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President September 20, 2021
Not of Voice Alone, But Heart
Some of the University of Dayton’s wonderful undergraduate music ministers led Sunday's congregation through a full-throated version of Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service, their voices reverberating throughout the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
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President September 17, 2021
We have a proven, means-tested and equitable tool at our disposal to make higher education attainable: the Pell Grant. But the time has come to do more.
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President September 11, 2021
High Competence, High Character
"You are people of both high competence and high character. You’re the kind of leaders who imagine a better world, then go about the business of creating it — without fanfare and bluster but with great purpose," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the 2021 Alumni Award recipients.
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President September 11, 2021
A Prayer for Peace
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a campus prays for peace.
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President September 03, 2021
A Canvas for Creativity

"The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer," Katie Hill told students in her New Venture Creation class. Sitting in a classroom overlooking Main Street in the revitalized Dayton Arcade, I thought about the power of her words in this space.

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President August 21, 2021
One Community. One Family.
"The future holds every possibility you hold in your hearts today," I told the class of 2025 at the New Student Convocation. "The journey begins now."
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President August 17, 2021
(Extraordinary) Moments in Time
When I asked the President's Council before our annual summer retreat to reflect on their unit's biggest accomplishments over the last five years for inclusion in a time capsule, I expected a standard report card.
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Faculty August 09, 2021
University of Dayton Russian instructor translates letters written by her father, a Red Army soldier, from the front during WWII
Translating Russian texts to English is nothing new for Tatiana Liaugminas, who has taught Russian at the University of Dayton for more than 40 years. But her most recent project was personal — translating recently discovered letters written by her late father, a Red Army soldier, from the front during World War II.
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President August 02, 2021
Be the Change

The Class of 2021 entered the University of Dayton with the idealism of youth and, four years later, left with a commitment to be instruments of change in the world. 

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President July 15, 2021
Learn. Lead. Serve. Pray.
"Callings" is billed as an introduction to the heart and soul of UD for incoming first-year students, and there’s truth in that advertising.
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