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President April 12, 2021
One Family
As a child, Emily Parker said she "looked at the world in an innocent way," not seeing any difference between herself and her adoptive family until second grade classmates told her she was different.
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President April 06, 2021
24 Hours of Flyer Love

Talk about Flyer love! Some University of Dayton students are using their mini-spring break day on April 14 to fly #1Day1Dayton porch sheets, run a personal 5K, and tweet their love for their school.

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President April 04, 2021
An Easter Message of Joy and Hope
"May the Easter message of hope live in each of us — today and always," President Eric F. Spina wrote to the campus community.
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President March 30, 2021
A Promise Fulfilled

"I got accepted to my first graduate school program, and I am feeling so blessed. Dreams really do come true," tweeted Brianna Gavin. My heart soared.

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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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