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The Denisonian

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Volume 162, No. 3


David Hallman ‘14 remembered DEBBIE GILLUM News Editor Emeritus

The Denison community mourns the loss of senior history major and economics minor David Marshall Hallman III, 21, from Erie, Pa., who passed away on Saturday Feb. 8 after a search of campus and the surrounding areas. “My hope is that in a small community like Denison, that we can give his life and legacy more meaning. We all can, in a way, be more aware and kinder to each other,” said Professor Mitchell Snay, one of Hallman’s professors this semester. “We can embrace our friends and our professors and our students.” Hallman’s father called the Granville police department on 12:56 p.m. Saturday afternoon to report his son missing. He was last seen leaving Brew’s cafe around 1:30 a.m wearing a black North Face Jacket, a navy blue dress shirt and blue jeans according to Brew’s surveillance video. Hallman had missed a noon appointment with his girl-

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friend and was unreachable by phone, according to the Granville police department’s news release.

At 2:50 p.m., a DU Alert was e-mailed out to the student body asking them to contact security or Granville police if

they knew anything about his whereabouts. Hallman’s friends provided information of his last known

location. An emergency request was sent to Hallman’s cell phone provider, Verizon, and his cell phone was tracked to help law enforcement locate him. Officers searched the area around the signal location in the afternoon and evening. Dr. Tim Miller, economics professor, had Hallman in his econometrics class, and Hallman was one of his advisees. “He was always very positive, upbeat, fun to talk with, respectful and was always prepared,” said Miller. He said that Hallman’s passing was “upsetting” and said that young people “ought to wait until they’re 90 ‘til they die.” “Whenever a young person dies, it’s upsetting, and in this case, it seems unnecessary and pointless. He had so much future and potential ahead,” said Miller. Search parties were organized with help from Ohio State Highway Patrol, Granville Police Department, Licking County Sheriff ’s Office K-9 unit, and the Granville Township Fire Department. See REMEMBERING, page 3

Sexual assault speaker comes to campus Celebrating Lunar New Year JEWELL PORTER News Editor


Grace Brown came to campus on Feb. 6 to present “Project Unbreakable” alongside her friend and colleague, Kaelyn Siverski, a sexual assault survivor. Brown started Project Unbreakable in 2011 when she was just 19 years old. Over the past two years, Brown has photographed over 500 survivors and has received over 2,000 submissions. When Brown was in high school, she said she met a girl who had been sexually assaulted. It was then when she decided that she wanted to become a sexual assault counselor. After high school, however, she developed a passion for photography and decided to move to New York City to pursue her new dream. While she was there, she was out with a few friends when Brown said the young woman confided in her that she has been sexually assaulted.

The third floor of Slayter was illuminated with lights and decorated with hanging balloons last Saturday in celebration of the Lunar New Year. In addition, clothed tables and floral centerpieces adorned the seating areas. Eleven performances took stage as those in the audience enjoyed authentic Szechuanstyle cooked foods and treats of the Asian culture. “The Lunar New Year was a beautiful cultural event,” Amber Garcia, a first-year student from Boston, MA said. “It allowed me to become more culturally aware of Asian traditions.” The performances included an up-beat opening step show by Chi Sigma Tau, which is Denison’s newest fraternity. This was followed by singing duets, instrument playing—including the piano, guitar, violin, erhu (two-stringed Chinese instrument played with a bow), and guqin (seven-stringed Chinese instrument plucked by hand)—and ended with a demonstration of several Korean Taekwondo movements.

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Grace Brown and Kaelyn Siverski during their speech in Herrick Hall. They showed pictures of sexual assault survivors holding up messages from their abusers.

After hearing this young woman’s testament, Brown decided to combine her two passions and created Project Unbreakable, which takes pictures of both women and men holding up signs that contained messages from their attackers, family mem-

bers, friends and other people. Siverski said, “Project Unbreakable offers a place where stories [of sexual assault] can be believed without question or hesitation.” Brown added, “Project UnSee UNBREAKABLE, page 3






Remembering David: messages from those who knew him

The mystery of the fraternity rush process unveiled

Julian Lage Trio performed for Vail Series last Saturday

Rememberance of Ted Barclay, former DU coach

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Junior Sunder Willett from Georgetown, KY, one of the event hosts, said the Lunar New Year Festival is hosted by the Asian Culture Club every spring. He said, “We had a fairly even representation of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese culture on stage which is something the ACC really tries to do because it is not just a Chinese or Korean holiday.” “I was touched by the way all the cultures came together regardless of nation,” mused Grace Bachman, a first-year student from Columbus, OH. “The performances were beautiful and the way the audience appreciated them was a great experience.” Performer Chi Nguyen, a first-year student from Vietnam, sang in a group of five people the song, “Khúc Giao Mùa,” which translates to “Time of the Season.” The song expresses See NEW YEAR, page 2

700 people went to David Hallman’s memorial last Saturday


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Black History Month

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Farmer Fridays come to Denison

Facts Of The Week Andrew Brimmer: Born in 1926 Louisiana as the son of sharecroppers, Andrew Brimmer would go on to become the first black governor of the Federal Reserve in 1966. After an eight-year term as governor, Brimmer left to teach at Harvard and then to start his own consulting company. He died in 2012 at 86 years old.

Diane Nash: Diane Nash was born in Chicago in 1938 and rose to national prominence in the 1960’s as a college student in the Civil Rights Movement. She organized the first successful effort to desegregate lunch counters, as well as a voter registration drive. Today Nash lives in her hometown of Chicago.

Off the Hill

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LOCAL Oberlin students and staff protested Keystone Pipeline

Sarah Piper, David Ochs and Dan Ochs pose for a picture in front of a Farmer Fridays sign. This began on Feb. 7.

students and staff gathered to protest the State Department’s evaluation of the Keystone Pipeline. This is one of 200 recent protests against the Keystone Pipeline all over the country.

Farmer Fridays is a new Dining Services initiative to help students learn where their food is coming from and to be able to meet the people who grow that food. This Friday Feb. 7 was the first Farmer Friday in Curtis dining hall veggie room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.. The featured farmers were Dan and David Ochs from Ochs Fruit farm, established in 1842 and located about 25 miles away in Lancaster, Ohio. Students had the chance to eat lunch and ask questions to Denison Dining Sustainability Manager S.K. Piper and the Ochs farmers. Unfortunately, a pipe burst in the Curtis veggie room so the event was disrupted so they had to relocate to a table farther away from general student traffic. Piper said that, “one or two students came over to say thank you for the apples,” but hopes for much more student participation as the series continues. This is the first season Ochs Fruit farm has partnered with Denison. They provide around ten different kinds of apples to Denison at a time and grow over a hundred different types of apples.

