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. …