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Detroit Mercy Master of Community Development student Eric Lofquist likes a good challenge, so what better way to challenge himself than becoming a Challenge Detroit fellow? “A friend of mine from the MCD program, Caroline Dobbins, works for Challenge Detroit, and she had been a fellow herself, so she told me about it,” Lofquist said. “I went to check it out, and I felt it not only went along with my degree but also some of the things I’m really interested in doing.”

Studies show teens are most likely to get in trouble during the hours between the end of the school day and dinnertime. The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Social Work is working to help resolve that issue with a new Virtual After School Program.

What a way to start 2018! Detroit Mercy recently received some considerable national press when The Chronicle of Higher Education featured the University (along with Wayne State) in an article titled “How to Market a College in a Troubled Locale” on Jan. 1, 2018.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dawn Archey recently won a $21,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support 15 early career mathematics researchers to travel to two conferences in Belgium in 2018. This award was made possible through the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

A generous grant from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Ministry will help fund services to students who are the first generation in their family to attend university.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced in late November that the Education program is one of 43 providers from 22 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

Clash of the Titans, University Advancement Division’s crowdfunding competition, has come to a close with stunning results. To help support Detroit Mercy NCAA Division I athletic teams, this special fundraiser ran from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5 and raised more than $111,303 from 484 donors. The competition included a point system designed to ensure a level playing field for all the sport regardless of their size.

The Volterra Reality Capture Workshop run by University of Detroit Mercy professors won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation People’s Choice Award. The Reality Capture Workshop (located in the city of Volterra, Italy) is a long-term collaborative project to create a complete digital documentation of a historical city and a methodology for the information dissemination.

Detroit Mercy senior men’s soccer player Spiro Pliakos (Rochester Hills) became the first male student-athlete in school history to earn First Team Academic-All American honors on Thursday after he was voted to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men's Soccer First Team.

Madhavi Reddy considered herself lucky. She moved to Detroit from Toronto and landed a community development job with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). It was Reddy’s dream to continue her work in community development after moving to Detroit, but when she wanted to take the next step in her career, it led her to University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of Community Development (MCD) program.

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