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UD in the News Sept. 7-21

From Sept. 7 when it was announced the University of Dayton would host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate through Sept. 21, the University of Dayton received mentions in thousands of stories nationwide.

Highlights include:

  • According to a Google News search, at least 2,400 outlets picked up or wrote stories mentioning the "University of Dayton," including an Associated Press story picked up by The Washington Post and The New York Times.
  • Outlets in Ohio's largest markets, Columbus and Cleveland, and CBS News' YouTube channel were among those broadcasting the debate. The production included several "University of Dayton" mentions, aerial shots of the University and panelist Christopher Devine from UD's department of political science.
  • Local media interviewed President Eric F. Spina and student Anna Rose Redgate from UD's Vote Everywhere program about debate preparations and what hosting the debate means for the University. WDTN-TV's story also ran in Columbus and Youngstown.
  • In all, TV newscasts, mostly around the state, mentioned "University of Dayton" or featured the UD chapel logo or signage at least 300 times between Sept. 18-20, according to monitoring service TV Eyes. You can see examples here.
  • UD grad Jeff Darcy, editorial cartoonist for, showed his Flyer pride by featuring the chapel logo in his cartoon on the debate. See it here.

In addition to gubernatorial debate coverage, several UD faculty and staff offered their expertise to local, regional and national media on composting, sustainability, financial aid, collaborating on campus, politics, legal matters, the economy, and Catholic issues, among others.

Local media covered UD's funk symposium, new board appointments, Blue Mass and career fair plus introduced new Human Rights Center Executive Director Shelley Inglis as "Someone You Should Know."

A sample of the news coverage during the last two weeks is below, and you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage during September. 

How a Common Course Fosters Teaching Collaboration on One Campus
Chronicle of Higher Education
Jackson Goodnight, psychology
Michelle Watson, communication

The Science behind Composting
Matthew Worsham, facilities

How to Get the Most Money from Your College
US News & World Report and WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.)
Rob Durkle, admission

Globe, UDRI Announce Composites Technology Center
University of Dayton Research Institute

Penn to Offer Ivy League's First Online Bachelor's Degree
Education Dive
School of Law

Telephone Line and Code of Conduct for American Bishops
Agence France-Press
Dennis Doyle, religious studies

Premier Health CEO to Become Chairwoman of UD Board of Trustees
Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal
Eric F. Spina, president

Someone You Should Know
Shelley Inglis, Human Rights Center

Family 411: Easy Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Home
Ben McCall, Hanley Sustainability Institute

University of Dayton Celebrates the Birthplace of Funk
Sharon Gratto, music

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Agrees to Close Two Nuclear Facilities
ABC22/Fox45 and WDTN-TV
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center

Area Realtor Killed after Car Struck by Cruiser Chasing Suspect
Dayton Daily News
Tom Hagel, School of Law

Montgomery, Dayton Metro Incomes Still below 2008 Levels
Dayton Daily News
Richard Stock, Business Research Group

Hurricane Florence's Financial Impact on the Miami Valley
Michael Gorman, management information sciences, operations management and decision sciences

Fall Career Fair at the University of Dayton

University of Dayton Holds 'Blue Mass' for First Responders
Crystal Sullivan, campus ministry


News and Communications Staff