Author: Antoine J. Davis


Q&A with Athletic Director Robert Vowels

COVID-19, retirements and personnel changes can catch anyone off guard. Ask Robert C. Vowels, Jr., who has dealt with all of these in just two short years. Vowels, the 14th Director of Athletics at the University of Detroit Mercy, has led the Titans athletic department for nearly nine years. Going forward, […]


Davis explains decision to transfer

Sometimes a person comes to a crossroad in life. I never really understood this until now. I have reached that proverbial crossroad and a difficult decision had to be made. Either I could stay and play my extra COVID-19 year here with my dad, brother and teammates or go into […]


Kids should learn all of our history

Critical race theory has become quite the hot button topic in the past year. At least, that is when I first heard of it. But what is critical race theory? Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “a group of concepts (such as the idea that race is a sociological rather than […]


Much-needed new turf coming to Titan Field in May

Titan Field is scheduled for a much-needed facelift this May. The University had been meaning to install new turf on the field, which hosts men’s and women’s soccer as well as lacrosse, but the project has been postponed the past two years by the coronavirus pandemic. “The new field was […]


Texas immigration advocate urges compassion

The phrase “home is where the heart is” evokes an entirely different feeling for those whose homelands are economically challenged or volatile.  The above statement ties asylum seekers, migrants and immigrants together in a common bond.  Amrutha Jindal, chief defender attorney at nonprofit advocacy organization Restoring Justice, expressed her concerns […]


Caesar and Sally’s Love Story Lessons

Prof. Roy E. Finkenbine History Professor Roy E. Finkenbine spent Valentine’s Day bringing to life the love story of a former slave and a Shawnee woman for both a virtual and live audience at Detroit Mercy’s McNichols campus library. The story centers on a man named Caesar, who after fleeing […]


Panel discusses rise of Muslim comedians

Dr. Samah Choudhury, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Ithaca College, spoke Friday, Jan. 21 on the disjointed rise of the Muslim American comedian. Prof. Katherine Merriman of the Islamic Studies program moderated the talk which was viewed by approximately 100 people live via Zoom.   The 40-minute presentation […]