Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts, which fosters self-determination and demonstrates the transformative power of education. We envision our students' lives as based upon rational choice, a firm belief in human dignity and compassion unlimited by cultural, racial, sexual, religious or economic barriers, and directed toward an engagement with the central issues of our time.
During the college's annual Reunion Weekend on the Denison campus, an engaged alumni audience in Swasey Chapel heard University President Adam Weinberg deliver his first State of the College Address, which included a fascinating Q&A session. His talk covered a number of important topics covering not only Denison today, but also its direction for the future.
Welcome and congratulations to the Denison University class of 2014. This is a great college, and you are a fantastic class. I find myself wistful today. I am excited for you and for all that you will accomplish. And I will miss you. I want to start by thanking you for being so welcoming to my family and me. And I want to express my respect and admiration for you, both as individuals and as a class.
As part of the Global Studies Seminar on campus, Adam Weinberg shared his observations and insights on the past, present and future of global education, not only from his vantage point as president of Denison, but also as immediate past president of World Learning, one of the premier international education, exchange, and development organizations in the world.
In an op-ed in the Newark Advocate, President Weinberg focuses on the importance of the relationship Denison has not only with Granville, but with the entire county, and suggests a few ideas on how the college and community might be able to work together for the benefit of everyone—on campus and off—in the future.
In a luncheon speech at Granville’s Rotary Club, President Adam Weinberg talks about the state of the college and about the ways Denison—and all colleges—can be an even more useful resource for local communities.
President Adam Weinberg’s message about Denison’s January 27 campus-wide celebration of the thoughts, words, and deeds of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which will include learning, volunteerism, and community gatherings.
With finals week around the corner, President Adam Weinberg shares a few words of encouragement with students along with his congratulations and gratitude, as he looks back on a great first semester at Denison.
In a story in Columbus Business First, President Adam Weinberg answers questions about the importance of the liberal arts model in 21st century higher education. Included in the Q&A article are thoughtful and relevant opinions on STEM and the humanities, as well as career opportunities earning potential for liberal arts graduates.
For the title of his Inaugural Address, President Adam Weinberg drew from the remarks delivered in 1831 by the Rev. George C. Sedwick in the meetinghouse of Granville's Baptist Church to launch what would become Denison University. He chose the title because it suggests continuity across 180 years; because Denison always has been Denison; and because it always has been driven by a missionary zeal to provide an education that matters. Dr. Wienberg touches on purpose and passion, as well as his newfound affection for Denison and Denisonians.
Within two weeks of the start of his first semester as president of Denison University, Dr. Adam Weinberg submitted an opinion piece to Inside Higher Ed. That essay emphasizes the need for residential colleges to cast their residence halls as primary sites for civic learning, and was published on September 13, 2013. Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed is an online source for news and opinion for all of higher education. The founders, writers and editors developed a new platform for providing information for professionals in academe that highlights news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article and practical career columns.
The official installation of some 600 first-year students came from President Weinberg as he welcomed his ‘first class’ to the campus in the college's traditional Class Induction ceremonies on the Reese~Shackelford Common. In an address that encouraged the new students to be “architects” of their Denison experience, he remarked that academics are the foundation of their liberal arts education, and that members of the incoming class should accept scholarly challenges, follow their hearts and embrace their new community.
President Weinberg delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Ohio Campus Compact, which took place on the Denison campus. The Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide non-profit coalition of 47 college and universities working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. Dr. Weinberg's talk was centered on connecting campus and community. In his speech, he traced higher education to its civic roots, and discussed colleges' obligation to capitalize on opportunities for civic learning, their position in capturing the jobs debate, and recalibrating the relationship between campuses and communities.