The Oberlin Review On Feb. 3,

NATIONAL Water in West Virginia might not be safe to drink quite yet

The New York Times A Charleston school sent students home early on Feb. 9 because students and teachers smelled the “telltale licorice order” that signifies that the water is not safe to drink. Residents of West Virginia have begun questioning the authenticity of the officials’ claims that the water is safe to consume.


Iran agrees to provide information about detonators

The Washington Post Iran recently agreed to “provide additional information sought by the U.N. nuclear agency in its long-stalled investigation of suspicions that Tehran may have worked on nuclear weapons.” Iran has continued to insist they have never worked on nuclear weapons for destruction.

Corrections The Denisonian regards itself as a professional publication and strives for the highest standards of journalism at all times. If there is a mistake, please contact us at so we can correct our error.

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the happiness and joy felt as the New Year rolls in and the scenery and weather transition from bitter and cold to blossoming and warm. “The New Year is the biggest celebration in my country,” she stated. “At home, we sit with family and friends, have dinner, and talk together. It’s just so meaningful. It’s good to have the celebration here [in America] so we remember how we’re together back home.” Vice-President of the ACC Elise Bowling, a senior from Newark, OH, who also hosted the event, was very pleased with the crowd turn out. “The most exciting

“We’re very pleased with the way things have gone and the level of professionalism. When they talk about sustainability and high quality they actually mean it,” said Dan Ochs, a fourth generation apple farmer, talking about the relationship between them and Bon Appetit. Bon Appetit has been using their apples since the season began in September but will likely run out next week, because Ochs Fruit farm stock of apples has finally run out. Apple season ended in November, which is when Ochs last harvested apples, and Denison has been buying those they had in storage since then. Piper said that it was amazing that “we’re still getting delicious local apples in February because Dan Ochs has figured out the perfect temperature and humidity level to store the different varieties of apples for maximum flavor retention.” They know the exact temperature to keep the apples cold but without freezing. Next week the farm will run out of it’s stockpile of apples so Denison will switch to using Produce One for their apples. David Ochs explained that apples have a lot of nutritional benefits such as, helping to “reduce blood sugar, lower cholesterol, provide anti-asthma part of publicizing this event is that I know that there is a very strong community of Asian students as well as students who are simply interested in Asian culture,” she said. But she still feels that Denison students can sometimes feel disinterested in Asian culture. She said,“a lot of times it isn’t prevalent enough in the school community.” But still, Bowling said other students delight in this event because it “brings to light this huge cross-cultural bond that Asian students and those who love East Asian culture can share.” For more information on how to get involved with the ACC and other related events, feel free to contact Elise via email at

benefits, and they average only 80 calories.” He said that the skin on apples contains 70% of their nutritional value. While the farm is not organic, Piper and both Ochs explained that the word organic is not synonymous with the word local or sustainable. It is difficult and impractical, according to Ochs, for small farmers to become certified organic. One of the things that sets Ochs Fruit apart from larger competitors is that they do not wax or brush their apples. David encouraged students to “eat as much local food as you can.” “You guys eat a lot of apples so keep at it,” joked Dan Ochs. Piper hopes that Farmer Fridays will soon have a bigger following once more students learn about it. She’s going to change the time to 12 to 1 p.m. in order to accommodate students who have class at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Next week the Farmer Friday will be Valentines Day themed. Piper will be the “stand in” farmer talking about the fairly traded Cordillera chocolate that the dining services uses. She spent a month in Columbia researching the fair trade chocolate, talking with farmers and seeing the factories and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with students.




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The Ohio State Highway Patrol used an air unit to do an over-flight of the area. On Saturday evening at 7:20 p.m., another email was sent out from Laurel Kennedy, Bill Fox, Adam Weinberg and Garret Moore., which stated that “At this time, we do not have reason to believe he has fallen in harm’s way but are very actively pursuing every possible lead.” It also said that counselors and clergy came to campus and were available for students. By 8:15 p.m. Hallman was deemed a missing person and a DU Alert was sent out via e-mail, text, and phone call. One of David’s roommates, Eric Fischer, a senior from Longmont Colo., and swim teammates went around to the Sunset apartments Saturday evening looking for Hallman. Saturday afternoon, roughly over a hundred students gathered in Slayter and split into six groups to search the residential halls for Hallman. He was found by two female professors who were searching for Hallman at 10:34 p.m. Saturday night. The Granville Township Fire Department emergency squad was dispatched to the scene at 5 Parnassus Village Dr., near the Granville Golf Course.

At 11:22 p.m., a DU Alert was sent out that confirmed Hallman’s passing. Members of the campus community who wanted to gather could come to Swasey Chapel at 11:30 p.m. Approximately 700 students, faculty and staff gathered at Swasey Chapel to mourn the loss of Hallman. At this time, the cause of death is unknown and is under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Granville Police Department and the Licking County Coroner’s Office, according to the Granville police department’s news release. In the spring of 2013, Hallman took “Traditional East Asian Civilization” and “The Confucian Classics” classes with professor Dr. Barry Keenan in the history department. “He was a quiet, always clean cut and pleasant student,” said Keenan. He remembered how Hallman would always warmly greet him whenever he saw him in an elevator or around campus. “There were no defects in his personality. He was so thoughtful,” said Keenan. It was stated in the news release that “alcohol is suspected of being a factor in the case.” In addition, the NewarkAdvocate reported that Granville police Sgt. Keith Blackledge said, “[Hallman] most likely died from exposure.” A gathering of students and commu-

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David Hallman and his girlfriend Sarah Anderson pose for a picture at dinner.

Local Incident Report The Denisonian compiles relevant call records and incident reports from the Granville Police Department. Feb. 4 at 3:44 p.m. Denison security requested help with an incident of letters slipped under the doors of dorm rooms. They were found to be political with no report necessary. Feb. 6 at 1:02 a.m., possible drug trafficking was reported, but no evidence was found by the responding Granville police officer. Feb 6. at 3:40 a.m., A squad responded to an alcohol overdose, resulting in the arrest of a female Denison student.

Feb. 7 at 11:54 a.m. A Granville police officer responded to a request from security and investigated the smell of alcohol coming from a vehicle. Feb. 8 at 12:08 a.m. A Granville police officer assisted Denison security with clearing out a party. Feb. 8 at 12:56 p.m. A Denison student was reported missing. Feb 8. at 4:05 a.m. A squad responded to a report of a possible overdose.

Feb. 6 at 11:36 p.m., a Granville police officer assisted a Denison student with telephone harrassment.



