Author: Jennifer Raptoplous

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UDM alum, city council member inspires students

Detroit City Council Member and University of Detroit Mercy alumna, Gabriela Sanitago-Romero ’15, visited the McNichols campus on Feb. 19, to speak with individuals in a conversational interview.  Santiago-Romero made history as the first out LGBTQ councilmember elected to Detroit City Council.   During her visit, she linked her political […]

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Detroit Mercy puts on a fundraiser for its Day of Giving

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) celebrated “Day of Giving” for the first time on Nov. 28. Also known as “Global Day of Giving,” or “Giving Tuesday,” “Day of Giving” is a 24-hour international fundraising movement typically held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, the University of Detroit Mercy […]

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Students travel to the Detroit Zoo to study animal behaviors

Dr. Preston Foerder, a comparative psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy, arranged for students in his Comparative Psychology class to visit the Detroit Zoo throughout the 2023 fall semester. During their visits, students observed the behavior of a specific animal of their choosing, providing […]

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Scholarship to honor memory of Adia Palmer

In loving memory of student Adia J. Palmer, the University of Detroit Mercy has founded the Adia J. Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund to celebrate her talents and to continue her legacy as a shining light and scholar for future students to come. Since her unexpected passing in March 2022, the […]

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International Night returns for first time since 2019

For the first time since 2019, International Night will return to the University of Detroit Mercy on Nov. 16, 2023, at the McNichols campus. Through an immersive celebration of cultural diversity within a vibrant and engaging atmosphere, “International Night” inspires deeper understandings and appreciations for the dynamic collection of ethnicities […]

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Great Lakes Bioneers Conference a success

The University of Detroit Mercy hosted the 18th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Conference on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, at the McNichols campus. The conference served as a space for community members to develop innovative approaches aimed at advancing environmental and societal changes, while upholding the University’s core principle of […]

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Detroit Mercy Theater readies for its Fall production

Hop, leap, and jump into the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company’s first show of the season, “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Based on characters from Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s series and short stories, “A Year with Frog and Toad” is a family-friendly, musical adventure, that invites the audience to come […]

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Theologian explains Transpacific cultures

Kwok Pui-Lan, a renowned feminist theologian and professor at Emory University, spoke to Detroit Mercy students earlier this month and challenged them to better study the history of Transpacific cultures, specifically the intersection of their theology and politics. She argued that history requires a re-examination, as Transpacific states have been transformed due […]