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Michigan State Representative Pohutsky was on campus Thursday, Nov. 29.

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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.

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Detroit Mercy was ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for a fifth year in a row, earning a No. 185 rank in the National Universities category.

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To address a high demand for nurses, University of Detroit Mercy and Macomb Community College are collaborating to bring a bachelor’s degree in Nursing completion program to Macomb County.

Students and others during the 2022 Bioneers conference, working outside on logs.

Detroit Mercy will host the 18th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13. The theme of this year’s conference is “Revolution from the Heart of Nature: Take Action in Detroit.”

An outdoor photo on the McNichols Campus, featuring students sitting on benches, the Memorial clock tower, water fountain, trees, flowers and buildings during a sunny summer day.

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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MEAGN students participated in a mass casualty drill in conjunction with the Bloomfield Township Fire Department. By acting as victims, first responders were given a realistic opportunity to experience such an event.

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Join us for the Detroit Urban Health Challenge, a two-day hackathon designed to foster AI innovation in addressing Detroit's urgent urban health challenges.

Two photos of students outdoors, on the left two students push carts past the Shiple Hall sign and on the right, three students wearing red University of Detroit Mercy t-shirts pose and smile in front of a colorful brick wall.

Students from Detroit Mercy's largest freshman class on the McNichols Campus in 14 years participated in Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV) during the final part of orientation, Aug. 22-25.

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Join us for an Open House at our Novi Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 4:00 p.m.

A graphic featuring the text 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards, with photos of the seven winners and their names below.

Each year, Detroit Mercy honors an alumnus from each of its seven schools or colleges for the way they have excelled in their professions and demonstrated leadership and service to the larger community.

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As many of you know, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn affirmative action on June 29, 2023, will have a significant impact on institutions of higher education throughout our country. We pray for all of our friends and member institutions who will experience an array of challenges due to this decision, but most importantly for all students who will be directly affected by the court’s actions.

Youth Health Exploration Camp

Middle school and high school students are invited for Youth Exploration Camp where they will spend one day at College of Health Profession participating in different hands-on simulations relating to the area of healthcare.

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Take a look at what our students are seeing on Day 3 of the Mercy Heritage Tour in Ireland.

group from the mercy tour on baggott street

Take a look at what our students are seeing on Day 2 of the Mercy Heritage Tour in Ireland.

Five people are pictured standing and working on a mannequin patient inside STAR simulation center classrooms.

The new Simulation, Technology and Research (STAR) Center is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration in one space, enhance flexibility of the curriculum and the scenarios help students understand the benefits of different ways of treating patients.

Students sit inside of a classroom and listen to a teacher who sits on a higher chair, with three television screens around them.

For more than a decade, the Leadership minor has been an important part of the college education for hundreds of UDM graduates. More than 500 students are enrolled in the minor each semester.

Graduates walk outdoors on the McNichols Campus near the Jesus statue.

More than 1,000 graduates participated in four ceremonies during 2023 Commencement at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

Four people wearing graduation regalia are pictured inside of Calihan Hall during a ceremony. One person claps and another stands at attention next to him. A University of Detroit Mercy red banner is draped over a podium.

The Vivere ex Missione awards are presented annually to four graduating students whose time at University of Detroit Mercy was marked by leadership, service and scholarship.

Keagan Tremel poses for a photo in front of a palm tree on a beach.

When Keagan Tremel walks across the commencement stage to pick up her diploma, it will be an especially important accomplishment. Not very long ago, she was told she may never walk again.

An aerial photograph of UDM's McNichols Campus.

For the fourth consecutive year, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

Three assisted technology devices worked on by University of Detroit Mercy Engineering and Nursing students. From left: a wheelchair storage device for Holly; a custom shower chair for Pete; and a device that allows Scott to transition from his wheelchair to an RV bed.

Student groups unveiled and presented their life-changing assisted technology devices in the College of Engineering & Science to their clients and public on Monday, April 24.

Shawna Stewart '15 poses for a photo while holding a box containing The Starter Kit, which she created for nursing students.

Shawna Stewart ’15 was drawn to the medical field in order to care for people. Now working as a nurse in Detroit, she’s trying to help make things more affordable for nursing students.

