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President January 14, 2021
Heroic Work

With a lead time of just a dozen days, hundreds of University of Dayton faculty hastily moved last spring’s courses to Zoom rooms. Many had never taught online, and some found themselves helping their young children adapt to virtual classes, too. Their teaching space blurred into their living space as the pandemic turned all of our lives upside down in a blink.

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President January 13, 2021
A Time Comes When Silence is Betrayal
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina invites the campus community to reflect on three of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches and participate in a virtual town hall and a series of special events to celebrate and commemorate the legacy and memory of the greatest civil rights leader in American history.
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President December 25, 2020
O Holy Night
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wishes the UD family "a joyous Christmas, one that brings to mind that Holy Night from so many centuries ago. May your New Year," he wrote, "be filled with good health and the greatest gifts of all — faith, hope, and love."
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President December 19, 2020
It's Not All About Me
"I urge the Class of 2020 to use your education to serve others in ways that will change the narrative of our times," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the Class of 2020 at the December commencement ceremony.
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President December 17, 2020
Gifts
When I opened Dr. Kim Bigelow's email, I felt as though I unwrapped an early Christmas gift. It brought me that much joy.
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President December 14, 2020
Goodbye, Our Friend.
My mind keeps coming back to the three degrees he earned: bachelor’s in physics and religion, master’s in theological studies, and doctoral in marketing. That certainly doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about John Mittelstaedt, but it underscores the most wondrous part of knowing him and the saddest part of losing him: he was a unique treasure.
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President December 11, 2020
The 'Aha' Moment
Imagine a reusable, self-disinfecting N-95 mask that not only filters viruses but also kills pathogens.
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President November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Reflections
"We are a community of support and love — and for that, I am grateful," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wrote in a Thanksgiving message to the campus community.
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President November 24, 2020
Christmas on Campus Lives On!
It never crossed the minds of seniors Hannah Ilyavi and Dana Roscoe to cancel Christmas on Campus.
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November 16, 2020
God's Work
Some saw an eyesore. Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, M.H.S.H., saw the future.
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