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David Hallman prepares to take a dive at a recent swim meet.

nity members was held in Swasey at 11:30 p.m. Counselors were available to meet with students in the Shepardson Room on the 4th floor of Slayter Hall, beginning at 11:30 p.m. Dr. Suzanne Condray, communication professor, had Hallman in her “Freedom of Speech” class and said he was a “nice guy.” “He talked a lot about his values and beliefs. He had very strong values and beliefs, perhaps from his upbringing at Catholic school,” she said. Hallman attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pa.. Dr. Jessica Bean had Hallman in her very first Economics 101 class at Denison in his first year, and this past fall semester he was in an elective she taught, the Evolution of the Western Economy. “That was probably the most fun and inspiring group of students I’ve had in any class yet,” she said, “David was hard working and good humored, fun to have in the classroom, always polite and respectful, and just such a

good and nice kid in every way.” She said that she “will always have an image of him laughing with the rest of the class on our last day last semester.” “This is a very, very hard loss for all of us, and I will be very, very sad not to get to see him graduate with his class,” she said.


speeches lined up for this semester at colleges and universities all over the United States. Brown said she believes that being only 21 years old allows her to continue to think creatively in making students all over the United States more aware about how sexual assault can impact the victim. Students who attended the speech thought that Brown seems to have achieved her goal. Senior sociology/ anthropology major and co-president of SHARE Lisa Huffman from Ohio said, “I was very inspired by her presentation, and I experienced a lot of emotion. I had a saddened and heartwarming feeling afterward because the subject was sad, but it was amazing to see so many people come together for something important.” Brown emphasized in her speech that it is important to make sure consent is given when engaging in sexual activity. She said, “consent is not the avoidance of the word ‘no.’ It’s saying ‘yes.’”

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breakable is a sense of hope. It creates awareness and conversation about sexual assault.” During their speech, they showed some of the pictures they have taken over the past couple of years. The messages from the survivors ranged from phrases from their attackers to expressions of joy from the survivor or a loved one for having the experience put behind them. For example, a female survivor wrote on her poster that her attacker said, “it’s cute how you try to resist like that.” Another survivor, on the other hand, wrote that her boyfriend recently told her, “You are so strong. I am so proud of you.” But what amazes Brown the most is how many survivors decide to show their face in their submissions. She said that only one man has ever decided to cover his face in Project Unbreakable, and the majority of women decide to show their faces as well. Siverski said that their presentation here at Denison was Brown’s 30th speech, but she has 15 more

David Hallman Memorial When: Tuesday Time: 4:30 Where: Swasey Chapel


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Obituary for David Marshall Hallman III 9 April 1992 - 8 February 2014

BURTON FUNERAL HOME David Marshall Hallman, III, age 21, beloved son of David and Andrea, brother to Molly and Abbey, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Granville, Ohio. Born and raised in Erie, Pa., David attended Our Lady’s Christian School and St. Jude the Apostle Church where he served as an altar server for many years. An excellent swimmer, David began his swimming career at Lakeshore pool where he quickly became known for his bright smile and quick wit. As a Prep Rambler, David swam for four years, becoming an All American. After graduating from Prep in 2010, David went on to a history and economics major at Denison University, where he swam three years for Big Red as part of their men’s champion swim and dive team, a talented and close-knit community of athletes and friends. David enjoyed playing tennis and golf, hunting with his father, Philadelphia Eagles football and the close companionship of dear friends. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, Sarah Andersen, also of Erie. Despite an increasingly hectic schedule, his family and friends remained the fo-

cus of David’s time and talents. As those who love him gather together in Erie, his classmates at Denison crowded into Swasey Chapel to honor David. Tributes from teammates, classmates and overseas friends continue to pour in via Facebook, each of them noting David’s immense generosity of spirit and unique ability to make people laugh. In addition to his parents and sisters, David is survived by numerous family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. There are no words to express how much David will be missed. Everyone found a brother in David. He will always be loved. Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th St. (at Powell Ave.) on Wednesday, February 12, between 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St. on Thursday, February 13, at 11 o’clock with the Very Rev. John J. Detisch, V.F. officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations in David’s name be sent to Emmaus Ministries, 345 E. 9th Street, Erie, Pa., 16503. Share stories and send condolences at or on Facebook at In Loving Memory of David Hallman.

Home Memorial Service Erie, Pa. visiting hours: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m; 5:30 - 8 p.m. at 3801 W. 26th St. Mass of Christian Burial: St. Jude the Apostle Church at 2801 W. 6th St. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.

Denison Memorial Service Service of Remembrance and Celebration of the Life of David Hallman, Class of 2014 4:30 on Tuesday, February 11 Swasey Chapel

To send donations: Emmaus Ministries, 345 E. 9th Street, Eerie, Pa., 16503.

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Missing and thinking of David As a school, as a community, and as the staff of The Denisonian, we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of David Hallman. His contributions to campus have been made clear over the past few days, and his loss has been keenly felt. It is remarkable to hear and read the stories of David’s impact. His 21 years scarcely seem enough for him to have touched so many people. His legacy is left in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. Our community has come together, only because we all feel the absence of a remarkable man. Our thoughts

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and prayers are with all who are suffering during this time, and for all who feel his loss. It’s important to remember him, and to cherish him, and his life, and people like him. There were no famous last words, no final thought. Losing him so early was tragic, and makes his memory seem piercingly, vividly human. We ask that you seek out support as each of us deals with the loss of David in our own way. We are thinking about the family and friends of David through this difficult time. The Denisonian staff

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In memory of David Hallman Denison University’s Official Statement We mourn the loss of David Hallman, Denison class of 2014, and we hold his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. A service for our Denison community to remember David is being planned. We have only limited information about David’s last hours at this time. According to the Granville police, David was reported missing yesterday (Saturday) afternoon and Denison worked with local law enforcement to conduct a search. David was located Saturday night across the street from the Granville Golf Course where it appears

he had fallen asleep and then succumbed to hypothermia. Our campus is reaching out to each other to give and receive solace and support. We have several support resources in place, including daily counselor walk-in hours this week and support from the University Chaplain. President Weinberg said, “David was a wonderful young man who was widely admired by our campus community. Right now our focus is on supporting our students. We are very proud of the way our students came together last night to support one another.”

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David Hallman is one of the main reasons that I’m currently a student at Denison University, as we were both from the same hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. It is because of David that I was introduced to the Hill that I now call my home. He was a brother, a son, a friend, a teammate, a classmate, and a role model to many. Since David’s passing, I’ve been in close contact with many of our mutual friends both in Erie and at Denison. The loss of David will be felt deeply in the hearts of his loved ones. May God bless all who have been affected.

