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1837 William Whipper: "practice of non-resistance to physical aggression"

“Resolved, That the practice of non-resistance to physical aggression, is not only consistent with reason, but the surest method of obtaining a...

More on 1837 William Whipper: "practice of non-resistance to physical aggression" Updated 10/2/17 by P. Higo
1957 Homecoming with a Shakespearean Theme

The University of Detroit Mercy is celebrating Homecoming this weekend, September 29-30. It includes a dinner dance, fun run, a tug-of-war...

More on 1957 Homecoming with a Shakespearean Theme Updated 9/28/17 by P. Higo
1961 Last Dance for J-Prom

What had been an annual tradition, starting in 1914, the Junior Prom (also called J-Hop) came to an end in 1961. It was a grand occasion where...

More on 1961 Last Dance for J-Prom Updated 11/8/17 by P. Higo
1967 Detroit Riots – The View from University of Detroit McNichols Campus

On the 50th Anniversary of the July 1967 Detroit Riots, there has been a lot of discussion in the media as to how it affected the people in the...

More on 1967 Detroit Riots – The View from University of Detroit McNichols Campus Updated 8/16/17 by R. Davidson
“Our Wish is to Do Good”

The Colored American was among 40 black newspapers published before the Civil War.  Although it’s first issue was available in...

More on “Our Wish is to Do Good” Updated 10/26/17 by P. Higo
Big Mac on Campus

OK- well not exactly ON campus, but you can't miss it. McDonald's set up shop at the corner of McNichols and Livernois in 1989....

More on Big Mac on Campus Updated 8/4/17 by R. Davidson
Civil War and Civil Rights

It was fear mostly that kept free black men from being accepted for enlistment in the early days of the Civil War (1861-1865).  Although they...

More on Civil War and Civil Rights Updated 9/14/17 by P. Higo
Game Night at the Library

Each year the McNichols Library sponsors a night of games for Detroit Mercy students, staff and faculty. A variety of video and card games...

More on Game Night at the Library Updated 11/1/17 by P. Higo
Happy Easter

Varsity News April 4, 1950

More on Happy Easter Updated 8/16/17 by R. Davidson
Happy Thanksgiving

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More on Happy Thanksgiving Updated 11/13/17 by P. Higo
Memorial Day May 29, 1951

Memorial Day Service May 29, 1951 Marble table at the base of the University of Detroit Mercy Tower

More on Memorial Day May 29, 1951 Updated 8/2/17 by R. Davidson
Memories for the Class of 1967

No cell phones back then! New buildings on campus being put up. The chaos and frustration of registering for class!...

More on Memories for the Class of 1967 Updated 8/10/17 by P. Higo
Mercy College newspaper 1970

From October, 1941 through April 1989, Mercy College of Detroit offered its academic population news and information through the publication of a...

More on Mercy College newspaper 1970 Updated 8/4/17 by R. Davidson
More things change, more they stay the same: 1946 vs 2017

As I was browsing through the 1946-1947 Varsity News for something to post on this blog, I came across a couple of items that are still very much...

More on More things change, more they stay the same: 1946 vs 2017 Updated 9/12/17 by P. Higo
The age of inquiry

In March, 1827, Freedom’s Journal, the first black-owned and operated newspaper was established with the goal of reaching the free...

More on The age of inquiry Updated 8/2/17 by R. Davidson
Tuyere Fraternity 1918-1977?

The Tuyere fraternity started in 1918, but under the name "Cosine Theta". At first it was just a club licensed to play cards and have a...

More on Tuyere Fraternity 1918-1977? Updated 10/9/17 by P. Higo
Women's and Gender Studies Program: Celebrating 25 Years!

In response to student concerns, academic developments of the the late 20th century, and social movements around the globe, the idea of a...

More on Women's and Gender Studies Program: Celebrating 25 Years! Updated 10/19/17 by P. Higo

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