Hope for something better: A reflection from Selma

Developmental Psychology student LaRyn Ridgeway recently shared a reflection on racial justice and her University Ministry Service and Justice Immersion trip to Selma, Ala. The reflection was published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network: Ever since the eleventh grade, I’ve been passionate about racial justice, especially with regards to Black people. …

AJCU statement on ICE Guidance for international students

Detroit Mercy stands with the AJCU and its concerns about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) expresses grave concern about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, …

Writing Center offers virtual appointments for summer students

The Writing Center will continue to provide resources and virtual consultations for Detroit Mercy summer semester students starting Monday, May 4. Students can book individual, half-hour appointments two weeks in advance and review all policies and instructions online. For proof of attendance, students are advised to share a screenshot directly …

Snapshots of a Pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but life goes on. Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications Team is collecting stories of the many inspiring and heartwarming ways our alumni, students and other members of the University community are responding. In the series we are calling “Snapshots of a …

Service brings deeper meaning to students’ classroom experiences at Detroit Mercy

Service learning is an integral part of many disciplines at the University of Detroit Mercy. During the 2018-19 academic year, students at Detroit Mercy Law provided 20,000 hours of assistance to residents of metropolitan Detroit through legal clinics. Detroit Mercy Dental students completed just over 77,000 patient visits that added …

University Ministry internship available

The 2020-2021 University Ministry Internship program is now open for application to all Detroit Mercy students. This is a formation program to accompany students on their faith journey while serving peers in a specific area of ministry. Interns will: Attend and facilitate retreats and other University Ministry experiences and events …

McNichols Renovation Project focuses on efficiency, sustainability and state-of-the-art facilities

University of Detroit Mercy announces its first major investment following the close of its most successful fundraising campaign ever, which raised nearly $115 million. This major renovation project will significantly change the University’s McNichols Campus, which has served as an anchor in northwest Detroit. This project will also reposition the …

Day of Giving, Feb. 18

Detroit Mercy Alumni Relations and the Student Alumni Association encourage all students to come out for Day of Giving on Tuesday, Feb. 18 on the McNichols Campus. Day of Giving educates students about the importance and need for alumni engagement and the role alumni play in meeting University priorities. Events …

Help Detroit Mercy break the tie against Oakland during Donor Challenge Jan. 27-31

Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which takes place Jan. 27-31. This is the final donor challenge in this series, which is tied 2-2. The winner is determined based on the number of donors during the competition time …

CLASA Winter Semester events

All CLASA talks and events this semester are free and open to the public: Wednesday, Jan. 15 5:15 p.m., Room 209, Commerce & Finance Building Historian Kevin Young will show his film, “Venezuelans under Seige,” about current suffering and a lack of medical supplies during the United States blockade. Friday, …

Grants aid Detroit Mercy service work and students

Recent charitable grants totaling more than half a million dollars will support scholarships, programs, faculty research and community outreach at University of Detroit Mercy. The two largest grants, totaling $420,000, were made by the Kresge Foundation to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a nonprofit architecture and urban design firm …

Metro Health Foundation continues partnership by funding Nursing scholarships

Three students in the College of Health Professions’ McAuley School of Nursing are the recipients of $4,000 scholarships from Metro Health Foundation to assist with tuition and other costs including uniforms, equipment and technology to prepare for the licensing examination. Kortney Hepting, Hyder Mirza and Dominique Mones, who are expected …

Students, faculty explore differential equations through models

Detroit Mercy students and faculty explored using models to solve differential equations during a recent educational workshop, hosted by Professor of Mathematics Xiaohui (Kathy) Zhong. The talk, titled “Bringing Models to Math Classes,” is part of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium Series, which aims to blend pioneering research …

Students engage in groundbreaking research on herbicide chemical

Detroit Mercy undergraduate students have plenty of opportunities for research in just about any area of study. Students working in the lab of Rachelle Belanger, associate professor of biology, are engaged in groundbreaking work studying the effects of atrazine on crayfish—research that could lead to drastic changes in the use …

Art Installation: For the Thousands of Separated Immigrant Children

Detroit Mercy students gathered together to raise awareness For the Thousands of Separated Immigrant Children from families all over the world with a chillingly real art installation outside of the McNichols Campus Library, Nov. 5. Created by a local artist Elaine Roseborough, the exhibit highlights childrens’ toys attached to wooden stakes. …

Stand in Solidarity with DACA

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Together with other Jesuit partners, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Office of Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and AJCU participated in rallies in support of …

Safety Street 2019 was “all that and a bag of treats”

Thank you to all Detroit Mercy student organizations, departments and employees who helped organize stations, paint signs, pass out treats and entertain our costumed guests at Safety Street! With more than 1,215 pounds of donated candy, fraternities, sororities, Detroit Mercy Law and Dental representatives and student organizations decorated booths for …

The Hive is open and happy to help

The Hive, previously known as H20, is a food justice student organization dedicated to improving the lives of Detroit Mercy students. The Hive has installed a safe space food pantry open to all students in Room 41 of Reno Hall on the McNichols Campus. See the October schedule below: Tuesday, …

Shiple Hall art mural, Oct. 21

University Ministry and the Office of Residence Life hosted a collaborative art experience open to all students in Shiple Hall, Oct. 21. Participants added color to an outlined mural designed by Art Action Experience. Part of the mural is dedicated to the students who passed away in 2018. Within the week, …

Physician Assistant student one of 27 in U.S. to earn PA Foundation scholarship

Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant (PA) student Katie Lukovich beat out nearly 650 applicants to earn a national scholarship from the PA Foundation. The PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), awarded 27 scholarships in 2019. Lukovich’s scholarship is worth $1,000. “This scholarship is important …

School of Architecture achieves a No. 1 ranking in America’s Top Architecture Schools 2020 Report

Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture (SOA) achieved a No. 1 ranking in the America’s Top Architecture Schools 2020 report by DesignIntelligence (DI), an independent business dedicated to the business success of organizations in architecture, engineering, construction and design. Each year, DI conducts a survey of America’s top architecture schools, ranking …

President Garibaldi urges legislators to stop playing budget games or students will lose

Many Michiganders may see the budget battle going on in Lansing as political gamesmanship. But the fallout of cutting funding to many important programs will be very real for Detroit Mercy’s programming, students and the community, says University President Antoine M. Garibaldi in an oped piece printed in the Detroit …

Detroit Mercy hosts 15th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will play host to the 15th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) Conference titled “The Planet will Survive. Will We?” Oct. 25-26 on the McNic hols Campus. This event will bring together hundreds of high school students, teachers, university faculty and organizational leaders to …