Arundi Venkayya

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Arundi Venkayya is an editor and reporter at the Dayton Daily News covering higher education and special projects.  She graduated from Fairborn High School and Miami University in Oxford. She is a member of the Dayton Mother of Twins Club and is on the board of the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

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Incoming student (not a freshman) from Chicago Emily Griffin is helped with her move by her mother Jane on Friday. UD is expected to announce that they have the largest ever first-year class. They have been creeping close to the number for the past several years but this is the first time they have passed it. JIM WITMER / STAFF

UD welcomes largest first-year class in school history

The University of Dayton announced Friday that it will welcome its largest class in the university’s history this fall. There will be about 2,205 first-year students in the incoming class, according to information from the school. The previous record class was in 1967 when 2,073 first-year students enrolled. University officials ...

UD names three new trustees

The University of Dayton named three new members of its board of trustees on Thursday.The new trustees are:* Larry D. Harris, a construction law attorney and partner in Fox Rothschild LLP in Washington, DC. Harris received his bachelor’s degree in management from UD.* Mary Jo Scalzo, educational consultant and former ...

Tactical officers line up Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Local police departments have taken hundreds of military weapon

As heavily armed and equipped police confronted protesters this week in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the increased militarization of local police forces is being debated on the streets and perhaps soon in Congress. Already one congressman is calling to rollback a Department of Defense program that has sent ...

8 drug deaths last weekend likely tied to lethal heroin mix

Montgomery County Coroner’s officials confirmed Thursday that eight people died of intravenous drug overdoses the weekend of Aug. 2. Eight of 11 autopsies performed were reported as overdoses from intravenous drug use. Law enforcement officials also said Thursday they are creating a new information-sharing initiative to target drug dealers to ...

UD decides not to hold RISE forum for first time in 14 years

The University of Dayton will not host a Redefining Investment Strategy Education Forum (RISE) in 2015, according to information from the university.Paul Bobrowski, dean of the school of business administration, said Thursday that the school is going to take the coming year to think about and develop other opportunities that ...

Amber Shay gets a kiss from Baby Girl,a Staffordshire bull terrier. About Baby Girl, Shay says: In the eyes of the public she is a “pit bull” she was rescued as a stray 3 years ago, she was very skinny, long nails, scared of a grocery bag moving. she is a completely different dog now. she enjoys she evening walks, tug of war with her daddy, her big comfortable bed,JIM WITMER / STAFF

Mauling deaths ignite debate over pit bulls

Recent dog maulings that led to two Dayton deaths — one an infant — have reignited a debate over what a pit bull is, whether the dogs are inherently dangerous, and if legislation should require the owners of certain breeds to follow stricter requirements. Just two years ago, Ohio changed ...

Wilberforce close to naming president

Wilberforce University, the nation’s oldest historically black private university, is expected to announce who their next president will be at their annual alumni conference in Memphis on Saturday, according to a faculty representative.The naming of the new president comes during a turbulent time in the school’s history. The school is ...

Johnathan Quarles Jr. Photo Courtesy of WTHR.

Fundraiser for baby fatally mauled by dog

A fundraiser on Saturday will be dedicated to the memory of a 7-month-old Indianapolis infant who was mauled to death by a dog on Sunday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to preliminary autopsy findings by the Montgomery County Coroner’s office, after he was attacked by ...

Police investigate at the house on Monday where a 7-month-old baby boy was killed when his step-grandmother’s dog attacked him Sunday.

Baby's dog-mauling death in Ohio ruled an accident

The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Ohio on Sunday was ruled an accident even as family and investigators searched for answers Monday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to preliminary autopsy findings from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which ...

Johnathan Quarles Jr. Photo Courtesy of WTHR.

Infant’s dog-mauling death ruled accident

The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Dayton on Sunday was ruled an accident even as family and investigators searched for answers Monday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to preliminary autopsy findings from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which ...

 
 

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