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Denison University holds a storied place on the landscape of American higher education.
Among the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” beyond the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River, Denison University held its first classes during the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

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Denison University holds a storied place on the landscape of American higher education.
Among the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” beyond the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River, Denison University held its first classes during the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

    Denison's Beginnings

    Denison's Beginnings

    Denison got started, in part, due to a growing concern for qualified ministers.

    To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Denison University, Professor Tony LIsska created a series of historical vignettes that details our early history.

    • 3 min
    Financial Troubles

    Financial Troubles

    The impact of national financial woes on the then "Granville Literary & Theological Institution"
    To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Denison University, Professor Tony LIsska created a series of historical vignettes that details our early history.

    • 2 min
    Towards Financial Stability

    Towards Financial Stability

    Jeremiah Hall Brings financial stability to the institution.
    To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Denison University, Professor Tony LIsska created a series of historical vignettes that details our early history.

    • 4 min
    College Hill in Granville

    College Hill in Granville

    E. Benjamin Andrews may be Denison's most important president.
    To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Denison University, Professor Tony LIsska created a series of historical vignettes that details our early history.

    • 5 min
    The Baptist Connection

    The Baptist Connection

    Many Denison presidents were Brown alums, but Denison also has connections to the University of Chicago.
    To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Denison University, Professor Tony LIsska created a series of historical vignettes that details our early history.

    • 4 min
    The Role of Women in Education

    The Role of Women in Education

    Several historians argue that the first educational institution for women, west of the Allegheny Mountains, was founded in Granville.

    • 5 min

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