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 …

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 …