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President March 26, 2021
Out of Many Faiths

Masha Kisel is drawn to the colorful mosaic of Mary in the courtyard outside St. Mary's Hall. "I think of her as a fellow Jewish mother. Even before I was on the faculty, I’d come to that spot to sit and pray," she said.

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President March 17, 2021
Delayed — But Not Denied

I truly admire the resilience and tenacity of our student-athletes, who endured months of uncertainty to compete this spring. With “DAYTON” on their chests or their backs, they are our winners — every last one.

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Faith/Mission March 12, 2021
Courageous, Resilient Women
In the spirit of the Marianists, we prepare our students to navigate through a changing world — and thrive. There’s no greater example of that philosophy in action than through the lives of the 2021 Women of UD honorees.
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President March 05, 2021
Five Ways Universities Can Be Anchors in Their Communities
The city’s name is in our name. Beyond this deep and meaningful bond, it’s a reminder that we must work together to imagine and build our shared future.
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President March 01, 2021
A New Beginning for the Dayton Arcade
The mid-afternoon sun streams into an upper-floor classroom, offering students a magnificent view of Main Street from the newly revitalized and simply spectacular downtown Dayton Arcade.
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President February 15, 2021
A Community of Care and Support

In the midst of the pandemic, Holly Harmon arrived on campus as the new director of the Counseling Center and quickly realized the times we live in called for a new, more nimble approach to serving students.

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President January 27, 2021
Pulling Through — By Pulling Together
In an assembly line operation in the RecPlex staffed largely by campus volunteers, between 500 and 600 students daily are receiving a COVID-19 test and result before they unpack their bags and move back into their residences.
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President January 22, 2021
A Seat at the Table

“We’re all nurses, and we look like the population we wish to serve. We’d like to have a seat at the table.” That was Daneika Reynold’s passionate pitch for a new community venture, “Black Doulas of Dayton.” Her start-up would train doulas to help prevent the deaths of Black mothers during childbirth, which are, sadly, nearly triple that of white mothers.

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President January 14, 2021
Heroic Work

With a lead time of just a dozen days, hundreds of University of Dayton faculty hastily moved last spring’s courses to Zoom rooms. Many had never taught online, and some found themselves helping their young children adapt to virtual classes, too. Their teaching space blurred into their living space as the pandemic turned all of our lives upside down in a blink.

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President January 13, 2021
A Time Comes When Silence is Betrayal
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina invites the campus community to reflect on three of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches and participate in a virtual town hall and a series of special events to celebrate and commemorate the legacy and memory of the greatest civil rights leader in American history.
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