Author: Jennifer Raptoplous


CLAE community looks back and ahead as new name, era awaits

The College of Liberal Arts & Education (CLAE) will officially rename itself the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) in Fall 2024. While the College’s offerings will remain the same, this year’s graduation ceremony, scheduled for May 11, will mark the final commencement for the College under its […]


OPINION: NIL can work in college sports but needs caution

The recent changes allowing college athletes to profit from their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) have sparked a heated debate in the world of college basketball. While many see this as a long-overdue opportunity for athletes to benefit from their talents, others worry about the potential impact on the integrity […]

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UDM campus prepares for commencement festivities

As the academic school year comes to a close, an exciting commencement for the University of Detroit Mercy graduating class of 2024 approaches. Hosted on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols campus, students prepare to don their caps and gowns for the much-anticipated commencement ceremony.  Diane Praet, the driving force behind the organization […]


Detroit Mercy men’s basketball ushers in new era

The harsh Detroit winter felt as if it was in the rear-view mirror the morning of April 10. The air in Calihan Hall was different, as it was filled with excitement. Detroit Mercy was ready to introduce its next men’s basketball coach.   After an extensive search of over 60 […]


Kate Achter inks extension to remain with Titans into 2029

Ever since taking over the head coach position exactly two years ago, Kate Achter’s journey with the University of Detroit Mercy women’s basketball team has been one of growth, belief and commitment – and it is set to continue. Last month, UDM Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels Jr. announced […]


U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, UDM alum, visits campus

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a University of Detroit Mercy alum, along with National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr., visited Detroit Mercy’s Vehicle Cyber Engineering Program on April 15.  Receiving $497,080 from the United States Department of Defense, UDM’s cybersecurity program continues to work towards aiding the Metro Detroit Regional […]


OPINION: Kendrick Lamar song a lesson in chance

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, famously known as Kendrick Lamar, knows all about chance and he explains the meaning of chance through the lyrics of his song “DUCKWORTH” which he released seven years ago.   In honor of the song’s anniversary on April 14, here is a further discussion of what chance […]


WEvolve focused on campus mental health

WEvolve Mental Health Association, a mental health advocacy group started in the fall of 2023, is the first group of its kind at the University of Detroit Mercy.  Marc Naddaf and Farah Abdulrahim, the current presidents of WEvolve, relayed that the organization was created to make a safe space in […]