David Hallman was an incredible friend, son, brother and man. I always viewed him as an old soul in a young body. He seemed wise beyond his years, but still maintained the goofy, lightheartedness of a young man. He was polite, courteous, respectful and incredibly friendly to everyone. From the first moment I met him, I knew that he was someone I could look up to. He was my very first friend at Denison. He could make anyone laugh, and he would light up a room with just his smile. He could cheer me up in an instant if I was upset. We made a lot of memories in the astronomy class we shared. One of my favorite memories was sneaking onto the baseball field at midnight and drawing constellations for a lab assignment. It seemed ridiculous, and we were not particularly excited for it, but two hopped fences, a pair of ripped pants, a sprint across the street and a break-in onto the baseball field, we were ready (flashlights and pencils in hand) to draw our constellations. It was the craziest, most absurd thing to do, but we ended up having a blast. It took us several hours to complete the drawings, because we spent most of the time laughing and joking around. Our 4 a.m. study sessions in Higley were just as productive (or should I say un-productive). I will cherish these moments and memories with him for the rest of my life. God works in mysterious ways, and I will never understand why He chose to call David home at such a young age. However, I know that he is in a better place, and that he is looking down upon us all with that infectious smile of his. David – you are loved and missed by all. Rest in peace, my friend. God bless.

Malkick Guisse ‘14 Death among many truths of life can happen to anyone at any time. David Hallman, like many of the senior class at Denison, wanted to graduate and move on with his life. However, death came to him at a young age. I personally did not know David, but his death is making me reflect about myself, and knowing that any of us could be in his place. David my prayers and respect go to you. To the Denison community, let us not forget David. Let us do something in honor of his name. R.I.P. dear David!” Stanisha Lang ‘15 Denison, Do not forget what you witnessed last night. The memorial in Swasey was a true example of what can and should happen when we come together like the beautiful people we are. I also want to echo what some of my peers have been saying. Be there to comfort your professors as well. It was professors who found David Hallman’s body and they are just as much a part of the community as us. Provide love in this time of grief. David Allen ‘16 And there we were. On Saturday night, at 11:30 at night. We were packed into Swayze, all 700+ of us. We were remembering, we were crying. We were there. We are a family. A family who suffered the tragic, inescapable, inexplicable loss of a member of our family. And those who couldn’t be there shared their hearts and prayers, and those who couldn’t be there shared our condolences and our tears. We were there. David Hallman, senior, passed away on Saturday, February 9th. David Hallman, the friend, the companion, the confidant, was lost from this world. And we were there; hugging, yelling, maniacally praying. Within 15 minutes of the email regarding Hallman’s death nearly 400 people had shown up to swayze. Some in face paint, some in shorts, some stained from head to toe in tears. Some battle-weary, some surreal, some upset, some bewildered. And we were there.

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DAVID HALLMAN April 9, 1992- February 8, 2014

To celebrate his life, to pay homage to his memory, to stare right down the belly of despair and claw ourselves out, while helping others in the process. We were there! And we will always be there! Whether it be our friend, our friend’s friend; they are, and always will be OUR family. And while his presence is taken, the memories of him will never be. And so I urge of you, every single one of you, to make peace. With yourself, with your life, with your mind. I also urge you to give hugs to random people on the street. Give big, sloppy, horribly inappropriate hugs and make sure that whomever you’re holding knows that you are happy, just for the sake that they are alive! What a great thing it is to be alive and to be able to cherish Hallman for the man that he was! We were there. We will always be there. Through thick and thin, through snow or sleet, through scars and tears.

Sarah Anderson Dave was the love of my life. He made me feel like I was the only girl in the world. I could feel how much he loved me every time he looked at me. He meant everything to me, and I will always love him.

We are there. Go Big Red, forever.

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It's different for boys: fraternity rush process is "bro speed dating" The Inter-Fraternity Council at Denison has a more 'laidback' recruitment process CHRISTINA NAPOLI Features Editor Bid day for spring recruitment has come and gone. The bids have been handed out in envelopes in Slayter. The “drive arounds” have been made up Presidential Drive. And in the next couple weeks, the young men and women with bids will be initiated into the brotherhoods and sisterhoods on campus. Although fraternity and sorority recruitment converged on Bid Day when men and women received their bids in envelopes, it is popularly known that the recruitment processes that lead there are quite different. Delta Delta Delta sorority member Emily Hayes '16 from Madison, New Jersey said, “For sorority recruitment there’s a Greek Values, Skit Round, and Final Parties. It is very structured so the girl can meet as many people in the house as possible. So she can see if she’s a good fit for the house and so can we.” The fraternity rush process at Denison

is unique in its informality. While sorority rush has only three distinct events, fraternity rush is a lot less structured. “I like the frat rush process way more than the [sorority] rush process just because I feel like you can really become friends with and know the kids before they join rather then interviewing them and not being able to get to know them,” said Zach Rothschild '15, a member of Delta Chi fraternity. During the first few weeks of second semester, the fraternities hold open and optional events for the men who signed up for recruitment to get to know the fraternity. The words used by fraternity members across the board to describe fraternity recruitment were “relaxed”, “casual”, and “laid-back.” Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity member Michael Vawter '14 from Westerville, Ohio said, “The rush process is really just designed to help us get to know the underclassmen, and for them to get to Allie Vugrincic / The Denisonian know us. It is very laid-back, and you reCurrent fraternity members congratulate new pledges on Bid Day, Jan. 2, 2014. ally get out whatever you put in.” The fraternity members stress the importance of conversation at these events. ing. The bowling was fun. We broke the But the casualness does also have the It is the potential new member’s oppor- rushies and actives into teams and com- potential to be a drawback of fraternity tunity to get to know the fraternities, peted for a prize.” recruitment. and the fraternities’ opportunity to see In addition to these outings, some When the fraternity brothers were if the fraternity’s values align with the fraternities have been beginning to add asked about whether they believed there potential new member. more organization to were any cons to the recruitment proDelta Chi pledge Hank their recruitment pro- cess, Beta Theta Pi fraternity member Tran '17 from Pittsburgh, cesses. Dylan Haessly ’15 of Rocky River, Ohio Pennsylvania explained Vawter said, “We have explained, “Obviously those signed up his experience with the also been trying to add a for fraternity rush can choose to only atprocess. “You meet brothlittle bit more structure tend none, one, or all fraternity events, ers of all kinds and conto it as well, though. In unlike with sorority rush, and that may nect on the basis of valrecent years, we have create missed opportunities.” ues, trust and passion. had a joint-fraternity There has been talk by the IFC (The We spoke to one another, - Hank Tran open house, where po- Interfraternity Council) about a redebonded, played a little broomball and tential recruits can go around to open signing of the rush process but there there were a few dinners. Some could houses at multiple fraternities and intro- has been no official statement or action see it as a bro-speed-dating process re- duce themselves to guys.” made. ally.” Sororities have had similar events in Beta Theta Pi pledge Patrick Dunn The kinds of events held range from past years but recently Denison Panhel- ’17 from Saline, Michigan said, “Prior to fraternity to fraternity. Popular ones, lenic has halted this aspect of sorority rushing, I was on the fence about joinhowever, are group dinners, rock-climb- recruitment. ing a fraternity, but the rush process ing, broomball matches, golfing, and There seems be a consensus that the definitely helped me to decide that if I bowling. laid-back atmosphere of fraternity rush were to get a bid I would join. Overall, Phi Delta Theta Briggs King ’15 from does enhance the recruitment process. the recruitment process was a really Evanston, Illinois recounted a bowl- The openness and optionality of the good experience.” ing event they had. King said, “We had events creates a very inclusive atmoa night where we took the kids bowl- sphere.

