Theatre Company to present world premiere audio drama beginning March 19

The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) is drawing inspiration from the past with the presentation of Hitchcocked!: An Audio Serial, an original, five-episode adventure comedy based on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. The world premiere audio play, commissioned by the DMTC thanks to a donation from alumnus Tom Page ’71, …

‘Civility’ has a racist past, professor argues in new book argues

The word “civility” is frequently used in discussions on how to heal the deep political and personal divisions in this country. But a new book by Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Political Science Alex Zamalin argues that the word has been used historically to silence people working toward a more …

Get to know: John ‘Cal’ Freeman, celebrating Detroit Mercy through poetry

Detroit Mercy is in John Freeman’s bones. His father, John Freeman, was a beloved English professor whose lectures examining connections between the lyrics of Tupac Shakur and themes in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet were popular with students and taught young John to think in creative ways. The father and son also …

Get to Know: David Tumpkin ’92, spreading the word of God to children

David Tumpkin fondly remembers his childhood performances, when he would play music by banging on pots and pans and entertain relatives with puppet shows from behind the family couch. From those early at-home productions, to high school marching band and choir, music has been a constant in Tumpkin’s life. Over …

Alumni Spirit Awards event rescheduled for Sept. 25

University of Detroit Mercy is suspending or canceling all student events, external events and events with 100 or more participants based on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recommendations for controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, this includes Detroit Mercy’s Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards scheduled for Friday, April 24. We feel, however, it …