Your Professor Knows Your Dog Didn’t Eat Your Homework

By Abby Zofchak Students have flocked back to campus and classes are underway. Everyone has started the semester well rested and ready to do things again. However, many of us know that this enthusiasm starts to fade as responsibilities and schoolwork pile up throughout the semester. Students start to complain that they have too much…

Risk, Gender, and Public Engagement Gaps

By Paul A. Djupe [Part 1 in a forthcoming series] While watching the crowds in Washington DC and around the world at the Women’s March that dwarfed the thin inauguration crowd on Friday, it reminded me of a puzzle that my senior seminar and I found in the fall of 2015. We asked Denison students…

A Denisonian Democracy: Building Active Citizens One Meeting at a Time?

By Nathaniel Nakon Denison students are all too familiar with the opening line of the school’s mission statement, “Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society.” Although often mocked on campus, it carries a heavy message: a Denison education should…

Social Support at Denison: Who Feels It the Most?

By Oliver Gladfelter When I used to give tours of campus to prospective students and their families, the most I common question I got was “Why did you choose Denison?” As I would explain, it was the community – Denison students care about each other, look out for one another, and are always there when…

Are We Silencing Conservative Voices?

By Kaitlyn Elia Do you feel comfortable expressing your political beliefs on campus? Depending on whether you identify as a Democrat or Republican, your answer may vary. Overall, it appears that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike agree that everyone should feel comfortable expressing their political affiliations on campus. However, many students have noticed a severe…

Clinging to Sticky Identities on the Hill

By Nathaniel Nakon Following the recent shock that was the 2016 Presidential Election, numerous think pieces have attributed the surprise of Donald Trump’s victory to be a product of the liberal bubble that college educated individuals tend to live in.  Most college students spend eight months out of the year in a community largely filled…

Can We Guess Who You Voted For?

By Oliver Gladfelter We know about 76% of campus voted for Clinton, 11.5% voted for Trump, and others split between Johnson, Stein, and opting out of voting. We also know that Denison students voted in record numbers, at over 93% of registered voters. But we can dig even deeper and look at exactly which students…

Do Denisonians Vote?

By Oliver Gladfelter We know how Denisonians voted in the 2016 presidential election, although there still remains plenty of questions about our voting patterns. This was a unique campaign, and, with two historically unpopular candidates, voter turnout was constantly a question. Would citizens’ lack of enthusiasm for the candidates lead to low turnout? Or would citizens…

How Did Denison Vote?

By Paul A. Djupe November 8, 2016 hosted a stunning upset of the political order in the United States. Political novice Donald Trump ran a non-traditional campaign that was marked by relatively little organization, racked up the fewest newspaper endorsements in the modern era, had few elite surrogates echoing his message, and generally followed a script…