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Students October 18, 2021
From sea to shining sea and across the pond, online law student example of program's reach anywhere, anytime

What most call flyover country, University of Dayton law student Andrew Ferguson calls a classroom. What many would confuse for the lyrics of Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" are places Ferguson has attended class in the Law@Dayton program, one of the nation's first online hybrid J.D. programs.

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Law October 15, 2021
UD in the News Oct. 9-15

Law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister wrote a piece for The Conversation about whether unbiased jurors exist in the age of social media. A national publication covering K-12 schools quoted Chief Information Officer Tom Skill about keeping school networks safe. Spectrum News 1 Ohio and several local media reported on the Dayton Funk Symposium and Land of Funk Way. The Dayton Business Journal featured the Greater West Dayton Incubator's new director.

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Campus and Community October 08, 2021
UD in the News Oct. 1-8

President Eric F. Spina wrote an op-ed for DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education about bridging the access and success gap for lower-income students. Forbes profiled Brent Kondritz, executive director for the Center for Leadership. Several Dayton-area news outlets featured University efforts to increase scholarships for nursing students and diversifying the legal profession.

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Students October 06, 2021
Flyer Legal Promise provides full law school tuition, $15,000 stipend, job after graduation

Dayton law firms Thompson Hine and Taft Law are teaming with the University of Dayton School of Law to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to law school and the legal profession. The Flyer Legal Promise Program will provide two students full law school tuition, a $15,000 stipend for living expenses, mentors, summer clerkships and a job at one of the firms following graduation. 

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Humanities and Social Sciences October 01, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 24-Oct. 1

The Boston Globe, Government Executive Daily podcast, National Cyber Security and Zenger News are among the national news outlets interviewing UD faculty and staff. Human Rights Center Senior Researcher Alexandra Budabin contributed a piece to The Conversation. Distinguished Research Associate Bob Taft wrote an op-ed for The Columbus Dispatch. The Dayton Daily News highlighted the Hall Hunger Initiative's move into the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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Students September 17, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 11-17

President Eric F. Spina wrote an editorial piece for The Hill about expanding Pell grants. Aviation historian Janet Bednarek continued to share her expertise worldwide with appearances on Al Jazeera English and ABC Radio National in Australia, and in El Mercurio in Santiago, Chile. Human Rights Center Executive Director Shelley Inglis contributed a piece to The Conversation.

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Law September 03, 2021
UD in the News Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Aviation historian Janet Bednarek and Vision Lab Director Vijayan Asari contributed pieces to The Conversation. Local NPR affiliate WYSO featured the Marian Library's free exhibit on religious tourism featuring pieces from Catholic shrines and festivals — from handcrafted devotional objects to quirky souvenirs.

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Business August 27, 2021
UD in the News Aug. 20-27

Local media featured the start of classes at The Hub Powered by PNC at the Dayton Arcade. Faculty wrote on Catholic issues in Catholic Philly and America.

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Humanities and Social Sciences August 06, 2021
UD in the News Aug. 1-6

A Higher Education Dive story held up UD's four-year tuition plan as "a model worth replicating for transfer students around the country." Aviation historian Janet Bednarek shared her expertise with Vox. The Dayton Daily News talked to Executive Director of Career Services Jason Eckert for its series on the job market. Ideastream Public Radio in Ohio and WDTN-TV tapped law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister to discuss the Ohio Supreme Court and vaccine mandates.

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Faculty and Staff July 16, 2021
UD in the News July 10-16

Vince Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, wrote a review of a climate crisis sci-fi novel for America. Law360 mentioned how the School of Law's online hybrid J.D. program attracts high-performing students. Faculty shared their expertise with MoneyGeek, Vox and The Washington Times.

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