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For the first time in its 26 years, the weeklong writing program for high schoolers, annually held on Denison’s campus was entirely online.

Savannah Delgross ‘19

Denison University Launches a Program That Allows Students to Take a “Gap Year, Without the Gap”
Full Story Film Festival features student stories and an intimate look at lives lived under COVID-19.

Liz Anastasiadis ‘21

Oyauma Garrison ‘96, president and CEO for A Kid Again, is a finalist for Columbus CEO of the Year.
via Columbus CEO
A theatre production by and for people of color opens horizons for the entire campus.
Finding a story is never a passive process. It’s done by trial and error, and with an eye on shifting circumstances.

Savannah Delgross ‘19

Learning about racism and white privilege can make us better, says Prof. Karen Powell Sears.
via Columbus Dispatch
KC Crain has been named CEO of Crain Communications Inc., the Detroit-based, family-owned media company of more than 20 publications.
via European Rubber Journal
Chase Beamer ‘97 represents the US Department of State as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
via Hoover Institution
“Understanding things on an atomic level truly allows you to better understand how the world and the body works,” says Asso Prof Rachel Mitton-Fry.
via Newark Advocate
Former congressman and US ambassador Tony Hall ‘64 was named the recipient of 2020 Peace Prize by the Dayton Peace Accords Anniversary Committee.
via Dayton 2 News
Carron Montgomery ‘04 sees firsthand how the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of children, teens, and families.
via Shawnee Mission Post
Gregory Lott, ass’t prof. of Health, Exercise & Sport Studies, was selected as an American Kinesiology Association Leadership Institute fellow.
Gus Biggio’s memoir, The Wolves of Helmand: A View from Inside the Den of Modern War explores the attorney’s two terms in the Marine Corps.
via NPR
Broadway may be closed, but performing and other arts are thriving at some colleges, writes Professor Margot Singer.
via Inside Higher Ed
Community developer Walter “Dakota” Williams has been named president of an NAACP branch in Edwardsville, IL.
via Illinois Business Journal
Denison Professor Jack Shuler has published a new book, “This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Frontlines of a New America.”
Denison professors co-edit new book, “Midland: Reports from Flyover Country,” a collection of essays that negates stereotypes of the Midwest.

Dana Randall ‘21

When Tima Kaba ‘19 returned from a post-graduate fellowship in Tanzania, she was unemployed and uncertain of the future. Today, she is in her dream job.
Denison’s Black Student Union is one of the oldest and most influential clubs on campus. Chief Minister Heaven Wade ’21 shares her insights.
Money, Inc. features 10 things you didn’t know about Ralph Schlosstein ‘72, co-founder of BlackRock and president and CEO of Evercore.
via Money, Inc.
For years Dr. Bruce Spiess ‘76 has been helping to save lives as an open-heart anesthesiology specialist. Today, he’s poised to save thousands.
Author and veteran Gus Biggio’s new book, The Wolves of Helmand, illuminates the Afghanistan war from an inside perspective.
A hair-razing event unites a team behind a great cause.
COVID-19 presents new opportunities for teamwork in academic settings write Global Commerce directors Karen Spierling and Jane Palmer.
via Inside Higher Education
When COVID-19 struck, Caileigh Marshall ’19 became part of a national effort to produce the gold standard of respirators for healthcare practitioners.
The ability to make connections — between people and ideas — has given T-Mobile executive Monisha Mukhija ‘11 an edge in her career.
Artist and professor Sheilah ReStack describes her work as something recognizable, but changed.

Dana Randall ‘22

A successful bipartisan public affairs firm has hired scads of Denison interns. Here’s how this political partnership started.
Imani Holmes ‘19 returns to campus to share insights from her work with healthcare clients at Edelman.
Jack Wheeler, a therapist at the Whisler Center for Student Wellness, has been honored for his contributions on Licking County’s 20 Under 40 list.
via Newark Advocate
A summer project in Sweden at the DESIREE facility is just one highlight of physics major Sarah Spielman’s research into negative ions.
Working with individuals in recovery has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career says Dr. Matthew Christiansen ‘05 (Biology major).
Artists can cross lines that medical professionals sometimes don’t have the space to.
Enjoy an excerpt from Prof Jack Shuler’s recent book, “This is Ohio”: A New Way of Thinking About Addiction.
via Columbus Monthly
Denison students canvas the campus to register voters and get out the vote.
KeyBank VP Shaquira Johnson ‘98 (Communication major) has been chosen to lead the revenue team of Northeast Ohio’s Boys & Girls Club.
via Morning Journal
Denison’s Bluegrass Ensemble embraces the old-time radio-hour genre for a virtual performance.
First-year students develop leadership skills to implement their personal goals throughout four years of college.

Malina Infante ‘24

Scholarship and teaching are enriched via intellectual community, says Prof. Adam Davis, sharing ways to enhance dialogue in today’s environment.
via Inside Higher Ed
Denison University announces the creation of the William Payne Innovation Lab for Racial, Social, Political, and Communal Sustainability.
Denison is partnering with experts, taking guidance from science, and being flexible and adaptable to achieve holistic health for the community.

Adam Weinberg

Study by DU Faculty Robert Bennett III notes that Black athletes’ potential to connect with voters can be larger than that of politicians.
via Politico
Taking a stab at fencing proved to Gabriella Longo ‘23 that she could go the distance.
Denison University’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized by state and national organizations.
When a little boy with leukemia wanted to “play ball,” Denisonians stepped up to the plate.
French major and teacher Megan Cover ‘93 will lead the Chattanooga Girls Preparatory School.
via The
Former English major Mark Stevens has been appointed a judge in North Carolina, where he served as an assistant DA in Wake County since 2008.