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News releases older than 2015 can be found at the University's eCommons site.

Faith/Mission September 22, 2021
University repeats as recipient of national diversity and inclusion award

For the second consecutive year, the University of Dayton is among a small group of schools nationally honored with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award recognizes U.S. institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to diversity and inclusion across campus.

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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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Humanities and Social Sciences July 09, 2021
UD in the News June 26-July 9

Faculty wrote pieces for The Conversation and Fortune while Fox News, Gizmodo and Gaming Today tapped the expertise of three others. Local media reported on the University's efforts to serve lower income students, new trustees and the new executive director for the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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Campus and Community July 06, 2021
University of Dayton names four new trustees, chairperson elect; adds two young professionals as recent alumni trustees

The University of Dayton has added four new members to its board of trustees, including two recent alumni invited to join through a new category designed to attract early career professionals to the board.

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Campus and Community May 14, 2021
UD in the News May 8-14

C-SPAN and The Conversation highlighted faculty research, aviation publications in the U.S. and Australia sought the expertise of historian Janet Bednarek, the (Cincinnati) Catholic Telegraph chronicled the history of the Marianists in Dayton and media statewide featured UD's commencement.

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Faith/Mission April 09, 2021
UD in the News March 27-April 9

President Eric F. Spina was a guest of WHIO-TV Reports to discuss the effect of the pandemic on the University. Faculty contributed three pieces to The Conversation. The National Law Journal and the Dayton Daily News highlighted the School of Law's leap in the U.S. News grad school rankings. The Dayton Daily News, along with Dayton TV station ABC22/Fox45, also featured students among the first Flyer Promise graduates.

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Business January 08, 2021
UD in the news Dec. 18-Jan. 8

Faculty and staff finished 2020 and rang in 2021 continuing to offer their expertise and thoughts on the issues of the day.

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President January 07, 2021
Message from President Eric F. Spina about events in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6

I write to you with great sadness regarding the shocking insurrection at the U.S. Capitol yesterday and the brazen attempt to undermine our democracy. There is simply no place for this kind of lawless behavior, and for those who incite it, in the United States of America and I condemn it, personally, in the strongest way possible. 

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Students December 18, 2020
UD in the news Dec. 11-18

A pair of faculty contributed pieces for The Conversation while others shared their expertise with the Huffington Post and the Sinclair Broadcasting Group in a story picked up nationwide. Ohio cable news outlet Spectrum News 1 and Dayton TV station ABC22/Fox45 featured the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award & Scholarship winner. The Dayton Business Journal also profiled the success of the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation in 2020.

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Students December 11, 2020
UD in the news Dec. 4-11

Newsweek published an online story that focuses on the University community's collective success in coping with the early spike in cases to bring it down and keep it down through the rest of the semester. The article describes the trajectory of the campus and our efforts, including the importance of our partnerships, the broad-based internal planning efforts and especially the role of the students in coming together in community and as peers to encourage safe behavior.

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