Detroit Mercy Campus Connection

June 6, 2017

Detroit Mercy ranked in Michigan top 10 schools

Talk about a boundless future! USA Today College recently ranked University of Detroit Mercy in the "Top 10 schools in Michigan." See the full list online.

Live6 Speakeasy talk on neighborhood arts and culture, June 16

Live6 will host its next installment of the community dialogue series, Speakeasy, on Friday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marygrove College, 8425 West McNichols Road, in Detroit. The Speakeasy will open a discussion on the importance of arts and culture in a community and how the neighborhood can improve through art and expression. For more information, contact Lauren Hood with Live6 at 313-610-6004 or

President Garibaldi makes impact at 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference

Dr. Garibaldi and Nolan Finley Grand Hotel porch
WTVS-Channel 56 (PBS) MiWeek co-host and The Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley interviews President Garibaldi for MiWeek live from the Grand Hotel porch about current education trends in our state.

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi attended the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, May 30-June 2, and had an opportunity to meet with several media outlets, legislators and policy makers to discuss the work the University is currently engaged in to aid in the re-emergence of the city and its neighborhoods. Read more online.

Sign up for RAVE emergency alerts

Stay on top of important emergency and campus safety alerts at Detroit Mercy by signing up for the RAVE Emergency Alert System. Register online today. Signing up takes just a few minutes.

Architecture celebration: Live streams from Warsaw and Volterra

Warsaw Arch Students

Salute! Thanks so much to everyone who joined the two lunch live stream events with students and School of Architecture Dean Will Wittig, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Italy study abroad program! For those who missed out, watch the Warsaw live stream and Volterra live stream online.

University District Neighborhood Garage Sale, June 24-25

Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to join the neighbors of the University District as they offer some great bargains on electronics, furniture, clothing, tools, rugs and more at the annual Neighborhood Garage Sale, June 24-25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bike, walk, stroll or drive through the neighborhood and take home some treasures!

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Pick-up basketball at the Fitness Center

Summertime is just around the corner, and it is important to stay active to maintain a healthy and productive mentality. If any student, faculty, staff or administrator is interested in participating in a pick-up basketball game around noon at the Student Fitness Center on Thursdays, please contact Associate Vice President for Marketing & Public Affairs Gary Erwin at or 313-993-1254.

Homebuyer education classes for Detroit Mercy employees

JVS, our partner in the Employee Home Ownership program, provides the University with valuable information about home ownership, as well as financial incentives for employees who choose to purchase a primary residence close to Detroit Mercy campuses. Even if you do not take advantage of the program, you may find the additional resources and information beneficial. See the flyer for a schedule of upcoming class sessions (The HBE fee is waived for Detroit Mercy employees). For questions regarding the program, please contact Patricia Burkhardt at JVS at 248-233-4299.

Thumbs Up!

Professor of Law Lawrence Dubin was interviewed on WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and quoted in the article, "Oakland County judge's staff accused of skipping out on work, collecting pay," May 30.

Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison's children's literacy initiative, Rx for Reading Detroit, won one of 10 Impact Detroit 2017 Community Innovation Mini-Grants. The grant will support a summer reading program at the Detroit Public Library Parkman Branch. Since 2014, Rx for Reading Detroit has distributed over 70,000 books for children and families in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. Read more details online.

Associate Professor of Education and former Deputy Mayor of Detroit Isaiah McKinnon was interviewed on WXYZ-TV Channel 7, reflecting on Detroit 50 years after the riots, May 30.

Professor of History Gregory Sumner wrote the guest editorial, "Remembering Lt. John F. Kennedy: Salute military exploits on his 100th birth anniversary," for the Detroit Free Press, May 27.

Adjunct Professor of Law Amer Zaher was interviewed on the WDIV Local Channel 4 program Flashpoint, by host Devin Scillian, discussing the Manchester attack, as well as this year's Mackinac Policy Conference, May 28.

Assistant Professor Political Science Alex Zamalin recently hosted civic lessons for adults at the Berkley Library and was highlighted in the Oakland County Times article online, May 31.

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