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Things to Ask Your Student
Oct 13, 2021

I’m a father of two boys. Maybe it’s not this way with young women, but it can be tough to get them to open up and share their new lives now that they are away from home. They can seem stuck in monosyllables. “How’s it going?” never works; it gets “OK … fine … yeah, fine” as a response.  

So here are some ways to get things going in that phone call/Zoom call/online exchange:

  • What is your favorite class so far? Why?

  • Who is your hardest professor? What makes her/him that way?

  • Who has the best dorm room on your floor? What did they do to make it that way? The messiest? The neatest?  

  • What is your favorite spot to hang out on campus? To study?  

  • What’s been the toughest thing so far about UD? What have you enjoyed the most?

  • How much are you sleeping — really? What sort of exercise are you getting?

  • Have you met with a professor? Which one? What was that like?

  • Who is the quirkiest new friend you’ve made since coming to UD?

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Jan 24, 2023

Former Democratic Congressman Daniel Lipinski, who represented Illinois’ Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005-2021, has been named Pope Leo XIII Fellow on Social Thought at the University of Dallas.

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The Institute for Homiletics at the University of Dallas was recently awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help renew liturgical preaching and better reach Catholic youth and young adults. The Institute is a collaborative endeavor of The Catholic Foundation (Dallas) and the University of Dallas.

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The University of Dallas (UD) announced the appointment of reference librarian and adjunct French instructor Ron Scrogham as interim dean of libraries and research of the Cowan-Blakely Memorial Library, and the appointment of longtime Politics Professor Richard Dougherty, Ph.D. ’93 M.A. ’89, to serve as interim dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

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