Denison removes home equity from financial aid

For many years, Denison has been one of the few colleges in the country that guarantees to meet the full demonstrated financial need of every student. I am pleased to announce that we are expanding our financial aid program by eliminating home equity from our determination of financial need and replacing that expectation dollar-for-dollar with free Denison-funded grant aid.

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Welcome back — there’s still more work to do

Well, that wasn’t nearly long enough, was it? After a much needed summer of recovery, the fall semester is in full swing for colleges and high schools across the country. Last year was undoubtedly the strangest and most exhausting academic year I can recall, and though our operations remain far from “normal,” we’re excited to connect with counselors and prospective students over the next few months.

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Colleges need to engage in a financial aid ‘arms race.’ Here’s how that could happen

This article originally appeared in The Los Angeles Times

When it comes to challenges facing our country, a lack of meaningful jobs and growing income inequality are two of the most persistent. Fortunately, colleges have the ability to make a difference, explains President Adam Weinberg in The Los Angeles Times.

Two of the most persistent challenges facing the U.S.

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Diversity discussions at Denison

Summer’s here — and the time is right for dancing in the street! Isn’t it so nice to be OUTSIDE?

Now that the summer is in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our multicultural recruitment efforts at Denison. After an unprecedented year, we are thrilled to have enrolled one of the largest classes of multicultural students in Denison’s history!

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As May 1 Approaches

For the next few days, almost every college-bound high school senior will be going through the same routine. Wake up, decide on ‘College A,” scroll TikTok for a sign of affirmation. Change their mind about ‘College A,” go to school. Realize that every other senior is doing the same thing. On Saturday, all the overthinking, all the confusion, and all of the mystery will come to an end.

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Decisions are out

Denison released admission decisions for over 9000 applicants on Thursday. What does an admission office look like around decision release?

First, it’s important to know that there are four offices in the enrollment management division: admission, financial aid, operations, and strategy/communications. All four offices have critical roles to play in every step of the process.

In the weeks leading up to decision release, the admission staff is reviewing files, participating in selection committees, and making admission decisions one by one.

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Weather

Like most of the country, Ohio is covered in snow. So this week, I dug our snowshoes out of the basement and my partner, two dogs, and I snowshoed across a local park. I love snowshoeing in a wide open, quiet space, or through a quiet forest, and it’s a great way to wear out energetic dogs.

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Welcome

This is my first post on this blog, where I hope to give you an insider’s view of both Denison and the college admission process. By no means do I think I’m the most credible voice on either of those topics, but I intend to do my best to let you inside my head as much as I can – trust me when I say you don’t want to go too far.

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