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Wearing his mascot outfit, Tom Cieszkowski sits in front of his car with a University of Detroit logo painted on the hood.
November 29, 2023
A reader’s response to a feature on the new Tommy Titan in the Spring 2023 edition of Spiritus prompted a deeper dive into the origins of the beloved mascot, with it coinciding during a historic basketball season in 1976-77.
Two people sit at a table and shake hands, while smiling for the camera inside of a building.
October 27, 2023
Detroit Mercy and Oakland Community College (OCC) have announced an articulation agreement making it easier for OCC pre-engineering graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in various engineering disciplines at UDM.
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October 26, 2023
Detroit Mercy ranks No. 455 out of 4,500 colleges and universities nationwide for salary earned over the 40-year length of a career according to research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce in 2022.
A logo for The Wall Street Journal, America's Best Colleges 2024, in cooperation with College Pulse and Statista.
September 19, 2023
Detroit Mercy was ranked No. 52 nationally and second in Michigan, according to results released Sept. 6 by WSJ/College Pulse. UDM was the third-highest ranked Jesuit university and only Mercy institution ranked.

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Jerica Williams is the new normal at Detroit Mercy men's basketball
WXYZ Channel 7 | Nov. 3, 2023
The Titans are about to start a new season with a new coach and it’s a new look. For the first time in program history, Detroit Mercy men’s basketball has hired a female assistant coach.

Popular children’s book series is being performed as a musical in Detroit
WDIV Local 4 | Oct. 18, 2023
The story of “A Year with Frog and Toad,” based on the series by Arnold Lobel, takes place over a year, with Frog and Toad going through the seasons and celebrating various holidays. It’s a fun adventure with relatable scenes, like Frog and Toad trying to figure out how not to eat all the cookies they just baked.

How an active shooter training is preparing future Metro Detroit nurses to respond to a crisis
CBS Detroit | Oct. 6, 2023
It was an opportunity to educate nursing students on their response to such a traumatic incident.

Macomb Community College, University of Detroit Mercy partner to address nursing shortage
Detroit Free Press | Oct. 3, 2023
The partnership will provide those with associate degrees in nursing an accelerated pathway to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree in 12 months, with the first group starting in January.

First nurses accepted into new Macomb Community College, UDM program will get free tuition
Crain's Detroit | Oct. 3, 2023 
A new bachelor's degree nursing completion program offered by University of Detroit Mercy and Macomb Community College will provide free tuition to the first two cohorts.

New ranking puts University of Detroit Mercy at No. 2 in Michigan for colleges
Detroit Free Press | Sept. 13, 2023
UDM ranked No. 52 nationally, placing them as the second highest-ranking school in the state.

Alumni News

Detroit City Council to honor groundbreaking assistant coach
Mon, 20 Nov 2023
Jerica Williams coaches playersJerica Williams is a trailblazer and is now being honored prior to the first men’s basketball home game of the season. At the beginning of Detroit Mercy’s men’s basketball home opener Tuesday, Nov. 21, City Council Member Angela Calloway will present the prestigious Spirit of Detroit Award to Williams for her …

Board appoints 9 new trustees
Fri, 17 Nov 2023
beautiful campus shot including fountainUniversity of Detroit Mercy (UDM) recently named nine leaders in healthcare, education, business, technology, architecture and mission work to its Board of Trustees, the University’s governing body. “These new members — many of whom are alumni — bring years of leadership experience to Detroit Mercy and will help move the …