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Raymond Wise, left, conducts the IU African American Choral Ensemble. Photo courtesy of the African American Arts Institute
Alumni
"Amen! Music of the Black Church," by Raymond Wise premiered in April 2020, and earned three awards this summer.
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Orlando Taylor's '57
In the News
Orlando Taylor's '57 lifelong advocacy for education is evident in his work today leading an NSF-funded grant to advance women in the STEM fields.
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Oyauma Garrison
In the News
In four years, CEO Oyauma Garrison '96 has doubled the chapters of nonprofit A Kid Again, expanding its reach to families in 35 states.
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Denison University Recent Student Trustee Fatimah Elghazawi ‘21
Featured News
The Denison University Board of Trustees has elected Fatimah Elghazawi ‘21 to serve as the newest Recent Student Trustee.
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In the News
Cancel culture emerges to "takedown" behaviors that represent implicit bias, but research shows we all carry bias, says Prof. Toni King.
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Alumni
Jé-Vonna Sampson '14, NYC & Company’s Manager of Borough Relations & Member Programs, is recognized by Destinations International as a 30 Under 30.
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Sara Abou Rashed '21
Announcements & Updates
Denison has announced the student commencement speaker for the Class of 2021: Sara Abou Rashed '21. The title her speech is "Come Celebrate with Me."
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What's Happening
A panel discussion of AAPI hate crime in the wake of the Atlanta shootings that claimed eight people's lives including six Asian and Asian American women.
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Recognition & Accolades
Abdi Ali '13 has been nominated for 2021 Black Excellence Award from The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
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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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Conferences & Symposia
The EmpowHERment Experience Roundtables offer four virtual evenings to explore personal and professional topics.
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Service & Awareness
Do you want to have a deeper understanding of racial equity? Join the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge starting Monday, February 8 - March 1.
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Prof. Karen Powell Sears
In the News
Prof. Karen Powell Sears explains the history behind racist practices in real estate and banking industries that restrict Black home ownership.
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Oyauma Garrison '96
In the News
Oyauma Garrison '96, president and CEO for A Kid Again, is a finalist for Columbus CEO of the Year.
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Prof. Karen Powell Sears
In the News
Learning about racism and white privilege can make us better, says Prof. Karen Powell Sears.
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Walter "Dakota" Williams
In the News
Community developer Walter "Dakota" Williams has been named president of an NAACP branch in Edwardsville, IL.
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What's Happening
We invite all students, faculty and staff to join us for two special events to celebrate and appreciate the close of fall semester.
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In the News
KeyBank VP Shaquira Johnson '98 (Communication major) has been chosen to lead the revenue team of Northeast Ohio's Boys & Girls Club.
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Featured News
Denison University announces the creation of the William Payne Innovation Lab for Racial, Social, Political, and Communal Sustainability.
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Columbus, Ohio
Featured News
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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Matt Nowling '21
Student News
In the midst of a pandemic, Matt Nowling '21 is trying new ways to help students register and vote this fall.
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Marie (Smith) Webb '96
Alumni
Marie (Smith) Webb '96 has been named the Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer for EPB, an energy company in Tennessee.
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Matt Nowling '20
Alumni
Black executive board member Matt Nowling '21 has accepted the presidency of the College Democrats of America.
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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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Anna Spain Bradley '99
Alumni
Anna Spain Bradley '99, an expert in international law and human rights has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity & inclusion at UCLA.
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Alumni
Aaron D. Webb '96 has been named CEO of CHI Living Communities.
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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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Sarob
Alumni
Rob Tate '16 AKA Sarob, a hip hop and neo-soul musician, released the song “Pleasures U Like" to benefit the Pandemic Emergency Fund in Ohio.
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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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Simone Drake
Alumni
Simone Drake '97, chair of Ohio State Department of African American and African Studies has been recognized for her exceptional service to students.
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