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 …

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. …

President Garibaldi writes about University’s mission in Detroit

“Despite the challenges confronting the more than 4,000 universities in this country, however, each institution must justify why it believes it is a valuable resource and still capable of providing a quality education while there is so much disruption in the higher education sector.” So writes Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. …

School of Architecture program in Volterra receives innovation award

  The Volterra Reality Capture Workshop run by University of Detroit Mercy professors won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation People’s Choice Award. The Reality Capture Workshop (located in the city of Volterra, Italy) is a long-term collaborative project to create a complete digital documentation of a historical city …

CBA to offer new experiential learning courses

This winter, the College of Business Administration will launch two new forms of experiential learning for students. MBA 5960, Integrated Field Project, will have graduate students serve as management consultants to Southwest Solutions, a prominent non-profit organization here in Detroit. The experience of solving real problems for an organization will substitute …

Mercy comes in many forms

Last week, in honor of Mercy Week, we asked readers to send us reflections on what Mercy means to them. We were supporting the efforts of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, one of the founders of the University whose values color everything Detroit Mercy does. It is part of a …