Welcome to the new school year!

University of Detroit Mercy freshmen kicked off their college careers by performing a day of service work throughout Detroit on Aug. 21-22. Students split in two groups and worked in the Fitzgerald neighborhood, just west of the University’s McNichols Campus, and assisted several Detroit-area neighborhood gardens and farms. The annual …

Detroit Mercy students journey south to experience civil rights sites

For the third year in a row, a group of University of Detroit Mercy students studied the American civil rights movement and joined history professor Roy Finkenbine on a weeklong trip through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. The journey was part of a “Topics in African American History” class that offers …

Class of 2019: Valedictorian urges grads to trust in God’s plan

We are reprinting portions of the commencement speeches given at Detroit Mercy commencement ceremonies last week. Today’s excerpt is from a speech by Class of 2019 Valedictorian Mary Margaret Payne, who spoke at the undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 11.  Payne is a chemistry major who is entering religious life. …

MBA student project teams with nonprofit to create opportunities for women

Due to the efforts of an MBA class project, a new e-commerce website will soon sell hand-made clothes, bags, blankets and other home goods to raise funds for the Inkster-based charity Zaman International and its clients. The website is the culmination of weeks of work by seven University of Detroit …