Denison University is a private and residential four-year liberal arts college in Granville, about 30 mi east of Columbus. Founded in 1831, it is Ohio's second-oldest liberal arts college. Denison is a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio and the Great Lakes Colleges Association, competes in the North Coast Athletic Conference; the acceptance rate for the class of 2022 was 34 percent. On December 13, 1831, John Pratt, the college's first president and a graduate of Brown University, inaugurated classes at the Granville Literary and Theological Institution. Situated on a 200-acre farm south of the village of Granville. While rooted in theological education, the institution offered students the same literary and scientific instruction common to other colleges of the day; the first term included 37 students. The school was more of an academy than a college; the school's first Commencement, which graduated three classical scholars, was held in 1840. In 1845, the institution, which at this point was male-only changed its name to Granville College.
In 1853, William S. Denison, a Muskingum County farmer, pledged $10,000 toward the college's endowment. Honoring an earlier commitment, the trustees accordingly changed the name of the institution to Denison University, they voted to move the college to land available for purchase in the village of Granville. In the years leading up to the Civil War, many students and faculty members at Denison University became involved in the anti-slavery movement. Professor Asa Drury, the chair of Greek and Latin studies, became the leader of a local anti-slavery society. Bancroft House, now a residential hall, served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for refugee slaves; the roots of coeducation at Denison University began in December 1832 with the establishment of the Granville Female Seminary, founded by Charles Sawyer a year before Oberlin College launched the first coeducational college in the United States. The seminary was superseded by the Young Ladies' Institute, founded in 1859 by Dr. and Mrs. Nathan S. Burton.
The Young Ladies' Institute was sold to Reverend Dr. Daniel Shepardson in 1868 and was renamed the Shepardson College for Women in 1886. Shepardson College was incorporated as part of Denison University in 1900, with the two colleges becoming consolidated in 1927. In 1887, Denison inaugurated a master's program, with resident graduates pursuing advanced studies in the sciences. Within a few years, the institution considered offering graduate programs on the doctoral level. In 1926, the Board of Trustees formalized a new curriculum that would make Denison University an undergraduate institution. In the wake of Shepardson College's incorporation, Denison University made plans for enlargement of its campus. In 1916, the college sought the expertise of the Frederick Law Sons architectural firm; the resulting "Olmsted Plan" laid a foundation for expansion that has remained the guiding aesthetic for subsequent growth and maintaining a pedestrian-friendly campus, while preserving scenic views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Expansion during this period included the acquisition of land to the north and east, the relocation of Shepardson College to the east ridge of College Hill, the development of a new men's quadrangle beyond the library. During World War II, Denison was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. While the college's origins were rooted in theological education, Denison University has been a non-sectarian institution since the 1960s. By 2005, the college reached its present size of 2,250 students; the campus size is about 1,100 acres. This includes a 400-acre biological reserve just east of campus, where professors of sciences like geology and biology can hold class. Purchased in 2014 is the Denison Golf Course, an 18-hole course just 0.4 miles from the academic campus, the Granville Inn and Bar, now owned by the university. The first building in the "Greater Denison" plan, Swasey Chapel was built at the center of the campus.
The chapel seats 990 and plays host to notable campus events such as baccalaureate services, lectures and academic award convocations. There are 18 academic buildings on campus. Knapp Hall, built in 1968, houses humanities and social sciences majors such as Black Studies, Sociology/Anthropology, Educational Studies and Gender Studies, Political Science, Philosophy. Ebaugh Laboratories is dedicated to chemistry. Fellows Hall houses the foreign language departments, as well as international studies. In this building is the Center for Off-Campus Study. 50% of Denison students study abroad during their junior year. Samson Talbot Hall is home to the biology department. Higley Hall, once called the Doane Life Sciences Building, is home to Denison's two most popular majors: Economics and Communication. Olin Science Hall contains the astronomy, computer science, geosciences and mathematics majors. Barney-Davis Hall, one of the oldest academic buildings on campus, holds classes for English majors, Environmental Studies majors, has the Denison Writing Center.