Some could see it as a bro speed-datingprocess really.

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New fraternity offers are delivered in enevelopes in Slayter Union on Bid Day.



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Student Spotlight

NAJEE ROLLINS DEBUTS INDEPENDENT HIP HOP MIXTAPE ONLINE SHAKIA ASAMOAH Special to the Denisonian This past winter break, two Denison students caused a stir on social media with the release of a mixtape entitled Memoirs. The 35-minute debut is the brainchild of MC Najee N. Rollins ‘15, who goes by the stage name SHDW, and is produced by Krishonya V. Rogers or LDQ Musik. The tape gives listeners a peephole into the personal experiences of the MC with cleverly constructed lyrics and several well-placed cultural and political references. The tape opens with a Malcolm X quote urging listeners to be more proactive about the struggle for freedom. This sets the tone for the listener to go on a musical journey laced with several messages about freedom, religion, race relations, masculinity, and heartbreak, among other things. When questioned about his motives and intended audience, SHDW stresses that the tape was created for “all people that are willing to listen” and urges listeners to pay close attention to the messages in his music. “If you can, write the lyrics down and read as you listen to get a better understanding,” says the MC about his work. SHDW and LDQ spent over two years working on this project, bouncing ideas back and forth and constantly working, writing and creating new beats. Although not an easy process, the creators were determined to stray away from a lot of mainstream

Hip Hop and create music that deliberately addresses important social issues through the specialized lenses of their own experiences. Rogers describes her experience working as a female music producer in Hip Hop as a rewarding one, although it did not seem to be an anomaly to her. The duo believes that their work will create a valuable change in the industry, which has traditionally not celebrated female talent as much as male talent. They intend to continue working together on future projects. A future project is in the works with a tentative release date in April or May. They promise more music with a wider variety of topics and better material, declaring that Memoirs is only the beginning for them. They encourage everyone to take a listen and not be afraid to approach them around campus with reactions or just to say hello.


TO FIND IT: Memoirs can be found on or through their individual Facebook pages: and

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Najee N. Rollins '15, who goes by the stage nae SHDW, plays piano in Slayter Union.

THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS President Adam Weinberg: Global Studies Seminar

• Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. • Slayter Auditorium

UPC's Winter Week Hot Chocolate Bar

• Monday, Feb. 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Slayter 2nd floor

One Billion Rising

• Thursday, Feb. 13th at 11:30 a.m. • Slayter 3rd floor

Hilltoppers Valentine's Day Concert

• Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. • Bandersnatch

Olympic Themed Trivia

Bluegrass Bonanza: 10th annual Bluegrass Festival begins, Andy Carlson Band

Burpee's Seedy Valentine's Day Show

Bluegrass Bonanza: Illrd Tyme Out, April Verch Band

• Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 10:00 p.m. • Bandersnatch

• Wednesday, Feb.12th at 10:00 p.m. • Slayter 3rd floor

• Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. • Swasey Chapel

• Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. • Swasey Chapel




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All that jazz: Julian Lage Trio perform for Vail Series

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Above, from left: Julian Lage (guitar), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Tupac Mantilla (percussion) perform as The Julian Lage Trio in Swasey.

CECILIA SALOMONE Arts and Life Editor Swasey Chapel was full of sweet, smooth grooves on Feb. 8 as the Julian Lage Trio performed as part of Denison’s 2013-2014 Vail Series. Lage, a mere 26 years old, is a Grammynominated jazz guitarist. As a child, he starred in the documentary Jules At Eight, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Lage was accompanied throughout the evening by bassist Jorge Roeder and percussionist Tupac Mantilla. The show began with an upbeat number, “Critter,” which set the tone for the rest of the night’s performance. It was evident that the group had a diverse range of musical influences stretching beyond jazz. The rapid-fire strumming of Lage at times called to mind the jangle-pop

sound of 80s alternative bands like The Smiths, yet Lage’s guitar work was also reminiscent of salsa and blues. The polished and pounding sound of Roeder’s bass kept the rhythm going strong, while Mantilla’s lively drumming had the audience jamming and smiling all night. The trio themselves seemed delighted to be at Denison, with smiles plastered on their faces for their whole performance. After the third song, Lage introduced himself and the band, and said that most of the songs for the evening were original compositions. “We’ve written a lot of things to show our strengths– it’s only fair,” Lage said with a smile. On “Up From the North,” which Chelsea Winebrener, a sophomore English major from Delaware, Ohio, described as her “favorite song of the night,” the band sounded almost folksy

and channeled a little bit of the blues as well. At one point, Mantilla was clapping all over his body, somehow managing to make a sound as vibrant and fresh as the ones he made on the drums. Lage played a beautiful riff that sounded almost cyclical as it wove its way around the bass and percussion. During “Margaret,” which Lage said was written for a singer-songwriter and collaborator, the band took on a quieter sound, with twinkling xylophone percussion and a more traditional jazzy feel. Lage performed solo on “Red Prairie Dog,” which he described as “a new old-time fiddle tune,” and again at the tail end of the performance. The trio’s last song together, “233 Butler,” opened with an almost Western-sounding riff and kept the audience captivated throughout with

Lage’s free-floating and bouncy guitar work, speedy bass-picking from Roeder, and yet more improvisation from Mantilla, who at one point got up and played Roeder’s bass (not with his fingers on the strings, but by slapping it with his hands). The group’s creativity and genrespanning style made for a stellar show that was never boring or repetitive. “I really enjoyed it,” says Winebrener. “There was a lot of variety and improvisation in their music.”

Coming up next...

• Ten-time Grammy Award

winner Bobby McFerrin will perform the final Vail Series concert for the 2013-2014 season. • Performances will be March 27 & 28 at 8 pm in Swasey Chapel.


