Jan 19
2015
Columbus Dispatch

In an innovative program at the Columbus Zoo, Emily Cunningham '97, works with high school students, providing instruction on observation, data collection and analysis, as well as zoology, statistics and chemistry, as the students pursue their interest in biology and zoology.

Jan 19
2015
NBC4

Denison University’s the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2015 Day of Learning theme, “Education for Justice,” focuses on the role of education in the quest for justice. Keynote speaker and author James Loewen is a sociologist who has uncovered many omissions and half-truths in American history high school textbooks.

Jan 18
2015
Off Shore Energy Today

John Faraci ‘72, former chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper, has joined the board of ConocoPhillips. Prior to this role, Faraci was chief financial officer from 1999 to 2003, and served in various other financial, planning and management positions at the company between 1974 and 1999.

Faraci has served as a non-executive director of PPG Industries since 2012 and United Technologies since 2005. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Moscow School of Management and is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, Denison University and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Faraci holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Denison University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jan 15
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Challenging a major-college powerhouse in swimming and diving can be intimidating for a Division III team, but Denison University swimmer Conrad Wuorinen ’16 thinks he’ll have an edge in Friday’s (1/16/15) meet with Ohio State.

Jan 15
2015
Washington Post

1984 Denison alum Steve Carell has been nominated for an Oscar for his chilling portrayal of millionaire John DuPont in the movie "Foxcatcher." "Foxcatcher" also garnered nominations for Mark Ruffalo as a supporting actor and Bennet Miller as director.

Jan 14
2015
This Week Community News

Linda Krumholz, associate professor of English and director of black studies, will lead a discussion following a re-enactment of “Not On Our Watch: The Triumphant Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858.” The re-enactment is based on events that occurred in Wellington and Oberlin, Ohio, and centers on the capture of a runaway slave by bounty hunters, and the actions of anti-slavery students and townspeople who freed the man from jail.

Jan 14
2015
Newark Advocate

A concert featuring Professor Emeritus William Osborne with Professor Andy Carlson and a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlighted at Denison.

Jan 13
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison University received a conditional use permit to install a 6,000-panel solar array on college property between Ohio 661 and Welsh Hills Road on Granville’s north end.

Jan 12
2015
NewMax Finance

In a recent report on NewsMax Finance, some economists were impressed with Friday's employment report for December, as non-farm payrolls gained 252,000, putting the increase for all of 2014 at 2.95 million, the biggest yearly gain since 1999.

But others, including Douglas Holtz-Eakin '80, stressed that average hourly wages advanced only 1.7 percent in the 12 months through December, the worst showing in more than two years, and that the labor force participation totaled only 62.7 percent, matching a 36-year low.

Jan 7
2015
Columbus Disptch

Dr. Nancy Henceroth-Gatto '74 works at OhioHealth Primary Care Physicians in Grove City and volunteers on each of the four days monthly that Helping Hands is open in the Haimerl Center, a banquet hall, on Morse Road. She became motivated to help low-income patients after her father, Dr. Dayton Henceroth, died in 1999. She had shared a practice with him for 12 years before his retirement.

Jan 7
2015
Granville Sentinel

In a letter to the editor, Emeritus Professor of English Bill Nichols expounds on the power of fear, and what we can do to release its power over us.

Jan 7
2015
New York Times

The New York Times lauded the accomplishments of Philip Converse '49, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Stanford's Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences. According to the obituary, "The central point of Phil’s work was the inability of citizens to deal with large quantities of political information and to make it logically consistent, so they are always faced with making decisions based on inadequate information."

Jan 6
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Denison basketball players Brad and Bret Woolard, are getting noticed on the courts in their unflagging efforts in the NCAA. Coach Bob Ghiloni admires the twins for their working-man ways and independence.

Jan 6
2015
Real Clear Policy

According to Douglas Holtz-Eakin '80, i n 2015, as in past years, the dedicated revenues in the Highway Trust Fund are insufficient to cover anticipated spending; Congress must act by the end of May to ensure adequate funding for fiscal year 2015.

