Class of 2019: A special commencement for softball team

Four members of the University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2019 were unable to attend Saturday’s commencement because they were busy in Chicago winning the women’s softball Horizon League Conference Championship for the first time since 1992. So a much more intimate commencement was held for the young women who …

For Valentine’s Day: A love story to last a lifetime

Though they don’t always tell us why they give to University of Detroit Mercy, donors have their reasons. We love when donors share their stories, like Mary Jane Gerow did in a letter that came with a recent gift. I am sending this donation to the University in remembrance of …

Help dental students raise funds for mission trip

A group of 20 dental students from Detroit Mercy’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) will travel to Guatemala at the end of July to help patients with important dental care needs. But to get there, they need some assistance. The Detroit Mercy group consists of dental students, dentists …

GM Student Corps returns for leadership event

For the sixth year, GM’s Student Corps takes over the McNichols Campus today, when more than 150 students from 15 high schools in metro Detroit, Flint and Pontiac participate in workshops on student success, leadership and college preparation. The General Motors Co. Student Corp has been helping young people in …

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 …

Students develop wheelchair escalator

Millions of Americans rely on wheelchairs or walking aids such as a cane every day. In fact, some 54 million Americans — a full 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population — suffer from a physical or cognitive disability. Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown …

About those Confederate statues…

Stevie Jones was one of seven Detroit Mercy students who took a history class this summer called Topics in African American History. The classroom was the American South and, in particular, the historical sites in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi where the fight for Civil Rights was fought. She wrote about …