Author: Michael Martinez

President Garibaldi Archive

April 2012: For whom the bells toll

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, UDM's historic clock tower chimed 25 times to signal the inauguration of Dr. Antoine Garibaldi as its 25th president. The bells marked the culmination of a daylong celebration on the McNichols campus. The university's first lay and African-American president was honored with […]

Classic Sports Features

Amanda Campbell: One step at a time

Track practice is fun for Amanda Campbell now. The senior from Lockport, New York, once again enjoys training multiple hours each day for her seven-event heptathlon – even while working toward her master’s in business administration. Assistant track coach Brad Fairchild, who works with Campbell daily, has noticed […]

President Garibaldi Archive

February 2012: Reaching out

Dr. Antoine Garibaldi treated 11 freshmen to lunch Monday to learn about their first-year experience and to take suggestions to improve the university. The students, recommended by various university officials, got to speak candidly with the president and bounce ideas off one another in his board room on the fifth […]

Classic Sports Features

Emily Boissonneault: Learning to lead

It might be hard to understand Emily Boissonneault when she says she's "finally found her place" on the women's lacrosse team. The senior ranks first in the Titan record books in goals (188), points (208) and caused turnovers (119). She's been a National Lacrosse Conference all-league selection since UDM's inaugural […]

Classic Sports Features

Shareta Brown: In a good position

They all knew it. Now the rest of the conference is learning, too. When the women’s basketball team was picked seventh in the preseason poll, nearly every player guaranteed they’d finish better. Despite losing eight of their first nine games, the Titans are poised to do just that. […]

Dick Vitale Archive

December 2011: Forever ours

The man who did so much for the University of Detroit was immortalized on its basketball court Monday night. But it was what the university did for him that had Dick Vitale in tears earlier that afternoon. "This city was so good to me," he said, crying, during a press […]

Dick Vitale Archive

December 2011: Re-VITALE-ized!

Check their Vital(e) signs. The Titans have a heartbeat again! Dick Vitale may have left his name on the court in Calihan Hall Monday night but the mark he left on the Titans' season was much more important. Detroit limped into Monday's contest losers of five of its last six […]

Dick Vitale Archive

November 2011: Gearing up for Dickie V

With less than three weeks to the Dec. 5 nationally televised Dick Vitale Court dedication against St. John's, UDM is gearing up for one of the most important on-campus events in quite some time. "From an athletic standpoint, it will be the biggest event on campus probably in close to […]

Alum profiles

Emil Brolick: A cut above

When Emil Brolick enrolled at the University of Detroit in the late 1960s, he thought he wanted to go into law. A few early economics courses changed his mind, and by the time he graduated from Detroit with a master’s in economics in 1972, he knew he wanted to apply […]

Classic Sports Features

Remembering Charlie

At 7 a.m.on Aug. 18, Abby McCollum was on the soccer field. The sophomore stretched her long, 5-foot-11 frame, loosening her muscles in the cold morning air. Practice was starting. The routine was nothing new; she had played the game since age four. She is a McCollum, after all. And […]