Gina Brillon gets lots of laughs at UPC performance CAROLE BURKETT Editor in Chief Gina Brillon brought warm humor to Denison on a cold night when she entertained a small crowd on the third floor of Slayter last Friday. A few dozen students clustered at the front of the rows of chairs, popcorn at the ready, for Brillon’s friendly and conversational comedy routine. She started by introducing herself as a 34-year-old Puerto Rican Latino from the Bronx. From the very start, her stage presence and her quick laughter fit the small atmosphere. She welcomed the students in the first few rows into her routine, asking their names, drumming up support for the universal situations she made light of. She included tales of growing up, loving dogs, working out, and relationships and friendships, saying, “It’s great to have girlfriends, you know? Every chick needs them. Friends who find you crying over a breakup you caused and are still on your side.” Her confidence and frankness brought a charm to everything she talked about. In her words, “I have the sense of humor of a 4-year-old, and I love that about myself.” Brillon has been interested in comedy since the age of 14, but did not start

performing until her mother entered her and her identical twin in a “funniest person in the Bronx” contest when she was 17. “We both got third place,” Brillon said, “and I totally bombed the callback.” This didn’t deter her, however; “I could keep talking forever,” she said; “I’ve never stopped.” Since then, she’s done standup throughout college and her adult life, though she has worked other jobs as well. She recently finished a tour in Texas, and described touring as “what every comedian dreams of.” Brillon said she’s always wanted to keep going, despite getting tired and frustrated. “I love it,” she said, and hopes to one day be in a movie or on a sitcom. This year, she will film a 1 hour special, which will be introduced by Gabriel Iglesias, commonly known as the comedian “Fluffy.” But it’s clear that Brillon’s fans are most important: “I want a strong fanbase I can connect with,” she said, and by posing for pictures and answering questions after her show, along with her winning stage presence, she gained new fans at Denison. Sophomore Celeste Acosta, UPC chair of comedians, said that the event was a success. “It went well. She interacted well with the small group that did show up.” UPC will bring two more comedians this semester.

Above: Gina Brillon performs for the UPC comedy event.

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Beck Lecture Series: Glover and Starzinger Alford Center DEBBIE GILLUM News Editor Emeritus The Beck Lecture Series event on Feb. 6 at 8 pm in the Barney-Davis board room began with a night of poetry. But these weren’t your stereotypical poets. Maggie Glover ‘05 and Paige Hill Starzinger both have full-time jobs, not related to poetry, but both just recently published their first book of poems. Despite visiting campus together, the two women have radically different work. Before their poetry reading, the women also gave a talk that afternoon. English professor David Baker introduced the two poets, describing Glover ’s poetry as “direct and voicedriven.” He joked that, “It is best to read Maggie Glover with a seatbelt on.” He said that Starzinger ’s poetry was “visual art, likely to splinter and the product of a researcher.” He again joked that listeners should still keep their seatbelt on for Starzinger ’s reading. Glover is currently the Director of Brand Marketing at Ipsy, a beauty website, and lives in San Francisco. After getting her MFA in poetry at West Virginia University, she worked as part of the fashion startup website called ModCloth. She read eight of her poems from her book How I

Went Red including one about her admiration for Marc Jacobs and another one called “Refrain” that she wrote while staying in a hotel on what she called a “writer vacation.” Starzinger read six of her poems from her book Vestigial. She added that her “poems are built like nests” and that “they often have braided narratives.” Some of her poems were about her time living in New York City. In the afternoon chat, Glover gave a presentation on the marketable skills that English majors inherently possess and how those skills can translate into the job market. When an audience member asked how she finds time to write with her job, Glover joked that, “I don’t have dogs or children so I have time to write poetry.” Starzinger displayed some of her work from her time at Vogue. She said that she “loves to hire poets, writers, Buddhists, and history majors because they bring their passion to their work.” She explained how writing captions for fashion magazines can be a challenging and fun job for English majors. Isabel Randolph, a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio thought it was “really cool” to listen to Glover and Starzinger. “I really enjoyed the opportunity

to hear them because I’m an English major who wants to go into business, so it was super relevant,” said Randolph “I thought they were fun and personable and I liked getting their tips about things like combining work with writing.” Caroline McCauley, a senior from Hartville, Ohio, attended the afternoon talk about the poet’s careers. “Their presentations on their careers not only gave insight into the fashion and beauty industry, but also touched upon how to find success in any career,” she said. McCauley also took some advice from Starzinger, who said “the smaller your frame of the reference, the smaller your range.” McCauley said it was “applicable to all aspects of my daily life and wise words to live by.”

Coming up next... • The next event for the Beck Lecture Series will feature Ismet Prcic, a 2013 GLCA prize-winning fiction author.

kicks off Saturday Service campaign ERIN WORDEN AND SARA VINCENT Alford Center Correspondents Initiated in the fall of 2013, DCA’s Saturday Service campaign promotes on-campus involvement and community outreach by sending students, typically on Saturday mornings, to serve the greater Granville and Newark communities. Last semester, approximately 150 Denisonians participated in Saturday Service. Associate Director of the Alford Center Susie Kalinoski hopes for even greater participation this spring and looks forward to another successful semester of service-learning activities. This Saturday, Feb. 15, Saturday Service will be serving lunch at the Salvation Army. We will be leaving from P1 in the Slayter parking garage at 10:15 am.

• The lecture will be held in the Barney-Davis board room on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.

Student Recipe

Ripe and Ready: Fruit Guacamole ABOUT THIS RECIPE: Guacamole is universally acknowledged to be the best way

Contributor of this recipe: WILL BRACKENBURY ‘15 Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

to season a chip (salsa cannot compare; do not pretend otherwise) but few people have discovered the secret known as “fruit guac.” By adding just a little bit of sugar to your salt and spice, you can knock your guacamole preparation out of the park.

INGREDIENTS: -1/3 cup white onions (about half an onion bulb), finely chopped -2 to 4 serrano or jalapeno chiles (“delicate flowers” use 2, “spice addicts” use 4) -1 teaspoon coarse salt (preferably sea salt) -Roughly 4 large avocados -2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice (from an actual lime) -3/4 cup pear (2 pears or less) -3/4 cup seedless grapes, halved -3/4 cup pomegranate seeds

DIRECTIONS: • I advise you start off by chopping everything—the white onions need to be finely chopped, as do the chiles and pears, but then the grapes can simply be cut in half, and the pomegranate seeds need no chopping. • Once you’ve got that, mash your white onions and chiles into a fine paste. If you’ve got a mortar and pestle, use that, but since you don’t have a mortar and pestle (get real, you’re in college) use the flat of your knife instead. • Put them in a bowl, and add the salt. Don’t worry about adding too much right now, you can add more later. • After that, cut open the avocadoes, scoop them out with a spoon, and start mashing them in the bowl (ideally with a large spoon). They should stay a little lumpy, so don’t go overboard. • Feel free to taste after mixing in each avocado, though be warned that the mixture will start off on the spicy side. • After those are in, squeeze in the lime juice, and mix again. Then throw in the fruit and mix lightly. • After that, all you have to do is add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re

To submit a student recipe, contact Cecilia Salomone at salomo_c1

good to go. Fruit guac forever!