Doane Administration Building and Burton Morgan are on academic quad (spill-over academic building, but they serve administrative purposes. The Bryant Arts Center opened in August 2009. Constructed in 1904 as a men's gymnasium (Cleveland H
Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops
The Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops are the sports and other competitive teams at Ohio Wesleyan University. The men's and women's Bishops teams are NCAA Division III teams that compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference and the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference; the university sponsors 25 varsity sports, as well as several club teams. The first athletic teams of the college date back to 1875, the year of the first organized football team, although fifteen years passed before official colors were selected and the football team started playing its intercollegiate contest; that year the team played three games with Ohio State University. In 1902, the Ohio Wesleyan team joined Case Tech, Oberlin, Ohio State, Western Reserve in forming the Ohio Athletic Conference; the first gym of the college, Edwards Gymnasium, was dedicated in February 1906. Ohio Wesleyan's first varsity men's basketball team played its games in the facility the same year; the Ohio Wesleyan teams adopted their official nickname in 1925.
During the same year, Ohio Wesleyan's official mascot became a grumpy-looking bishop dressed in a red robe. Ohio Wesleyan's colors, crimson red and black, date back to 1875, the year when the university organized its first official football game. Ohio Wesleyan's lacrosse team has a historic rivalry with Denison University. In 2011, Jay Martin became the all-time college coaching wins leader in route to winning the national championship; the football and field hockey teams play in Selby Field, which has a capacity of 9,100. Other campus facilities include a Dornoch Golf Club the Ohio Wesleyan golf course. Branch Rickey Arena houses basketball. Baseball & softball teams play at Littick Field. Tennis teams play at the Tennis Center, the soccer teams play at Roy Rike Field. Men's Lacrosse 4 Time NCAA Runner Up 9 Time NCAA Final Four Participant NCAC Champions:'87,'88,'89,'90,'91,'92,'93,'95,'96,'98'00,'01,'03,'04,'05,'07,'10,'11,'13 NCAA Tournament Appearances:'75,'76,'77,'78,'79,'80,'81,'83,'85,'86'87,'88,'89,'90,'91,'93,'95,'96,'97,'98'99,'00,'03,'05,'06,'07,'08,'09,'10,'11 12,'13 Men's Basketball NCAA Division III 1988 Men's Soccer NCAA Division III 1998, 2011 Women's Soccer NCAA Division III 2001, 2002 List of Ohio Wesleyan University people Official website
U.S. News & World Report
U. S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, consumer advice and analysis. Founded as a newsweekly magazine in 1933, U. S. News transitioned to web-based publishing in 2010. U. S. News is best known today for its influential Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings, but it has expanded its content and product offerings in education, money, careers and cars; the rankings are popular in North America but have drawn widespread criticism from colleges and students for their dubious and arbitrary nature. The ranking system by U. S. News is contrasted with the Washington Monthly and Forbes rankings. United States News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence, who started World Report in 1946; the two magazines covered national and international news separately, but Lawrence merged them into U. S. News & World Report in 1948, he subsequently sold the magazine to his employees. The magazine tended to be more conservative than its two primary competitors and Newsweek, focused more on economic and education stories.
It eschewed sports and celebrity news. Important milestones in the early history of the magazine include the introduction of the "Washington Whispers" column in 1934 and the "News You Can Use" column in 1952. In 1958, the weekly magazine's circulation passed one million and reached two million by 1973. Since 1983, it has become known for its influential ranking and annual reports of colleges and graduate schools, spanning across most fields and subjects. U. S. News & World Report is America's oldest and best-known ranker of academic institutions, covers the fields of business, medicine, education, social sciences and public affairs, in addition to many other areas, its print edition was included in national bestseller lists, augmented by online subscriptions. Additional rankings published by U. S. News & World Report include medical specialties and automobiles. In October 1984, publisher and real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman purchased U. S. News & World Report. Zuckerman is formerly the owner of the New York Daily News.
