Lars Mikael Bo Jornow '05
B.A., Economics and Political Science; Sollentuna, Sweden
Lars Jornow was inducted into Phi Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics), Omicron Delta Kappa (economics), Order of Omega (Greek-affiliated student honorary) and Mortar Board (senior honorary). He was a scholar in the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program and was a Sadamoto Harito International Scholar. Jornow also was an intern at the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Named to Who's Who, he was founder of the Denison Poker Players Association, a DJ and station manager for Denison's student-run radio station, WDUB, chair of logistics for the American Cancer Society-Relay for Life philanthropic project and vice president of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon.
Lars, you have been called an exceptional student, a community activist, and a global educator. You have excelled in academics at the same time that you have emerged in an interesting variety of organizations and activities on and off campus. As a double major in Economics and Political Science, and providing novel perspectives from your background as a native of Sweden, you are highly active in the classroom in challenging assumptions and keeping the conversation hopping, leading one of your professors to say that you are "the student that every teacher wants in class and every student wants to sit beside." You have crafted an Honors thesis on philosophical economics that another professor says has important implications for how we understand the debate over international free trade, based on your argument that there is a contradiction between advocating international free trade and supporting domestic government regulation of the economy.
At the same time you have been a Senior Interviewer, Leadershape participant, Campus Affairs Council member, and "Founder and King" of the Denison University Poker Players Association, hosting increasingly popular and successful poker tournaments over the years. You have also become a small business owner, with customers that include the Swedish government, Interesting.org, and the Swedish National Radio. Perhaps your most passionate extracurricular pursuit and demonstrated accomplishment has been your leadership of WDUB. With a background as Equal Rights Journalist for Swedish National Radio, you came to Denison and plied your skills not only in doing your own programming, but leading a team that moved the station to its next step in quality and variety.
Lars, we will miss your keen mind and good humor, but we know that when it comes to success in the future, you will always carry the winning hand.