2021 Detroit Mercy News Releases

Helping others feel equally welcome and making a difference at the University have been priorities for Dalonzo Curges, who graduates this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in Leadership and Business Law.

Taylor Kile came to University of Detroit Mercy wanting to become an architect. After four years, she completes her undergraduate career knowing exactly how she can impact the world.

In 2017, Bonanza Cummings left Jamaica, the only home he had ever known, to attend Detroit Mercy in pursuit of a better future, to grow academically, spiritually and athletically as a sprinter for the Titans’ men’s track and field team.

To show its appreciation for essential workers just entering their profession, Carhartt and CID have donated 336 pairs of scrubs to the graduating class of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing.

Detroit Mercy announces the appointment of Jelani Jefferson Exum as the new dean of the School of Law, effective July 1. She is a nationally recognized expert in sentencing law and procedure and joined the University's faculty in 2019.

President Antoine M. Garibaldi discussed how creating equitable access to higher education opportunities can impact communities and the many ways Detroit Mercy supports access to higher education for students.

Detroit Mercy is hosting several virtual summer camps for students in southeast Michigan. Camps are geared toward students ages of 13-17, as well as college juniors and seniors. These programs offer an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about interesting fields of study while having fun with their peers.

University Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi's statement on the Derek Chauvin verdicts.

After much soul searching, the Carmody family decided to walk away from everything and become Catholic missionaries.

The University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and Master of Science in Nursing program are ranked among the nation’s elite.

National Book Award Finalist Jerald Walker will present a talk and reading on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. about his recent book How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, which was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award for nonfiction.

University of Detroit Mercy’s MBA program achieved a top 25 ranking among the nation’s best Management programs for 2022 according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 30, 2021.

This week’s fatal shootings of eight people in the Atlanta area, six of whom were Asian American women and a Caucasian male and female, was another tragic and unnecessary loss of human life in this country. 

Detroit Mercy’s University Advancement Division is one of only three in the category of private research/doctoral institutions with less than $740 million in endowment that is being recognized nationally with the CASE 2020 Education Fundraising Award in Overall Performance.

University of Detroit Mercy has received $316,900 in grants recently to support University programming. Many are in support of Detroit Mercy Law’s Veterans Law Clinic, as it seeks to expand its work.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi announces plans for a primarily in-person semester for fall 2021.

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.

EDRA52 DETROIT will bring together professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to examine topics surrounding the conference’s theme of just environments.

Vernon E Jordan Jr., a major African American leader, who passed away at the age of 85 earlier this month, deserves more than just a temporary remembrance. He was and should continue to be recognized for his advocacy of voting and civil rights, historically Black colleges and universities and the need for more diversity in corporations’ boardrooms and executive suites.

Florence Tetreault, a beloved alumna and former faculty member, created and endowed a scholarship so that generations of students can afford a Detroit Mercy education.

After a decade serving the Detroit community, Detroit Mercy's student organization dedicated to food justice is rebranding.

John Freeman's new poem is a love letter of sorts to the University and the people and events who shaped him. It weaves together names of Titans men’s basketball greats and professors who influenced him and his writing into a brief and moving memoir.

The multi-year, multi-million-dollar renovation project starts with a renovation and expansion of the Student Union, followed by multiple upgrades and new on-campus student apartments, among other projects.

Four Detroit Mercy basketball student-athletes earned Horizon League recognition as the conference recently released its postseason awards.

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 just society.

Detroit Mercy is recognized as a designated university committed to helping veterans and military personnel achieve success.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company students and faculty and staff participated in the Kennedy Center College Theater Festival held virtually this year.

Detroit Mercy alumnus Joseph Alvaro understands that it’s how a person responds to life’s challenges that defines him.

Detroit Mercy has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a series of events that will celebrate Detroit-based African American arts, culture and design.

From early at-home productions, to high school marching band and choir, music has been a constant in David Tumpkin 92’s life. Over the past year, the University of Detroit Mercy alumnus has used this passion to spread the message of God to children.

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing offers three 100% online graduate nursing specialties: Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Health Systems Management (HSM).

The University is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and Black History Month with a series of virtual events and programs throughout January and February.

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America tells the story of Henrietta Wood, who twice survived slavery and successfully sued her captor, receiving the largest-known amount of restitution for slavery awarded by a federal court.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi and host Stephen Henderson discussed the University’s response to the pandemic, the McNichols Campus renovation currently underway and other University issues.

Detroit Mercy president and AJCU leaders speak out on Capitol Hill violence.

It took three years of work, but what has happened since Joyce Choi published a research paper on a disease she originally knew little about, could be life changing — for her and people half a world away.