In 1993, U. S. News & World Report entered the digital world by providing content to CompuServe and in 1995, the website usnews.com was launched. In 2001, the website won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. In 2007, U. S. News & World Report published its first list of the nation's best high schools, its ranking methodology includes state test scores and the success of poor and minority students on these exams, schools' performance in Advanced Placement exams. Starting in June 2008, the magazine reduced its publication frequency in three steps. In June 2008, citing the decline overall magazine circulation and advertising, U. S. News & World Report announced that it would become a biweekly publication, starting January 2009, it hoped advertisers would be attracted to the schedule, which allowed ads to stay on newsstands a week longer. However, five months the magazine changed its frequency again, becoming monthly. In August 2008, U. S. News revamped its online opinion section.
The new version of the opinion page included daily new op-ed content as well as the new Thomas Jefferson Street blog. An internal memo was sent on November 5, 2010, to the staff of the magazine informing them that the "December issue will be our last print monthly sent to subscribers, whose remaining print and digital replica subscriptions will be filled by other publishers." The memo went on to say that the publication would be moving to a digital format but that it would continue to print special issues such as "the college and grad guides, as well as hospital and personal finance guides." Prior to going defunct, U. S. News was the lowest-ranking news magazine in the U. S. after Time and Newsweek. A weekly digital magazine, U. S. News Weekly, introduced in January 2009, continued to offer subscription content until it ceased at the end of April 2015; the company is owned by U. S. News & World Report, L. P. a held company based in the Daily News building in New York City. The editorial staff is headquartered in Washington, D.
C. The company's move to the Web made it possible for U. S. News & World Report to expand its service journalism with the introduction of several consumer-facing rankings products; the company returned to profitability in 2013. The editorial staff of U. S. News & World Report is based in Washington, D. C. and Brian Kelly has been the chief content officer since April 2007. The company is owned by media proprietor Mortimer Zuckerman; the first of the U. S. News & World Report's famous rankings was its "Who Runs America?" surveys. These ran in the spring of each year from 1974 to 1986; the magazine would have a cover featuring persons selected by the USN & WR as being the ten most powerful persons in the United States. Every single edition of the series listed the President of the United States as the most powerful person, but the #2 position included such persons as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul Volcker and Arthur Burns and US Senator Edward Kennedy. While most of the top ten each year were officials in government others were included, including TV anchormen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, AFL-CIO leader George Meany, consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
The only woman to make the top ten list was First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980. In addition to these overall top ten persons, the publication included top persons in each of several fields, including Education, Finance and many other areas; the surv
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in Indiana and Ohio. Founded as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1987, it reincorporated under its current name in 1998 with the addition of several schools from Ohio. Original members of the HCAC included Anderson, Franklin, Manchester, Mount St. Joseph and Wilmington. Of the ten current members, six were founding members of the former ICAC. Former members include DePauw, Taylor and Wilmington. Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology re-joined as of July 1, 2006; the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference was formed in June 1987, with 1990–91 being the first full season of competition. Charter members in 1987 included Anderson University, DePauw University, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester College, Wabash College. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Taylor University joined in 1988; the addition of three Ohio schools and the departure of two Indiana schools during the 1998–99 season prompted a change in name to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Wabash and Wilmington departed in the 1998–99 and 1999–00 seasons respectively. Transylvania University joined in 2001. Rose-Hulman re-joined the HCAC for the 2006–07 season; the most recent expansion was when Earlham College of Richmond, Indiana was accepted as the 10th member of the conference in October 2009 to begin competition in the fall of 2010. All of the conference's members throughout its history have been private schools. All have a religious affiliation except former member Wabash. NoteRose–Hulman left the HCAC following the end of the 1997–98 season. NoteWabash left the HCAC for all-sports after the 1998–99 season except for football. Member teams compete in women's basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and field and volleyball and men's baseball, cross country, golf, soccer and track and field; the conference does not sponsor lacrosse, but some Heartland schools partnered with some Presidents' Athletic Conference schools to form the single-sport Ohio River Lacrosse Conference, which sponsors both men's and women's play.
