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President October 02, 2023
One Tent. One Community.

We’re busy building a bigger tent at UD, creating space for every member of our campus community.


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President September 12, 2023
Dream No Little Dreams
The title of Clay Mathile’s autobiography says so much about him: Dream No Little Dreams. Those words offer a lesson for all of us, and they’re at the heart of this extraordinary man’s legacy.
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President August 28, 2023
Raising Walls, Building Community
During move-in weekend, business students turned a campus parking lot into a makeshift construction site for the building of walls for two Habitat for Humanity houses. It was a sight to behold.
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President August 22, 2023
Show Up!
President Eric Spina's advice to first-year students boils down to two words: show up. "Showing up is 95 percent of what it takes to succeed — at this university and in life," he said during New Student Convocation.
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President August 21, 2023
Welcome Home, Flyers!
"The gifts you bring make this university stronger," President Eric F. Spina wrote in a welcome note to students, faculty, and staff on the first day of classes.
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President July 24, 2023
Putting First Gen First

There’s something magical about walking into a room of incoming first-year students, especially when they are all the first in their families to pursue a college degree. It’s a piece of the American dream.

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President July 20, 2023
Leading the 'We Soar' Cheer
Deborah Flanagan Tobias '73 seems to be everywhere these days with a smile, a big hello and unbridled enthusiasm for her alma mater’s future.
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President July 02, 2023
Rising to the Occasion
This was a day like no other, and University of Dayton students rose to the occasion time and again, showing Flyer Nation how they soar.
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President June 20, 2023
The Art of Soaring
During the middle of a performance at the Dayton Arcade, Arabella Loera '23 sought out Dr. Laura Hume in the audience for a poignant exchange.
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President June 06, 2023
A Life Changer

If I could bottle the spirit of the Berry Summer Thesis Institute, I would in a heartbeat. Thanks to the generosity and forward-thinking vision of the Berry Family Foundation and the Berry family, students learn the joy of discovery. 

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