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Energy-saving gift contributes to "greener campus"

Anonymous gift boosts energy savings

A charitable gift of $30,000 made recently to the University of Detroit Mercy is being used to convert traditional light switches to motion sensor lights that turn off when the room is empty. These energy-saving devices have been installed in bathrooms at the residence halls and elsewhere on campus.

The donor couple, who requested anonymity, said they are aware of conservation efforts at the University and want to help UDM do more toward "greening" the campus.

In making the gift, the couple noted, "We felt it was time for UDM to get 'payback' for all the wonderful things that it is doing for others and has done for us. The role models of the Jesuit and Mercy founders have been inspirational in the things we try to do."

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