Greencastle is a city in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, United States, the county seat of Putnam County. It was founded in 1821 by Ephraim Dukes on a land grant, he named the settlement for his hometown of Pennsylvania. Greencastle was a village or town operating under authority of the Putnam County commissioners until March 9, 1849, when it became a town by special act of the local legislature. Greencastle, Indiana became a city after an election held on July 8, 1861; the first mayor of Greencastle was E. R. Kercheval, a member of the Freemason Temple Lodge #47; the city became the county seat of Putnam County. The population was 10,326 at the 2010 census, it is located near Interstate 70 halfway between Terre Haute and Indianapolis in the west-central portion of the state. Greencastle is well known as being the location of DePauw University. Public schools Greencastle's public schools are operated by the Greencastle Community School Corporation; the Greencastle School Corporation consists of one Central Office.
Private schools Peace Lutheran School is a private school in Greencastle, which according to their website is "an outreach of Peace Lutheran Church." It was founded in 1984 as a preschool. In 1995, kindergarten was added as a half-day program; the year 2002 marked the beginning of the Primary School with the addition of 5th grade. As of 2011, the school hosts grades kindergarten through 6th grade. Colleges and universities DePauw University is a private national liberal arts college, it was founded as Indiana Asbury University in 1837 as an all men's school. In 1867, Laura Beswick, Mary Simmons, Alice Allen, Bettie Locke Hamilton, the chief founder of Kappa Alpha Theta, America's first college women's fraternity, became the University's first four female co-eds. DePauw today has an enrollment of about 2400 students. Students hail from 32 countries with a 20.4 % multicultural enrollment. DePauw's liberal arts education gives students a chance to gain general knowledge outside of their direct area of study.
DePauw ranks among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in America in both U. S. News & World Report rankings and Kiplinger's “best value” list. In a 2009 Center for College Affordability & Productivity ranking published in Forbes magazine, DePauw was ranked No. 42 under “America’s Best Colleges.”Ivy Tech Community College is the nation's largest statewide community college with single accreditation. A 33,300 square foot, $8.6 million Ivy Tech campus was completed in 2009 in Greencastle. The Ivy Tech branch in Greencastle is assisted financially by The Putnam County Community Foundation. Other educational facilities Greencastle is the home of the Putnam County Public Library, a public library which serves patrons from Putnam County and surrounding counties. Services include books, books on CD, movies, newspapers, magazines and Internet access, Wi-fi, inter-library loan, programming for all ages, author series, book discussion groups and multiple public meeting rooms; the PCPL Local History and Genealogy Department is dedicated to collecting and providing public access to Putnam County's historical records.
As of 2017 the library began the Putnam Adult Literacy Services. In conjunction with the PALS program, the PALS Pups program allows children to read to the certified "good citizen" dogs; the Putnam County Public Library is a Carnegie Library and was built in 1903. In 1996, a large addition made the library. Greencastle once had a municipal Carnegie library, now known as The William Weston Clarke Emison Museum of Art; the library became a museum in 1986, was renamed to honor the financial contributions of James W. Emison, a longtime member of DePauw University's Board of Trustees and benefactor of the University, other Emison family members; the building was constructed in 1908. The Emison Art Center was the Depauw University campus library; the Putnam County Museum houses a "permanent collection of nearly 2,000 Putnam County related artifacts offers the county residents and visitors a historical overview of the county, including its significance during the Civil War and a glimpse into everyday life of Putnam residents in the past.
The Museum showcases the Putnam County contemporary artists in revolving exhibits, featuring at least one new artist every month." The Greencastle Music Fest was created in 2010 by restaurateur Gail Smith to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Almost Home Restaurant on the square in Greencastle, IN. The event has grown in size every year; the Farmers' Market in Greencastle is a weekly celebration of quality local food and community of the square. The market is open from 8:00 AM. On the first Friday of every month downtown Greencastle blocks off part of the courthouse square with an evening of music, arts and food. First Friday's end in October; the Monon Bell football game is the annual contest between the DePauw University Tige
College of Wooster
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio. It is known for its emphasis on mentored undergraduate research and enrolls 2,000 students. Founded in 1866 by the Presbyterian Church as the University of Wooster, it has been non-sectarian since 1969, when ownership ties with the Presbyterian Church ended. From its creation, the college has been a co-educational institution; the school is a member of The Five Colleges of Ohio, Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. As of December 31, 2017, Wooster's endowment stood at $311 million. Wooster is one of forty colleges named in Loren Pope's book Colleges That Change Lives, in which he called it his "original best-kept secret in higher education." It is ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, according to U. S. News and World Report. In US News' "Best Colleges 2018", for the sixteenth year in a row, Wooster is recognized for its “outstanding” undergraduate research opportunities and its senior capstone program, the I.
