University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is planning to open this fall, and a new survey put together by faculty members is finding that many UD employees don't feel comfortable with the reopening.
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A group of faculty members at the University of Dayton are collecting surveys from UD employees to see how concerned they are about the campus reopening — and the risk of catching the coronavirus at work.

More than 250 UD employees have responded to the survey. Fewer than 30 percent say they feel safe returning to campus in the fall.

The University of Dayton plans to reopen campus in early August. There will be plenty of new rules in place in hopes of stopping the spread of coronavirus.
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The University of Dayton just released plans to reopen campus this fall.

Those plans involve big changes to campus life.

Students will be phased into campus slowly, starting in early August. Right now, the college is reconfiguring some classrooms and dining halls to allow social distancing. Masks will be required almost everywhere, except for inside student residences.

Many courses will be moved online or made into hybrid classes to create proper social distancing.

A screen capture from 'Dayton's Darkest Summer.'

On Thursday night, a team of University of Dayton filmmakers released a new short documentary examining the city’s response to the 2019 Memorial Day Tornadoes, and the mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District.

More than 150 people logged onto Zoom to watch the world premiere of “Dayton’s Darkest Summer”.

The media production students who produced this 15 minute documentary interviewed Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, first responders, and victims of the two tragedies.

Cars line up for drive-through COVID-19 tests at the University of Dayton Arena.
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Hospital emergency rooms are planning for a potential spike in demand as the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases rises across the Miami Valley. Health officials say they’ll open additional emergency room beds within hours if more space is needed to handle a rapid increase in patients.

Miami Valley Hospital emergency physician Randy Marriott, EMS Medical director for Premier Health, says there’s a critical need for more masks, respirators and other special equipment to protect medical staff and keep hospitals safe and operational throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

Cars line up for drive-through COVID-19 tests at the University of Dayton Arena.
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The University of Dayton Arena was scheduled to host the First Four today, the start of the NCAA college basketball tournament. Instead, it’s the Dayton area’s first COVID-19 testing site.

After going through a registration process, a line of cars pulled up to two testing tents, the first to rule out the flu, and the other testing for COVID-19. Only those with a physician's order and a negative flu test result are permitted to get tested for COVID-19 at the site. 

UD Arena was sold-out for the last game of the regular season on March 7, 2020, when the team won its 20th straight game. Here, Jalen Crutcher goes underneath the rim for a reverse layup during the Flyers victory.
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University of Dayton basketball star Trey Landers has become a symbol of Dayton’s resilience.

When he was a child, his father was killed in a shooting on Salem Avenue. Last summer, he was in the Oregon District and ran for his life when a mass shooter opened fire. But this past Saturday, he played in front of thousands of cheering fans during UD’s last home game, completing a remarkable regular season.

University of Dayton Women's Basketball Coach Shauna Green cuts down the net after her team won the conference title. The Flyer coach also won A-10 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.
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The University of Dayton women’s basketball team cut down the nets at UD Arena after winning the A-10 Conference Tournament on International Women's Day.

That win means the Flyers are guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Head Coach Shauna Green, who won the A-10 Women’s Coach of the Year Award last week, says one reason for the team’s success is their unique organizational style.

The Flyer Pep Band outside of Friday's basketball game. The Flyers' victory brings their win streak to 18 straight games and puts them in position to earn a top seed in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
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On Friday the University of Dayton Flyers won their 18th straight game and the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title. With just two games left before March Madness begins, the Flyers are now ranked third in the nation.

WYSO’s Jason Reynolds talked to fans around the UD campus...

It was 27 degrees outside UD Arena at game time, but Flyer Fever kept the fans warm. As they waited to get into the arena, the pep band started up an a capella version of the fight song.

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A new exhibit on view at the Dayton Metro Library aims to visualize the disparities that divide many Dayton neighborhoods.

On display is a series of maps of the city’s neighborhoods. Each one starts with the same basic black and white print, but layered on top are colored fabrics and transparencies. The images outline areas with high poverty rates and highlight pockets of food insecurity.

Dayton Human Rights Center

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center is hosting a community forum at The Fitz Center this week called "Six Months On: Gun Violence in Dayton and the U.S." The forum will act as a commemoration of the victims of the 2019 shooting in Dayton's Oregon District, and provide a space for dialogue, proposals, and healing in the community.