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There’s a consensus about University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina among those who have worked with him, listened to him or just liked his daily posts on Instagram: He’s authentic.

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And the Emmy Goes to...

A hush filled the nearly full Science Center as the credits rolled for the student-produced short documentary "Epicenter: Dayton’s Opioid Crisis." Several exclaimed, "Wow!" and "Whew!" Then, in unison, the audience rose and applauded what can only be described as a cinematic tour de force. Can we give this film an Emmy now?

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Make a Difference

Presiding over the largest undergraduate commencement ceremony in University of Dayton history, President Eric Spina gave graduates a charge: “Do not use your degree just to make a living. Use your degree to make a difference.”

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The Iron Man

Soaking in a Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ballpark with Professor Joe Valenzano back in the summer of 2016, I asked myself an existential question: Can a Pittsburgh Pirates fan and a Philadelphia Phillies fan get along? Ha! In some corners of higher education, that’s a little like asking whether a university president and the president of its academic senate can work together respectfully and productively…

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President Spina's First Day

On his first day as president, Eric F. Spina emphasized his commitment to Catholic, Marianist traditions, engagement with the greater community, support for students and faculty, and research excellence.