Higley Hall is home to the departments of Communication and Economics, the First-Year Office, and the Academic Resource Center.
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Established 1941
Style Details Harvard brick and Bedford limestone in the Georgian Revival style
After a heavy snowfall in 1952, campus pranksters blocked the entrances to Higley Hall, then known as the Life Science Building, with giant snowballs. Their fellow students were amused. Professors were not.

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Higley Hall is one of architect William Gehron's many buildings on Denison's campus. Built in 1941 of Harvard brick and Bedford limestone in the Georgian Revival style, the building was originally named the Life Science Building and was a gift of William Howard Doane's daughter, Ida. In 1997 the building underwent extensive renovation and modernization and was renamed Higley Hall in recognition of a substantial gift from Beverly and Albert M. Higley, a Denison graduate and trustee whose construction company has been involved with more than 20 buildings on campus.


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Tony Hall '64 awarded Dayton Peace Prize

Former congressman and US ambassador Tony Hall '64 was named the recipient of 2020 Peace Prize by the Dayton Peace Accords Anniversary Committee.

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A New Tutor Hub on Campus

A new space for tutoring opens on campus in the basement or "garden level" of Higley Hall at the new Academic Resource Center.

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This is Denison: Mark Moller

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