Here are Congress's options.

  1. Raise dedicated revenues.
  2. In particular, one could raise the federal gasoline tax. There are three options for a gasoline-tax increase:

    1. Raise the tax rate. The current tax rate is 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel. Congress could directly raise the rates.
    2. Index the rates for inflation. In effect, Congress could legislate the real federal gasoline excise tax. As inflation raised the general price level, the tax would automatically adjust upwards.
    3. Index (inversely) the gas tax to oil prices. This option seeks to offset higher global oil prices with lower taxes and vice versa, while collecting more revenue on average than is collected now.
    4. These options all suffer from the stark reality that the gas tax was last raised in 1993, at which point it hadn't been raised since the early 1980s. That is, raising the gas tax is politically difficult. One reason is that a gas-tax increase is a tax increase. This raises another possibility:

    5. Raise the gas tax, but offset the hike with decreases in other taxes. In effect, this switches the mix of federal revenues away from general revenue and toward dedicated taxes, but leaves the level of overall taxation unaltered.

To read more of Holtz-Eakin's work, read here: Real Clear Policy

Jan 5
2015
Inside Higher Ed

William Bowen '55, president emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University, has co-authored a new book, “Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education,” with Eugene M. Tobin. They argue throughout the book that college and university shared governance structures are generally staid, slow if not ineffective, and suboptimal for addressing the challenges facing higher education and society generally in the 21st century.

Jan 4
2015
Boston Herald

Potential Posse Foundation scholars from Boston go through a vigorous group and individual interview process where they’re asked to do things like build a robot out of Legos, or lead a discussion on genetic testing, before being admitted into the program. Denison will sponsor 10 students from Boston this year under the Posse Foundation initiative.

Jan 4
2015
Lancaster Eagle-Gazetter

Assistant Professor of history Hannah Muller focuses on the British Empire in her classes. She discusses the world of "Downton Abbey" as the new season begins.

Dec 31
2014
Newark Advocate

Gill Wright Miller's Writing 101 class interviewed 22 Kendal at Granville residents about their college experiences. The project involved creating a set of questions together for interviewing, going to Kendal in pairs to talk to the residents and coming back to class for discussions.

Dec 31
2014
Newark Advocate

Students from Abram Kaplan's Environmental Planning and Design class stepped in to help the Black Radish Creamery with a variety of design issues.

Dec 30
2014
Los Angeles Times

John Bowsher '74, vice president of museum infrastructure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a local art world figure who helped open the Museum of Contemporary Art in the early 1980s, died at age 62. Bowsher specialized in installing large and complicated artworks. He was known for keen analytic and planning skills while working closely with dozens of artists over the years,

Dec 29
2014
Dance Teacher

Dance Teacher magazine profiled Assistant Professor Stafford Berry in an article about “Dance Whisperers.” The article states that Berry “embraces diversity and individuality, and yet he doesn't shy away from demanding technical excellence. It's that inclusiveness that sets him apart.”

Dec 29
2014
The Hill

Former Senator Richard Lugar '54, says that “The effectiveness and relevance of USAID, as well as its development missions, depend heavily on the prominence and skill of its leadership. Of course, this is true of any agency. But USAID has fewer cards to play in the Washington power games. It depends more than most agencies on a dynamic personality at the top.”

Dec 28
2014
Columbus Dispatch

Construction on the Granville Inn, owned by Denison University, continues on schedule, keeping the aesthetics of the building, all of the historical components, and giving it a new elevator, new heating and cooling systems, and fire alarms and sprinklers.

Dec 21
2014
Columbus Dispatch

Erik Klemetti, volcanologist, assistant professor of geosciences at Denison University, has spent his 14-year career researching volcanoes. His work has taken him to Lassen Peak in California, the Okataina caldera complex in New Zealand and Aucanquilcha in Chile, all active volcanoes.

Dec 19
2014
Granville Sentinel

Denison’s improvement efforts for the Granville Inn got a boost with the approval of a $1.4 million tax credit under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, announced Thursday by the Ohio Development Services Agency.