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Statement from UDM President on City of Detroit Bankruptcy

December 11, 2013

DetroitAs a result of Judge Steven W. Rhodes' December 3rd ruling that the city of Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, city and state officials are finalizing a restructuring plan that will stabilize Detroit’s finances for the next few years and the future. Numerous individuals and groups are involved in this critical process, which many leaders from the region and across the country believe and have said will strengthen and revitalize this historic city.  Even though the court  decision and the bankruptcy do not have any direct financial impact on University of Detroit Mercy, we reaffirm our Jesuit, Mercy and urban Mission with a commitment to keep UDM’s three campuses in Detroit and to expand the economic and community impact that has been provided over the last 136 years.

Despite the challenges that the city of Detroit is currently experiencing and addressing, there are many significant and positive investments that foreshadow Detroit’s revitalization. Through the support and collaboration of city, state and federal officials, regional businesses and citizens, Detroit is reinventing itself and will reclaim its role as one of the leading urban cities in America and the world. Some of the examples and articles below illustrate the positive activity already underway in the city. Those are some of the reasons why I am optimistic about a prosperous future for Detroit. But I also encourage prospective undergraduate, graduate and professional students to join us for a great education at University of Detroit Mercy, where you can learn and simultaneously contribute to and participate in the transformational change of Detroit, a great American city!

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President


Great News in the D

April 16, 2014
Entrepreneurs Seeking a Place to Start a Business Find a Surprising Answer: Detroit
The New York Times

April 2, 2014
Gilbert announces Punch Bowl Social coming to downtown Detroit
The Detroit News

April 2, 2014
Eatery, entertainment center to open downtown in Z Garage
Detroit Free Press

April 2, 2014
24,000 Square Foot Punch Bowl Social Coming To Downtown Detroit’s Z Garage
Hell Yeah Detroit

April 2, 2014
80 Modern Looking Apartments Coming To Top Of Book Cadillac Hotel Garage
Hell Yeah Detroit

April 01, 2014
Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20
Model D

April 1, 2014
Detroit’s Coney Island Hot Dogs Are Edible Solace for City
Bloomberg

March 30, 2014
Schostak restaurant chain grows substantially with Michigan additions
Detroit Free Press

March 30, 2014
Detroit resurrecting some downtown deals killed by recession
Detroit Free Press

March 19, 2014
VIDEO: Detroit's King Books named among best in America
WDIV - Detroit

March 18, 2014
New signage lights up Avenue of Fashion
Model D TV

March 7, 2014
11 Remarkable Ways Detroit Changed The World For The Better
The Huffington Post

February 27, 2014
Mayor Mike Duggan's 2014 Detroit State of the City Address
Video

February 27, 2014
Rochelle Riley: Mayor Duggan makes it hard not to believe in Detroit
Detroit Free Press

February 27, 2014
Detroit Mayor Duggan: Obama 'very interested' in plans to bring jobs to city
Detroit Free Press

February 27, 2014
Mayor Duggan: 'The change in Detroit is real'
Yahoo-AP News

February 25, 2014
Livernois businesses get inviting new look
The Detroit News

February 25, 2014
Detroit Lions Help Give Livernois Avenue a Facelift
Deadline Detroit

February 25, 2014
City of Detroit making security upgrades to bus fleet
Detroit Unspun

February 25, 2014
Obama to announce new manufacturing hubs; one in Canton
Detroit Free Press

February 24, 2014
Detroit is in the midst of a perfect storm … of opportunity
Detroit Unspun

Feb. 18, 2014
Urban dwellers: Detroit attracting city lovers with adventurous spirit
Model D Media

Feb. 10, 2014
Beyond Bagels - Corktown's newest food joint values tradition, community
Hour Detroit

Feb. 9, 2014
Imported From Detroit: Atwater Brewing Expands to New Regions
Deadline Detroit

Feb. 7, 2014
13 Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding the City of Detroit
PolicyMic

Feb. 5, 2014
Metro Times: Michigan Avenue Turnaround Is Tasty, Lively And Cozy
Deadline Detroit

Feb. 5, 2014
More Detroit pop-ups look to settle down
The Detroit News

Jan. 31, 2014
It’s a Beautiful Day, Detroit: Shinola Launches #SayNiceThings Campaign
DBusiness

Jan. 30, 2013
Detroit may not the richest U.S. city, but it's a place where millennials can build wealth
CNN Money

Jan. 29, 2014
Metro Detroit meeting-related hotel bookings for 2014 already double 2013
Crain's Detroit Business

Jan. 29, 2014
The Z Opens: A Parking Garage So Unique It Has Its Own Documentary
Deadline Detroit

Jan. 28, 2014
Kellogg Foundation adds $40 million to plan to save DIA art, pensions
Detroit Free Press

Jan. 26, 2014
Downtown rents spiking higher, even pricing out middle class
Detroit Free Press

Jan. 20, 2014
Metro Detroit Gets Ready to Grow with Transit-Oriented Development
M-1 Rail News

Jan. 19, 2014
$1 million-plus home sales hit record in metro Detroit
Detroit Free Press

Jan. 17, 1014
Tom Walsh: Roger Penske's views on Detroit's bankruptcy, M1 rail, Grand Prix, more
Detroit Free Press

January 13, 2014
In Beleaguered Detroit, a Media-Wise Group Shows Reporters the Brighter Side
The New York Times

Jan. 13, 2014
Metro Detroit home prices saw strong year-over-year gains at end of 2013
Detroit Free Press

Jan. 13, 2014
Metro Detroit home prices up 41% since December 2012
Crain's Detroit Business

Jan. 12, 2014
Buffing a Battered City’s Image
The New York Times

Jan. 11, 2014
10 things to see in Detroit - besides the auto show
Detroit Free Press

