What's Happening

Madison, WI
Walt Dakota Williams '84 brings 30 years of experience to his role as Economic Development Director for Madison, WI.
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Exhibitions
Chelsea A. Flowers '13 is the featured artist in next ‘RACE Matters’ series installment in Harold J. Miossi art gallery.
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Lectures & Discussions
The Black Studies department offers a webinar 'racism is a public health crisis'
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Denison University announces the creation of the William Payne Innovation Lab for Racial, Social, Political, and Communal Sustainability.
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LeBron James
Study by DU Faculty Robert Bennett III notes that Black athletes' potential to connect with voters can be larger than that of politicians.
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Columbus, Ohio
A partnership with Columbus Public Health gathers students, faculty, and health experts to address today’s most pressing public health crises.
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Columbus, Ohio
Research & Internships
A new partnership with Columbus Public Health offers internships and opportunities to uncover issues of racism in public health.
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Alumni
Alumni from Black, Women & Gender, and Queer studies programs share their job search, workplace, and lives beyond Denison.
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Research & Internships
Summer scholar research projects completed in the Black studies department in Summer 2020.
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Exhibitions
Featuring the work of contemporary Black artists, 'We Out Here' is about representation, visibility on one’s own terms, and the agency to do so.
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Faculty
Prof. Robert Bennett participates in a panel discussion to develop action-oriented strategies for social justice.
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Man wearing Colin Kaepernick football jersey
Asst. Prof. Robert Bennett's research has found that black athletes' activism inspires more African Americans to get politically involved.
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Prof. Terrance Dean
Prof. Terrance Dean invited to Columbus Dispatch Editorial Board to help decide the topics and positions for the news organization's editorials.
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Awards & Honors
Toni King, associate professor and director of the Black Studies Program, has been awarded the 2020 Brickman Leadership Award.
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Protest
Faculty
Prof. Dean: The knee on Floyd’s neck is a reminder of how black people live each day suffocating from the injustices of racism and racial biases.
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Alumni
Aaron D. Webb '96 has been named CEO of CHI Living Communities.
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Staff News
Post-doc Fellow Terrance Dean column in the Columbus Dispatch: "Run, black, run for safety, toward freedom."
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Announcements & Updates
A letter from Prof. Toni King celebrating the Class of 2020.
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Terrance Dean
COVID-19 spells greater danger for African Americans says Denison Post-doctorate Fellow Terrance Dean in an op-ed.
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William Payne
Faculty
Prof. Terrance Dean discovered the history behind the first town in California founded by African Americans, including Denisonian William Payne.
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Jessica Leeds Richman '20
Student News
An article by Jessica Leeds Richman '20, published in 'The Rational,' explores systemic issues with black women's health.
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Dr. Sarah Derbew
Lectures & Discussions
Dr. Sarah Derbew discusses the ancient and modern intersections of blackness, race and identity.
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Student News
Student work is being published through a unique a partnership.
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Dean Terrance
Anybody can occupy "cowboy" space, says Denison visiting instructor Terrance Dean, a former MTV executive.
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Belcourt building
Lectures & Discussions
'Don't Forget About Us: Popular Culture & Black Queer Sexual Politics in America,' a film seminar presented by Terrance Dean, post-doctoral fellow.
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Kristina Odejimil
Bowdoin College has appointed Kristina Bethea Odejimi '06 as Dean of Students. Odejimi was an anthology/sociology & Black Studies double major.
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Aaron Webb '96
Attorney Aaron Webb '96 is COO of Morning Pointe healthcare services company. Webb majored in black studies and political science at Denison.
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Lectures & Discussions
Lewis argues that these protest movements demonstrate the potential of student civic engagement at Denison and beyond.
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students at the film discussion
Film Screenings
Film promotes institutional reform, addresses the inequities of a warped sentencing system, and seeks to find justice for Jason Goudlock.
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Lectures & Discussions
Denison hosted an interviewing workshop with journalist Brittany King, a full-time freelancer in Indianapolis who covers marginalized communities.
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