Summer 2007

Uncommon Ground
From the Archives
And from the beginning of time, gals like Blonda have scorned young men who courted them with painfully good manners and punctilious handwriting. Correct usage...
It’s Official
Kim Mallarnee Coplin ’85, associate professor of physics and astronomy, was appointed interim provost at Denison in 2013, as the college worked to replace former...
Bragging Rights
Rising Up the Ranks Up from its ranking of 130th last year, Denison was ranked by Forbes magazine as No. 95 on its list of...
Varsity D Turns 40
In any given year, there are roughly 500 Denison students competing in varsity athletics. Some do it for a year or two. Some become team...
Monomoy’s New Look
When the Weinbergs first moved into Monomoy, they approached Denison Museum staff about using the home to highlight the museum’s activities and the university’s diverse...
The Secret Lives of Professors
Strings Coordinator and Chair of the Music Department Andy Carlson is good with his hands. A classical violinist, Carlson sings and plays guitar for the...
A Love Story
Carolyn Morey and Teall Edds went for a walk. It was 1985, and they had just met. They were both high school students who were...
Jobs for Everyone
When the June jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department came out this year, the numbers looked good: The unemployment rate had dropped to 6.1...
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...
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...