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President July 01, 2020
Morning Sun, Flicker of a Candle

A deer startled me, in a good way, when he peered into my home office window during the middle of the University’s first Zoom-based board of trustees’ meeting.

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Human Rights June 26, 2020
“We Should Do Something:” A Semester in the Era of Coronavirus, Spring 2020 - Part 1

Dr. Caroline Waldron, an historian by trade, shares an unofficial history to document the current moment at the University of Dayton during the COVID-19 shutdown. This series of blogs chronicles her three personal “Aha” moments from engaging in advocacy during Spring 2020. With it, she is practicing the process of COVID-19 reflections that professors have asked students to take during these challenging times.

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Human Rights June 26, 2020
“We Should Do Something:” A Semester in the Era of Coronavirus, Spring 2020 - Part 2

Dr. Caroline Waldron, an historian by trade, shares an unofficial history to document the current moment at the University of Dayton during the COVID-19 shutdown. This series of blogs chronicles her three personal “Aha” moments from engaging in advocacy during Spring 2020. With it, she is practicing the process of COVID-19 reflections that professors have asked students to take during these challenging times.

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Human Rights June 26, 2020
“We Should Do Something:” A Semester in the Era of Coronavirus, Spring 2020 - Part 3

Dr. Caroline Waldron, an historian by trade, shares an unofficial history to document the current moment at the University of Dayton during the COVID-19 shutdown. This series of blogs chronicles her three personal “Aha” moments from engaging in advocacy during Spring 2020. With it, she is practicing the process of COVID-19 reflections that professors have asked students to take during these challenging times.

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President June 25, 2020
Return to Campus
"These are times, though, that call for a deeper kind of commitment to community. A commitment to caring for one another as brothers and sisters, as you would your own family." Listen to my video message to University of Dayton students as we prepare to return to campus in August.
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President June 22, 2020
Godspeed, Daria

In higher education, we’re used to saying “goodbye” to people we care about.

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President June 18, 2020
Inspiring Greatness

Is it any wonder that our students believe they can change the world? They’re walking in the footsteps of those who are doing just that.

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Human Rights June 02, 2020
Stand Up for Human Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
The Human Rights Center joins the multitude of voices condemning the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black men and women, demanding accountability for these injustices and proposing actions to reform our current system.
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President May 30, 2020
May Love Light Our Path
In a letter to the campus community, I ask students, faculty and staff to "take a stand on the side of justice, on the side of dignity for all of God’s children."
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President May 28, 2020
Resilient
Less dedicated filmmakers might have shelved their project in the midst of a pandemic, but not these media production students who finished editing "Dayton's Darkest Summer: The Rise From Tragedy" remotely and premiered it not in a theatre but in a Zoom room. In its first week, thousands viewed the powerful film.
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