2024 Detroit Mercy News Releases

Three students work in a chemistry lab.

One of the most active and longstanding clubs on Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus, the Chemistry Club meets both the academic and social needs of people with an interest in chemistry.

A person speaks at the Eye Institute opening while many people stand around the room listening.

For UDM President Donald B. Taylor, this new clinic represents another example of the institution’s Jesuit and Mercy mission in action and opportunity to expand UDM’s health care footprint in southeast Michigan.

U.S. Sen. Peters and National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr. watch students talk near a vehicle in the Engineering Building while others look on.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters ’84 and National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr., visited Detroit Mercy's Vehicle Cyber Engineering Program to see how students are engaging in critical cybersecurity labs.

A photo of the Engineering Building near the clock tower with red banners that feature the UDM logo and World Needs Titans on it.

Two UDM graduate programs were ranked in the top 20 in the nation and several other programs were included in the 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges edition.

A TENN student delivers a bag of food to a community member.

University of Detroit Mercy offers students a diverse array of volunteer programs, covering all aspects of its community, such as food security, literacy and immersion into other cultures. 

The McNichols Campus is covered in snow during the winter as seen through this aerial drone photo.

Beginning with the 2024-25 academic year, Detroit Mercy will offer free tuition to first-year students who meet certain eligibility requirements. They may renew Titan Edge for up to four years total.

A graphic featuring a photo of Mark Montgomery, with text reading Mark Montgomery, Head Coach, Detroit Mercy Men's Basketball and featuring logos for Detroit Mercy Titans and Nike.

UDM has hired Mark Montgomery as the program’s 23rd head coach in school history. Montgomery was chosen from a pool of more than 100 national candidates.

UDM to celebrate student, faculty research projects

Detroit Mercy will recognize the academic work of students, staff and faculty at the 16th annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement (CSA). This University-wide event will feature traditional research posters, artistic displays, performances, lightning talks, a keynote address by an internationally known speaker and more.

UDM community reflects on faith as religious observances intersect

As the holy seasons of Lent and Ramadan intersect, believers worldwide and within our Detroit Mercy campus find themselves in a unique moment that emphasizes shared values and understanding across faith traditions.

Megan Novell holds an award while standing in front of a green backdrop with a blue, neon sign that spells Detroit Mercy.

In recognition of Women's History Month, Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications department introduces you to Megan Novell, who reflected on the month, female role models and more.

Anita Klueg speaks at a podium.

In recognition of Women's History Month, Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications department introduces you to Director of University Ministry Anita Klueg, who shared the challenges she's faced as a woman, what inspired her to work in ministry and more.

Neil Mandt talks at UDM.

Former Communication Studies student Neil Mandt returned to Detroit Mercy to talk with students about his 30-plus year career in the entertainment industry and the future of media and technology.

Three actors look into a book in a promo photo for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) presents the raucous comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[revised][again] at the Marlene Boll Theatre inside Detroit’s Boll Family YMCA April 12-21.

Women's History Month Q&A: Get to know Marwa Abdel Latif

In recognition of Women's History Month, Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications department introduces you to Assistant Professor of Chemistry Marwa Abdel Latif, who reflected on her female role models, what led her to academia and more.

A graphic features a photo of Kate Achter, wearing a red Detroit Hustles Harder t-shirt. Text reads, Contract Extension, Kate Achter, with a Detroit Mercy Titans logo above.

University of Detroit Mercy Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr., announced that head women's basketball coach Kate Achter has agreed to a contract extension through the 2028-29 season. 

Women’s History Month events offered

University of Detroit Mercy is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events highlighting the contributions of women around the world.

Madeline Dugan, right, talks to an assistant coach during a Titans women's lacrosse game.

In recognition of Women's History Month, Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications department introduces you to women's lacrosse head coach Madeline Dugan, who spoke about her career in athletics and more.

UDM and men's head basketball coach Mike Davis mutually agree to part ways

University of Detroit Mercy Director of Athletics Robert Vowels announced today that the University and head men’s basketball coach Mike Davis have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.

Ahmed Radwan headshot

Ahmed Radwan sees great opportunities for the College of Health Professions after beginning his tenure as dean on March 1.

Roy Finkenbine speaks at the podium while Ilyon Woo stands next to him during Love Stories from the Underground Railroad in February 2024.

The Black Abolitionist Archive lives in University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus Library as a testament to the enduring struggle against slavery and the pursuit of freedom.