Jan. 9, 2014
Based on moves, Michigan population loss tapers off, indicating improving economy
Detroit Free Press

January 4, 2014
At Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym, kids find athletic and academic success
the grio (MSNBC)

Jan. 3, 2014
Positive housing market should continue in 2014
The Detroit News

Jan. 2, 2014
Gilbert Changing the Look and Design of Downtown Buildings
Deadline Detroit

Dec. 13, 2013
Detroit's cool image lands it on top of tourist buzz list for 2014
Detroit Free Press

Dec. 11, 2013
AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe (Detroit)
Arch Daily

Dec. 5, 2013
Top 5 ‘Must-See’ Christmas Attractions in Metro Detroit
AwesomeMittens.com

Nov. 29, 2013
This Is What Detroit Could Look Like In 2033 ... And Beyond
Huffington Post

November 26, 2013
Warren Buffett: Detroit has 'huge potential,' might invest himself
Detroit Free Press

November 7, 2013
Speaking truth to power: Check out 13 pages of Detroit facts
TheDetroithub.com

October 29, 2013
The 20 Most Underrated Cities For 20-Somethings - #13 Detroit, MI
The Business Insider

October 21, 2013
VIDEO: Detroit residents work to engage the community with signs of hope, resurgence
PBS Newshour

October 8, 2013
The 38 Essential Detroit Restaurants, October 2013
Detroit Eater

October 4, 2013
Retail/Art Infusion Wakes Up Detroit's Avenue of Fashion
Curbed Detroit

August 2013
Metro Detroit home prices are rising, but are the gains real?
Detroit Free Press

August 29, 2013
VIDEO: "Morning Joe live from Motown: Jump-starting Detroit"
MSNBC

Detroit residential blight removal program

August 27, 2013
Remarks of Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller at Event Hosted by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
RealEstateRama

August 26, 2013
Snyder, MSHDA launch largest residential blight removal effort in state history
Michigan.gov

August 26, 2013
Snyder, officials launch $52M blight removal program in Detroit
The Detroit News

August 26, 2013
Video: Congressman Kildee talks return on investment in $100 million Michigan anti-blight effort
Mlive

August 26, 2013
Snyder launches anti-blight effort that will demolish homes in Detroit & four other Michigan cities
WXYZ- TV 7

August 26, 2013
About 4,000 blighted Detroit buildings being demolished with $52M in federal cash
Detroit Free Press

August 26, 2013
7,000 Properties To Be Razed During Blight-Busting Effort
CBS-Detroit


August 23, 2013
Response of Marygrove College's Institute for Detroit Studies to Recent Coverage about Detroit
Marygrove College

August 12, 2013
Winners announced for Art + Retail on the Ave
Revolve Detroit

August 9, 2013
Move to Detroit, land of opportunity
L.A. Times

August 9, 2013
Detroiters show pride despite bankruptcy: Resilient residents see opportunity, not negativity
The Detroit News

August 4, 2013
Despite Chapter 9, Detroit's story line optimistic
Crain's Detroit Business

August 4, 2013
Projects add up to big changes for downtown Detroit
Detroit Free Press

August 4, 2013
Pop-up spruce-up: Architects and entrepreneurs team up to show off revamped eastside buildings
Crain's Detroit Business

August 2, 2013
Broken Men, Broken Place
The New York Times

August 2, 2013
'Transformers 4' Detroit Set Dressed To Look Like China, Then Detonated
Huffington Post

August 1, 2013
Watch: Beyonce releases touching tribute to Detroit
CBS News

August 1, 2013
Economists envision Detroit turnaround as catalyst for others
Detroit Free Press

July 31, 2013
Construction firm that built Portland's streetcar system hired for Detroit's M1 Rail
MLive.com

July 30, 2013
Mark Wahlberg on Jimmy Fallon: 'Detroit is a great, great city'
Detroit Free Press

July 30, 2013
Detroit by District: Making Jefferson corridor clean and safe
Model D

July 29, 2013
Detroit, a Love Song
The New York Times

July 27, 2013
USA Today Writes About Detroit's Booming Hotel Industry
Deadline Detroit (USA TODAY)

July 27, 2013
Detroit Is Not Dead: Meet Some Of The 701,475 People Who Call The City Home (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 26, 2013
Vacancy for Detroit office space at 8-year low
The Detroit News

July 26, 2013
SXSWi 2014: We're Moving to Detroit, and So Should You
YouTube (Campbell Ewald)

July 26, 2013
10 Reasons to Move to Detroit
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 23, 2013
How Detroit looks to job-searching Millennials
USA TODAY - College

July 22, 2013
Shrinking vacancy rate in Detroit's downtown office space belies city's bankruptcy
MLive

July 19, 2013
Dan Gilbert On Detroit Bankruptcy: 'We Do Not Have A Choice,' The City Will 'Reinvent' Itself
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 15, 2013
All The Facts And Figures On Dan Gilbert's Investment In Detroit
Deadline Detroit

July 11, 2013
Detroit Neighborhood Maps By Meredith Miotke Show Off City
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 10, 2013
Google Maps Detroit Ad Plans Epic Night In The City, Starting At Comerica (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post Detroitit

June 1, 2013
The Committee To Save Detroit
Time Magazine

May 21, 2013
Publisher's notebook: The Avenue, a love story
Model D

April 30, 2013
Entrepreneurs find success in Detroit
CBS News

February 24, 2013
Dan Gilbert And Quicken Loans Invest In Detroit Real Estate, Bet On Downtown Urban Center
UDetroit Network

February 20, 2013
Quantifying Downtown Detroit's Comeback
The Atlantic