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WEEKLY ROUND-UP Bringing you the box scores from the past week in Big Red athletics. For game recaps, visit:


2/8 Wooster 41 Denison 71


2/8 Bob Shannon Inivtational 5th Place


2/8 Bob Shannon Invitational 2nd Place


Oberlin 75 Denison 81


2/1 Wittenberg 42 Denison 46


2/1 Fighting Scots Invitational 3rd Place


2/1 Fighting Scots Invitational 3rd Place

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Senior Alex Longi (pictured shooting) struck gold on Saturday night, notching the 1,000th point of his collegiete career, making him only the 20th player in DU history to reach that goal. Longi leads his team with 15.3 points per game and 3.4 assists per game.

Freshman women’s basketball phenom Jordan Holmes in midst of historic season ANDREW FRESHKORN Staff Writer The idea of a “freshman phenom” in sports is a very rare situation. It is hard to come by a young athlete who possesses both the physical and mental tools to compete so well at the collegiate level against much older, more experienced athletes. However, freshman women’s basketball player, Jordan Holmes possesses these capabilities and more. At the collegiate level, younger athletes usually wait their turn to play, growing and learning from older players and the coaching staff until it becomes their time to take the reins and lead the team. However, each year programs across the country see a talented freshman or two come out on to the hardwood and make an immediate impact. Holmes, a native to Pittsburgh, PA, has appeared in all twenty games for the Big Red thus far, and her numbers indicate a player with experience far beyond her years. Holmes averages nearly a double-double each game, with 9.9 points per game and 14.3 rebounds also per game. The freshman averages 63.3% from the field and 52.9% from the free throw line. Holmes also logs 32.4 minutes of playing time a night, with that number rising up to 34.0 during conference play. When asked about her success, she was shocked. “I never imaged in a million years that I would be starting as a freshman in college, let alone breaking records already,” Holmes said. “I am just continuing to play the way I did in high school.” She notched her first collegiate tripledouble in her sixth game as a member of the Big Red on Nov. 30 where she record-

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Freshman Jordan Holmes (above) has been on a roll this season. Her average of 6.16 blocks per game leads all of NCAA Division III.

ed 10 points, 20 rebounds and 11 blocked shots in an 85-45 home rout of Muskingum University. Her 20 rebounds were the most in a single game since 2001, when former player Laci Ford brought down 21, and her 11 blocks were a new Denison and North Coast Athletic Conference single-game record. Holmes’ triple-double was only the second one recorded in the history of Denison’s women’s basketball, next to Cristi Clay, who recorded a quadruple-double in 1991. Her list of accomplishments doesn’t stop there. On Jan. 29 in a loss to DePauw, the number one team in the country, Holmes set another Denison and North Coast Athletic Conference record for blocks in a season with 110, breaking the conference record

previously held by former Denison standout Kristen Sheffield (106.) Holmes has also recieved two Conference Player of the Week awards, while helping lead the Big Red to a 15-5 overall (7-4 NCAC) record, good enough to forge a tie for third place in the conference with the Kenyon Lords. There are five games remaining in the season, along with the NCAC tournament. Despite all of her individual successes, she credited her teammates for their effect on her game. “In the beginning of the season I was completely terrified and had no idea what to expect, but my teammates have really helped me to come out of my shell both on and off the court,” she said. “The seniors have played a pivotal role in the way I play.” Unlike larger programs, Denison and other Division III schools typically don’t follow the “one and done” trend where

players leave after a season of play to pursue a professional career. So that means the Big Red community should get used to the idea of #44 wreaking havoc across NCAC basketball courts for three more years. But even if she could leave Denison to pursue a professional basketball career, don’t expect her name to be running across draft boards any time in the near future. “Even if I was good enough, I wouldn’t ever want to play in the WNBA because I look at basketball as a fun stress reliever, not as a job,” Holmes said. “I would never want to experience the pressure of a professional sport because it would no longer be fun anymore, and I probably would end up hating the sport.” Spoken like a true lover of the game.

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The Big Red boom: NCAC swim/dive championship preview NEIL RILEY Special To The Denisonian

Since 1998, the annual North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships have been held at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Ohio – far from this fair college on the hill. On February 12, however, the honor of hosting the meets will be passed to the Big Red men and women, when they will battle their conference rivals at the Trumbull Aquatics Center. Denison will welcome the change in setting and will seek to recreate the results of the previous few conference championship performances. The last five years of conference play have been painted red and white, but history has been overwhelmingly dominated by the Lords and Ladies of Kenyon who have won 23 of the past 29 NCAC titles and own last year’s Men’s NCAA Division III National Championship. Undoutably they will seek to retake the conference Championship and later defend their national title against the men of Granville. In the bitter rivals’ first encounter earlier this season, the Denison men bested Kenyon and thoroughly proved themselves the team to beat this season. On the backs of the foursome of se-

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Nelson Dow / The Denisonian

niors Carlos Maciel, Spencer Fronk, Sean Chabot and sophomore Conrad Wuorinen, they would overcome their Gambier competitors 153.5-146.5, while the Big Red women would top the Kenyon Ladies 164-136. Both Denison squads enter the conference championships with momentum on their side. On Senior Day last week, the women trumped Ohio Wesleyan 156-64 ending the regular season with a strong victory. Senior Natalie Lugg stepped up in her final dual meet in Trumbull, swimming her way to a sweep of the breaststroke events with the help of sophomore Marissa Bednarek. Also leading Denison’s attack were juniors Michelle Howell, winner of both individual medley events in last year’s NCAC championship and Molly Willingham, a two-time NCAC champion and important asset in the backstroke, will both be exciting to watch this Wednesday. The Big Red will not be wholly reliant on veteran experience. According to sophomore Ashley Yearwood, finding leaders will not be a problem for the squad going in the future. “The members of the 2013-2014 team have a motto” said Yearwood. ‘Non Ducor Duco,’ which means ‘I am not led I lead.’ We are all leaders in the sense that we can take inspiration from anyone on the team.” Lugg, Howell and Willingham are

LEFT: Senior swimmers jog through a makeshift tunnel before last weekend’s meet. ABOVE RIGHT: A member of the women’s swim team competes in her race. BOTTOM RIGHT: A male swimmer prepares to begin his race.