Models of buildings are positioned on a desk.

Scores of UDM students and faculty will help nonprofits in Detroit and southeast Michigan reduce their carbon footprint as part of a $3.79-million grant award to support energy efficiency.

An aerial photo of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus on a sunny summer day, featuring buildings, trees, cars, houses and downtown Detroit in the background.

Due to 2024's FAFSA delay, UDM has extended their reply deadline from May 1 to June 1.

An aerial image of the Briggs Building (and other buildings on the McNichols Campus), which is home to the College of Liberal Arts & Education

The Full-time Accelerated Social Work Transfer (FAST) option is the first of its kind in Michigan, featuring three consecutive semesters of seven-week modules and intersession courses that can be taken online, in-person or through a hybrid method.

Justin Williams stands at the front of a classroom during a class.

Justin Williams, associate professor of History and director of the African American Studies Program at Detroit Mercy, talks about Black History Month and the many ways it can be recognized.

An aerial photograph of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus.

University of Detroit Mercy has recently received more than $2 million in grants to help educate students and their work in the community. 

Three students who are members of The League pose for a photo on the left side. On the right side, members of The League talk amongst each other.

The League is a learning community for Black male students, faculty and staff on University of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus. It aims to foster mentorship and enrich the lives of Black male students.

Horse drawn carriages outside of the Student Fitness Center at the Titan Winter Blast.

At the heart of the Titan Winter Blast is the famous chili cook-off. The event also features horse drawn trolley rides that tour the McNichols Campus, a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating station and many games, such as a Detroit staple fowling, or bowling with a football.

A student uses her computer during an MBA class.

UDM was ranked 13th nationally in the Best Online General Management MBA Programs category, while its online Graduate Nursing Program was No. 62.

Nick Boynton's headshot is next to the Science magazine cover in which his paper was published. The magazine has an illustration of a planet with text that reads In Hot Water.

As humans work toward a more sustainable future on Earth, imagine having one material that can act like many of the plastics used in daily life. Now consider those same principles being used in outer space, where resources and capacity are precious commodities. Thanks to research by Nicholas Boynton ’19, these concepts may one day become a reality. 

Meet Campus Activity Board: Engaging students through events

UDM's Campus Activity Board is a space of creativity and collaboration formed to create as many campus activities as possible to engage the student body. It is tasked with planning annual favorites such as the Halloween Boo Bash and the new Ugly Sweater Contest hosted in December. 

A photograph of the Student Union on Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus during snowfall. The University of Detroit Mercy Lillie B. Kassab Mall Memorial and clocktower are visible in the foreground and background, respectively.

All FAFSAs that have been submitted are in a holding period until the Department of Education makes a correction in updating numbers in the FAFSA formula. This correction will result in more students getting more financial aid, but the fix will take time.

UDM sororities pose for a group picture after bid day.

Joining Greek life can offer many benefits to its members, including opportunities for leadership development and charitable or service work.

Senator Gary Peters is pictured in a pair of pictures inside of the Engineering Building, on the left with a professor looking at equipment and on the right talking with a UDM student as they look at a laptop computer.

Detroit Mercy received a $497,080 award from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to sustain its work in establishing the Metro Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute, a regional cybersecurity consortium.

A graphic for Black History Month that reads February is Black History Month.

University of Detroit Mercy is commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs on the McNichols, Riverfront and Corktown Campuses.

A sculpture promoting the PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. White letters spelling out Detroit make up the sculpture with the 'O' being a giant PGA golf ball with the Rocket Mortgage logo on its center.

Detroit Mercy is offering an exclusive experience for this year's PGA event at a new price point — only $250 per ticket. Proceeds support the scholarship endowment.

Ben Kendell points to the sky after winning a race outdoors, wearing a red University of Detroit Mercy racing big with numbers on his jersey reading 9 and 286. Logos on his jersey read University of Detroit Mercy and Adidas.

Former student-athlete Ben Kendell '18, '19 is set to become the fifth Titan male to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the marathon Feb. 3 in Orlando, Fla.

Two photographs from DMTC’s production of Photograph 51 are combined into one image. On the left, an actress holds an image in her hand while she and an actor look at it. On the right, four actors gather behind a table filled with science materials as they have a discussion.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) presents the Michigan premiere of Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, a captivating and thought-provoking play that tells the story of unsung scientific hero Rosalind Franklin, at the Marlene Boll Theatre inside Detroit's Boll Family YMCA from Feb. 9-18.