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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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Unfinished Business

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, I’m struck by two undeniable facts. We are a nation in which far too many of us are still facing injustice. This is a time of reflection and action, not celebration.

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This is our UD

I long for the day when all talented students, no matter their socio-economic status, have a shot at receiving a life-changing education. A real shot.

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Sparking Creative Thinking

When I walked into the GEMnasium — an unconventional laboratory for boundary-crossing ideas in Fitz Hall — I immediately spotted a sign listing a dozen "rules of play." With instructions like "seek surprise," "fail fast," and "create!" it’s clear that so-called “rules” are meant to be broken here.

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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.