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Detroit Mercy alum Jennifer Dukarski poses for a photo.
July 10, 2018
The point where driverless vehicles and the law intersect is nearly uncharted territory, but one University of Detroit Mercy alumna has positioned herself there to help keep an industry on the right road. Read the full story
Christina Jones poses for a photo at graduation.
June 20, 2018
University of Detroit Mercy graduate Christina Jones tells anyone who will listen about the school’s ReBUILDetroit program and with good reason. Jones credits ReBUILDetroit with putting her on a path to success and opening up opportunities she never thought possible. Read the full story

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College students invent devices to help disabled vets
The Detroit News | 4/19/18
Seniors from University of Detroit Mercy presented devices like detachable drive units for manual wheelchairs, accessible sink installations, a harness for those who uses walkers and a leg flexure for a veteran with edema.

GM engineers lead robotics mentoring in Southwest Detroit
Detroit Free Press | 4/7/18
Detroit Mercy alum Joaquin Nuno-Whelan’s role as chief engineer for General Motors full-size SUVs keeps him plenty busy. But helping Southwest Detroit high school students build robots and learn engineering could be the best vehicle he will make for his employer.

Accidental activist: life changes lead dentist to speak on opioid harms
American Dental Association | 3/26/18
At the time of Sean and his grandmother's deaths, Michael was in his first month of dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He took a week off and returned to school still grieving, but without any time to dwell on the pain. 

Mike Ash Starts Local Company to Attack Hunger
SEEN Magazine | 3/29/18
In 2011, Saint Clair Shores resident Mike Ash started a company, Attack Hunger, to deliver food to at-risk women and children in Detroit. Several years later, the 34-year-old estimates he’s delivered tons of food to shelters throughout Metro Detroit.

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Longtime law professor Maveal retires

When Gary Maveal entered University of Detroit Law School as a student, he did not know he would return as a professor a few years after he graduated in 1981, nor did he know he would carve out a distinguished 30-year career at the University. When the school year ended …

Titan, Lions great Bruce Maher has died

University of Detroit Mercy lost one of its greatest student-athletes as Titan Hall of Famer and two-sport standout Bruce Maher ’60 entered eternal life on July 6 at his home in Wauwatosa, Wisc., at the age of 80. Maher had battled cancer for nearly 20 years. Maher starred in football and …

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