Summer in the Sahara: Students join professor on dinosaur hunt

The Sahara Desert is one of the most remote places on Earth for a reason: it’s unbearably hot, there’s virtually no rainfall and the high position of the sun makes for extremely long days. Three University of Detroit Mercy students and a 2019 Detroit Mercy graduate are willing to endure …

Class of 2019: Tavala Luciow, changing her plans

University of Detroit Mercy alumna Tavala Luciow ’19 originally planned to attend medical school after graduation, but now she hopes to pursue a career in academia. Luciow was inspired to alter her career path by the relationships she built with Detroit Mercy administrators. “I would like to be a dean …

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

University of Detroit Mercy students recently made a presentation of service learning projects supported by a $40,000 grant from The Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Community Corps. “This is one of the events I look forward to all year,” said Tim Hipskind, S.J., director of service learning for the University. …

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. …

Class of 2019: Danielle Maxwell, inspired to teach

Danielle Maxwell is thankful for the relationships she built with her professors while at University of Detroit Mercy. In fact, she was so inspired by her professors it’s motivated her to pursue a career as a chemistry professor. “The chemistry department at Detroit Mercy is like my second family,” Maxwell …

Class of 2019: Matthew Northcott, realizing his dreams of architecture

Matthew Northcott knew early in high school that he wanted to study architecture in college. Thanks to the Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship, he was able to achieve his dream at University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture. The Loranger Nautilus Endowed Scholarship is funded by School of Architecture alumnus Warren …