Historic Detroit meeting to be subject of symposium

An important moment in the abolitionist movement took place in Detroit in 1859, bringing together John Brown and Frederick Douglass, two of the most recognized anti-slavery crusaders. Detroit Mercy Law will host a symposium to celebrate the meeting on March 12, the 160th anniversary of the coming together of the …

The Theatre Co. to present original, collaborative work

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will present a devised theater piece Feb. 1-3 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA. The project, American Privilege, was made possible in part by a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of its Project Support …

Philosophy Department to host agora-style dialogues

UPDATE: Due to the University’s closing, this event has been rescheduled to 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Briggs 301. The agora was the center of public life in ancient Greek city-states. It was there residents gathered to shop, watch or take part in athletic activities and participate in the …

Nursing student: ‘I have been blessed’ by Detroit Mercy

More than 350 alumni and other supporters of University of Detroit Mercy attended the annual President’s Christmas Party on Dec. 7. The event included a moving speech by current Nursing student Elizabeth Yager. She praised the generosity of the donors in the room and talked of her love for the …

International students treated to an American tradition

“What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” — Swiss Chef Daniel Humm Our international students got a taste of American tradition Wednesday when the International Services Office, …

The Jesuit perspective on refugees

Alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities and others who support the Jesuit mission came together for a luncheon and to hear the Jesuit response to refugee crises. Thomas Smolich, S.J., the international director for the Jesuit Refugee Service spoke at the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit (JAFD) at a …

Homecoming keeps on growing

More than 1,500 alumni, students, friends and community neighbors took advantage of the perfect weather Sept. 28-29 to celebrate Homecoming 2018 at University of Detroit Mercy. Included in the event were law school golf outing, 50th reunion dinner for the class of 1968, Decades Dash run, a classic car show, DIA …

We want you here for Homecoming! And so do they

Still deciding whether to come to Homecoming this weekend? We’re giving you the hard sell now — personal requests from some of your favorite professors. Over the last few weeks we’ve rolled these videos out and they were pretty popular. We collected them here so you can watch them all …

Director of Jesuit Refugee Service to speak at alumni luncheon

The Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit will host Tom Smolich, S.J., international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, at a noon luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Former Jesuit Superior General Pedro Arrupe, S.J., founded the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 1980 as a response …