Center for Social Entrepreneurship launches Social Innovation Fund

Since its founding in 2015, University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) has had a positive impact on more than 22,000 lives. Among those most directly affected are the owners and employees of more than 50 start-up enterprises that have participated in the CSE Boost workshops. These workshops provide …

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 …

Student Pantry to open, seeks donations for students in need

On a national scale, more than 36 percent of all college students experience food insecurity. According to a study conducted at University of Detroit Mercy in fall 2017 by the Campus Kitchen and Student Social Workers Association, 46.5 percent of respondents reported food insecurity during their experience at the University. …

Some fun for Halloween

Safety Street 2018 was skele-tons of fun The annual event welcomes young children from the neighborhoods to campus to trick-or-treat in a safe environment. More than 1,765 pounds of candy was donated by Detroit Mercy student organizations, faculty, staff and administrators and was distributed by fraternities, sororities and student organizations …

Engineering, Nursing students’ projects designed to improve life for veterans

Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students joined forces with students from Lawrence Technological University and veterans over the past year to work on projects designed to ease challenges vets experience with everyday tasks due to physical disabilities. This capstone project began more than nine years ago at Detroit Mercy with …