Summer 2007

THE DEPARTMENTS

Uncommon Ground
A Brewing Controversy
Rick Peyser (right, rear) mugs withthe children of a coffee-growing village in the Ethiopian province of Yirgacheffe. Because of fair trade standards, Peyser notes, they...
Da Vinci Coding
Problems happen, and knowing where not to look for the answer streamlines our search for solutions. Finding a last-minute date to take to a movie...
History, and a Society, in the Making
Ann Hagedorn Terrorist-generated paranoia, racial unrest, immigration raids, government investigating the private lives of citizens, controversial forms of marriage, a contested U.S. intervention abroad, and...
Keeping High Standards… Just Without the Standardized
For decades, Denison University has placed considerable weight on SAT or ACT scores to identify would-be Denisonians. But that practice evolved on March 1, when...
Making the Grade
You may have heard some of the criticism of ratemyprofessor.com, where college students have rated and reviewed more than 700,000 of their professors. Results are...
Names & Faces
For much of the past year, the college conducted careful searches for two wise and seasoned pros who will help guide all of the living...
A Solid Sense of Honor
The seven-and-a-half ton granitic boulder has been in its current state for millions of years, maybe even a billion, having migrated down from Canada during...
The First
Curly hair pinned and collar stiffened, Grace Lyon seems like your typical young woman of the late 1800s. But the being behind this somber, captivating...
Too Cool for School
Little is known about the secretive rockabilly band La-Z-Boy and the Recliners, except that they reportedly emerged from somewhere in Georgia in 2000, crooning, twanging,...
Two More Americans
Since she was old enough to hold a pencil and write between the scribed lines, author and New York Times food critic Molly O’Neill ’75...
The Writing on the Wall
It was a quiet construction. A white tent was raised on the Campus Common on a calm Sunday afternoon in late March, and underneath it...