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President May 25, 2023
A Dayton Original
Willis “Bing” Davis makes a lasting impression on everyone he meets — from school-age children to my 97-year-old father, from scholars and artists far and wide to community leaders.
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President May 17, 2023
Lessons from a Philosopher-Provost

It's never about Paul. After a barrage of praise and gratitude for his stellar 38-year University of Dayton career, Dr. Paul Benson, true to character, turned the tables on a standing-room-only Kennedy Union ballroom crowd of well-wishers by saying, 'You’ve been teachers for me.'

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President May 07, 2023
Always Say Yes!

"As you imagine and shape your future, I urge you to dream boldly, act with conviction, and lean into the moment. Keep moving forward, without fear, toward lives of great purpose and service. Say yes. Always say yes," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the Class of 2023 at spring commencement.

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President May 02, 2023
It's About People

When trustees, alumni and friends ask me to describe the vision behind our ambitious and historic We Soar campaign, it comes down to three words: It's about people. 

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President April 27, 2023
A Seat at the Same Table
Ashley Andrews and Matt Khalil are not artists, and both readily told me that they knew little about Buddhism and Judaism before trying their hand at building a table representing both faith traditions.
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President April 24, 2023
We Soar!
Slowly playing a jazzy rendition of the UD fight song on a trumpet, Willie L. Morris IV '13 wound his way around the familiar intersection of Lowes and Lawnview, past campus lampposts, and through the audience to the center of a stage in the historic Dayton Arcade.
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Faith/Mission April 17, 2023
All in for UD
It’s being billed as "one day like no other," and Katie Bardine '23 is all in. The Stander Symposium is no small affair, and neither is One Day, One Dayton.
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President April 07, 2023
A Source of New Life
On Easter, "we profess our belief in the reality and possibility of new life — in a new way of treating one another with love and compassion," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wrote in a message to the campus community.
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President March 29, 2023
Raising the Curtain
Three UD civil engineering co-op students are helping to raise the curtain on the magnificent Roger Glass Center for the Arts.
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President March 13, 2023
Losing Two Generous Spirits
Bill Crotty '52 and Dick Glennon '50 died just two weeks apart at the age of 95. They shared much more than altruistic hearts, fondness for each other and a deep love for their alma mater.
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