S.. Founded as The University of Wooster in 1866 by Presbyterians, the institution opened its doors in 1870 with a faculty of five and a student body of thirty men and four women. Wealthy Wooster citizen Ephraim Quinby donated the first 22 acres, a large oak grove situated on a hilltop overlooking the town. After being founded with the intent to make Wooster open to everyone, the university's first Ph. D. was granted to a woman, Annie B. Irish, in 1882; the first black student, Clarence Allen, began his studies in the same decade. It is rumored that when the college was founded, it was gifted a mummy and the head of Nat Turner. While the mummy is still located on campus, at the basement of the art center, the head of Nat Turner was lost in Old Main after a fire broke out. In the pre-dawn hours of December 11, 1901, a fire destroyed the five-story Old Main building, the centerpiece of the campus. Within two years, it was replaced by several new buildings which remain the primary structures for the classes and faculty offices.
These include Kauke Hall, Scovel Hall, Severance Hall, Taylor Hall. About ten years after the fire and rebuilding, there were eight divisions, including a medical school whose faculty outnumbered those in the college of arts and sciences. However, the university had begun to define itself as a liberal arts institution and, in 1915, after a bitter dispute between the faculty and the Trustees, chose to become The College of Wooster in order to devote itself to the education of undergraduate students in the liberal arts; the enrollment of the college is kept intentionally small, around 2000 students, to allow for close interaction between faculty and students. In the 1920s, during the clashes between liberal and fundamentalists, William Jennings Bryan, a prominent Presbyterian layman, former United States Secretary of State, attacked the college for its teaching of evolution; the subject had been taught at the college for several decades and defended by president Charles F. Wishart. Bryan called for the General Assembly of the church to cut off funding to the college.
But in 1923 Wishart defeated Bryan for the position of Moderator of the General Assembly on the evolution issue, the college continued to teach evolution. The 240-acre college has a tree endowment, established in 1987, which supports tree conservation, a tree replacement program; the Oak Grove, a pleasant green space near the center of campus, plays host to commencement ceremonies each May. Several of the Grove's trees are older than the college itself, including an eastern black oak near Galpin Hall that dates to 1681, as well as a 1766 white oak; each senior class plants a class tree in the Oak Grove on the day before graduation. On November 10, 2015, the College named Sarah Bolton as its 12th president, first female president, her term began July 1, 2016. Bolton was a physics professor at Williams College. Upon completion of at least 32 courses, students may earn a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Music Education degree. In addition to the programs listed below, students may design their own major with approval from the registrar and the Provost.
Some of the pre-professional programs are cooperative ones in which students spend a certain period of time at the College of Wooster before transferring to accelerated courses at other colleges and universities. The College of Wooster has an Independent Study program, in which all students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to complete a written thesis or other significant project during the course of the senior year about 50 to 100 pages in length; the student presents an oral defense of the thesis before a faculty committee. The program, begun in 1947 by Howard Lowry, has received attention from other colleges and universities, a number of other institutions have modeled programs after it. In 2003, the independent study program at Wooster was recognized by US News and World Report as the second best'senior capstone experience' in the US, behind only Princeton University. Wooster ranks 14th in the United States among independent colleges whose graduates earned Ph. D.s between 1920 and 1995.
Preparation and completion of the thesis can be time consuming, led to one view in which a student, writing in the weekly The Wooster Voice, suggested that the independent study program be interwoven with career planning as well as applications to graduate