Detroit Mercy’s Master’s in Health Services Administration earns 3-year accreditation

CAHME approves initial accreditation of University of Detroit Mercy's Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program for a three-year term.

Online Graduate Nursing ranked 37th nationally by 'U.S. News & World Report'

University of Detroit Mercy’s online Graduate Nursing Program was ranked No. 37 nationally in 'U.S. News & World Report’s' Best Online Programs for 2023.

Christmas greetings from University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Find University closure hours here.

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Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as University of Detroit Mercy's 26th president Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

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Detroit Mercy faculty were members of a group that traveled to Brazil this past summer as part of the Fulbright-Hays program, a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

McAuley School of Nursing partners with others to provide healthy food to homes

Detroit Mercy empowers students and faculty to integrate their intellectual, spiritual and social development. Nowhere is this more clearly on display than in the McAuley School of Nursing’s Fresh Incentive Program.

A Happy Thanksgiving graphic with a cartoon turkey on it, as well as the University of Detroit Mercy logo at the top.

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observation of the holiday.

Detroit Mercy's College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing to host CEO of Strive Health, Nov. 10

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing will host Chris Riopelle, CEO, and co-founder of Strive Health. This event takes place Nov. 10 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Detroit Mercy School of Law Atrium.

Leanna Alaiwat

Leanna Alaiwat ’19, a physician assistant, has posted hundreds of videos on social media accounts, explaining gynecological procedures to the public to educate them and the response has been massive.

University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions offers virtual information sessions for nursing, healthcare and other practitioner programs

From Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 2022, University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions will offer a number of information sessions for individuals interested in a variety of programs.

McAuley School of Nursing part of diversity in education initiative 

The McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is one of 50 schools from 28 states that will participate in a national initiative designed to create inclusive learning environments and build a more diverse nursing workforce. 

Detroit Mercy PA students, wearing masks, put together care packs inside of the College of Health Professions Building.

Through a microgrant from the University, Nour Lyon ’12, an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Program, and Detroit Mercy students have put together care packs and distributed them to people in need across Detroit.

Alumna earns prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship honor

Stephanie Baiyasi-Kozicki ’15, who received a Health Services Administration certificate from Detroit Mercy, is among 1,100 people nationally who have been selected recipients of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship.

Lourdes Lewis stands smiling inside of a building.

When Lourdes Lewis walks across the Calihan Hall stage to receive her Health Services Administration degree in mid-May, she’ll fulfill two promises. One she made to her late husband; the second she made to herself.

Zena and Tanya Moaikel pose for a photograph in front of the Shiple Hall art mural.

Taking part in freshman orientation firsthand led Zena and Tanya Moaikel to become orientation leaders as soon as they could to help other incoming students transition into Detroit Mercy. 

Students discuss design implementation during a meeting.

Detroit Mercy’s multidisciplinary patient-centered program, coined Faces on Design, pairs seniors from the College of Engineering & Science and Nursing students from the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing to improve lives by designing assistive devices to combat the lack of solutions within the disabled community. 

A photo of the Jesus statue on the McNichols Campus, with the Clocktower and students visible in the background.

For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

A portrait photograph of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Detroit Mercy's online graduate nursing program receives national distinction for third-straight year

University of Detroit Mercy’s online graduate nursing program was ranked No. 103 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs, marking the third-straight year the University was included in the rankings.

Twenty MEAGN students stand outside of the Novi campus surrounding the big University of Detroit Mercy sign.

Twenty Detroit Mercy students who are currently enrolled in the Master’s Entry Advanced Generalist Nursing (MEAGN) program received white coats during a ceremony at the University’s Novi Campus facility.

Students listen to an instructor inside of a classroom with Detroit Mercy's ENP program.

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing is the only Michigan university to offer an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) program. The ENP program is a one-year online program and is a post-Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) program. The ENP program offered by Detroit Mercy is one of only 14 across the country.

Detroit Mercy's undergraduate nursing program earns national rank in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings

University of Detroit Mercy’s undergraduate nursing program was ranked in the top 150 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, receiving a No. 148 rank in the Nursing category of 2022 “Best Colleges” rankings. The rankings were released by the publication Sept. 13.

Detroit Mercy to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021

After careful review and consideration of guidance from medical and public health experts, all University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated on or before August 16, 2021.