leyan team, showing their depth as a squad. For the men, it would be freshman Max Levy who would shine in the senior’s last dual meet against the Bishops. Levy earned North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors for his 11-dive score on the three-meter board. “This season has been great for all of us” Levy said after the meet. Nelson Dow / The Denisonian

three of only 11 upperclassmen and 27 underclassmen rounding out a squad that is far from top heavy. This makes the seniors all the more important to the team. “Being on the team for three and a half years gives you a lot of wisdom about the sport and the competition we are about to experience,” Yearwood said. “They, as a group have been through a lot and are still able to give so much contagious and positive energy.” Despite inexperience, the team is as explosive as ever, and Denison will look to the talent of underclassmen in the NCAC championships and beyond. Sophomores Yearwood and Taylor Johns and freshman Carolyn Kane have assumed important roles and a Big Red victory will hinge their performances. In the men’s Senior Day dual meet, the Big Red came out on top, 15993, against a respectable Ohio Wes-

men and they will look to retain their title at the NCAC championship for the sixth year in a row. Seniors Jackson Humphrey, Carlos Maciel, and Al Weik will be the leaders of the team on Wednesday. Weik, already a 12-time All-American will aim to be the second swimmer in NCAC history to win fourstraight 1,650 freestyle titles. Also highly anticipated is junior Damon Rosenburg’s events this Wednesday as he owns the NCAC’s top time in the 100. Denison will also look for a big day from from their three All-NCAC divers: junior Connor Dignan, junior Connor Dorff and sophomore Ben Lewis. Preparation will be key in the coming days as Wednesday approaches.

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He credited his mentors and the upperclassmen, saying that he “could not have had that great of a meet without [his] teammates” who “helped with visualization during the meet.” Momentum will be critical for the Big Red going into Wednesday. Levy mentioned that the team’s confidence is at an “all time high going into the conference meet.” In contrast to the youth of the Denison women, the men are built around a strong squad of upperclass-

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A true Denisonian: Coach Ted Barclay remembered LAURA CARR Assistant Sports Editor Former Denison coach, men’s athletic director and professor Theodore “Ted” Barclay, passed away in his home on Jan. 31 at the age of 83. A memorial service was held in Barclay’s honor at Swasey Chapel on Feb. 5. Rev. Stephen J. Cramer conducted the service. Barclay was born on April 22, 1930 in Zanesville, Ohio, the first of two children to James and Esther Barclay. He was active in the Boy Scouts and started a varsity swim program at his high school, Columbus North High School. In 1952, Barclay graduated from Ohio State University where he was a member of the swimming team as well as the soccer and lacrosse clubs. According to the Newark Advocate, Barclay was also a member of OSU’s chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which he later supported as faculty advisor to Denison’s chapter. Barclay spent 35 years at Denison and retired in 1997 with the rank of associate professor emeritus. He began his career at Denison in 1962 when he was hired by the school to serve as an assistant professor and the head coach of the men’s swimming and diving program. During his time at the school, he coached six Big Red varsity programs. He was appointed director of men’s athletics in 1979, a post that he held for 12 years. Barclay was inducted into the Denison’s Varsity D Association Hall of Fame in 1997. Upon his graduation from OSU, Barclay spent eight years as a science teacher and aquatics coach in the Shaker Heights school district near Cleveland. In 1962, he earned a Master of Education degree from Kent State University and was hired by Denison later that year. Barclay coached the Denison men’s swimming and diving team at the school’s old Gregory pool for 18 years. Some of his most notable achievements for the Big Red included leading the swim team to ten second-place finishes at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, a sixth-place finish at the 1969 NCAA Division III Championships and an eighth place finish in 1970. He also helped form the North Coast Athletic Conference in 1985. In 2012, Barclay officiated the Big Red’s final meet at Gregory Pool. Barclay also served as head men’s soccer coach for 29 years, head men’s golf coach for 14 years, head women’s soccer coach for four years and co-coach of the

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The late Coach Ted Barclay (pictured above) will be remembered in the hearts of his loved ones and in the history books for a long time. He coached six varsity sports at Denison. To this day, he remains Denison’s all-time leader in soccer victories with a career record of 230-125-38 (.634).

men’s lacrosse team in 1982. As an athletic director here at Denison, Barclay hired many coaches that still remain, including head swimming coach Gregg Parini, head women’s basketball coach Sara Lee, head men’s and women’s tennis coach Peter Burling and Mike Caravana, head men’s lacrosse coach. Denison’s current senior associate director of athletics, Lynn Schweizer, began at Denison in 1973 and worked with Barclay until his retirement. According to Craig Hicks, Denison’s sports information director, “[Schweizer and Barclay] played a very large role in the creation of the NCAC and the advancement of women’s athletics at Denison.” Schweizer was good friends with Barclay before they became colleagues. “Ted was a close friend and a respected colleague whom I admired for his leadership and for the important role he played in the advancement of men’s and women’s athletics at Denison,” Schweizer said. “For more than three decades, Ted impacted the lives of his students and colleagues, teaching us all important life lessons along the way. He valued each in-

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dividual and took the time to truly connect with students, fellow coaches and other faculty members. He was a positive force in all of our lives, and the loss we feel within the Denison athletics family runs deep.” Barclay’s legacy at the school will not be forgotten. The former coach was buried at Denison’s College Cemetery with military honors from his time serving in the navy on Feb. 6. In addition to Barclay’s professional accomplishments, he also had strong relationships with his friends and relatives. At the memorial service, Barclay’s son Bruce said that his father “wasn’t glass half full; he was glass overflow-eth.” Barclay’s other son, Jeff, said that his father inspired him to become a part of the coaching world. His friend, Nan Carney-DeBord, Denison’s current director of athletics, noted that, “His humor was his guiding light.” Barclay was a role model to many current Denison employees. “He was a Denison person through and through. The way he dressed, the way he acted, the professionalism, the whole thing,” co-cross country and assistant track and field coach Phil Torrens said. “He was a very professional individual but a close friend, you could say. He wasn’t

a person that wanted to be better than you or wanted to keep you at arm’s length. He wanted to help you, he would be your guidance person and he would be your mentor.” Hicks echoed Torrens’ sentiments. “The thing that I will remember most about Coach Barclay was his charisma,” Hicks said. “Frequently, he served as our master of ceremonies at various alumni functions, and he was always able to make everyone feel like the most important person in the room. I hear people say ‘Denison is a special place’ all of the time, and they’re right. But what makes Denison truly special are the people, and Ted Barclay is perfect proof of that.” Barclay is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia; sons and daughters-inlaw Bruce and Dorothy Barclay of North Andover, MA, Brian and Danielle Barclay of Granville and Jeff and Beth Barclay of Sunderland, VT; and grandchildren Jill, Todd, Caroline, Kendal, Taylor, Owen, Julia and Livia. “Ted was Denison,” Carney-DeBord said. “Some staff called him ‘Big Red Ted.’ That’s what I’ll remember.”

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Vol. 162, No. 3 of The Denisonian, student newspaper of Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 43023.