle and a few crayons.
Easy Being Green
As Denison's first campus sustainability coordinator, Jeremy King '97 will guide the college along the right environmental path.
Artistry
Using a photographic technique from the 1800s, artist and organic farmer Woody Woodruff '88 proves that even garlic plants can be beautiful.
Scholarship
Psychology professors Bryan Karazsia '03 and Janis Crowther '75 join forces to combat the increasing number of body image disorders in men. And G.I. Joe's bulging pectorals play a role.
Bound With Love
In a world of super-sized bookstores specializing in soft covers (not to mention hand-held book readers), Pamela Leutz '77 works to save a dying art: bookbinding.
Cows for Cash
Steve Denne '78 is working to help the hungry and the poor through charitable donations. But instead of checks, he's sending them cows and goats.
14 Kids and Counting
  Photo: Tine Hoffmann, TM Photography Before the Ingle kids come home from school, their mom sets out snacks and a plastic cup for each...
A Star Is Born
Photo: Tim Black Meet Steve Doty, obstetrician to the stars. No, not those stars. The real ones. You know, like our sun. “Stars are like...
The Life of David
  Mary Zepernick’s activism career began in 1972 with an ad–a little announcement in the back pages of a local Washington, D.C., newsweekly for a...
A Lasting Legacy
The mission and music of Tehillah The nine members of Tehillah are standing side by side in a single line, facing the audience in Herrick...
Working the Border
  After announcing the Gun Runner Impact Teams initiative at a press conference in April, Melson (left) sits down with Jeffrey Kaye, producer of PBS’...
In Search of Press Freedom
Scott Schurz ’57 has spent a career in newspapers. Now he works to make sure journalists around the world get that same chance. Newspapers have...
Leadership
By the Book William Bowen ’55 reaffirms his role as a leader among leaders with his latest book on organizational governance As the firm’s stock...
Scholarship
Flipping Through the Pages of Time, Slowly Shanan Peters ’98 makes his mark on the fields of geology and paleontology with new insight into the...
Center Stage
Susan Booth ’85 leads the Southeast’s largest theatre into the 2007 Tony Awards spotlight. As the actor’s voice rises, speeding towards the climax of the...
Life of the Streets
Art History professor Karl Sandin and his students help a struggling town envision its future. The City of Newark, located right between the Appalachian foothills...
With Thoughts of Home
The message had gone out early: “All seniors are to vacate their residence halls by 7 p.m. on May 14.” In the early evening after...
Healing the Global Body
IN THE YEAR 2000, THE GOVERNMENTS OF 191 United Nations member-states approved eight Millennium Development Goals to be reached by 2015: Eradicate extreme poverty and...
Scholarship
Photo: John Forasté Unsafe at Home FOR A STARTLING GLIMPSE OF HOW PERVASIVE violence has become in our society, simply look to the symbol of...