Virinder Chaudhery: Photography and Paintings

chaudhery-2On Friday, January 20, we invite you to celebrate the opening reception of Detroit photographer, artist, educator, and benevolent donor to Marygrove’s Art Department, Virinder Chaudhery. Chaudhery’s work will be displayed in The Gallery until February 17. The opening reception begins at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Greene, (313) 927-1853,

Marygrove Celebrates Winter Blast


Winter Blast Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 18
9-10:30 a.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Main Dining Hall
Get motivated for the winter semester and enjoy breakfast and fellowship with students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Resource Panel
12:30-1:30 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall
Enjoy refreshments and find out how Marygrove’s student resources can help you succeed academically and socially.

Thursday, January 19
Organization Fair & Winter Mixer

3 – 6 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Main Dining Hall
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy music, refreshments, and free giveaways while also learning about the many student organizations at Marygrove.

For more information about Winter Blast, contact Zsa-Zsa Booker, (313) 927-1844,

Marygrove College Seeking Comments From the Public

Marygrove is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Marygrove College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by February 13, 2017.

“Making America…” Thoughts From Diane S. Brown, Ph.D., IHM,

As a “teacher of teachers” at Marygrove College, I am always on the lookout for a good school story.  Don Aslett tells the story of two schools in the same U.S. city.  The first had a lunchroom strewn with trash which took hours to clean every day.  The second school’s janitor needed just 15 minutes.  The schools were as identical as two schools can be, except for different principals.  At the second, the principal required students to clean up their own places.  “Anything you mess up, you clean up,” was the fair, simple rule which “unquestionably taught and reinforced the most important ingredient of greatness: responsibility.”

The recent slogan “Make America Great Again,” made me think.  The last time America was great was when responsibility was something taught at home and school, and the principle of “For the Common Good” was held in mind when leaders of government and industry made decisions, when we said “our children,” rather than “those children” regardless of how well they tested.  So, how about it?  Let’s clean up our own messes and demonstrate to the world that we understand the most important ingredient of greatness: responsibility.  I’ll make you a deal – I’ll teach our teachers how to help our children learn this amazing skill if you will do your part by addressing all forms of inequality at home and abroad.  Deal?

diane_brownDiane S. Brown, Ph.D., IHM, was appointed the Coordinator for the Academic Department of Marygrove College’s Master in the Art of Teaching program in 2007 and the Director in 2010. She currently serves as Chair of Education. Brown’s research interests include student-teacher interactions in the online environment and the use of Currere as a method to retain experienced teachers in the profession.

Marygrove Announces New Special Social Justice Cohort for Imams and Muslim Leaders

Marygrove College has always celebrated diversity. So when members of the Islamic community expressed the need for a social justice education, one specifically designed to enhance the Detroit Muslim experience, we responded with a Special Social Justice Cohort for Imams and Muslim Leaders!

To learn more, download the program brochure by clicking on the link below:





Updated Marygrove College Geschke Library Hours

Marygrove College McDonough Geschke Library Hours
Intersession Hours: December 19 – 22, 2016

Monday – Thursday Dec. 19 – Dec. 22 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday Dec. 23 – Dec. 25 Closed

Closed Holiday Break: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 – Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Intersession Hours: Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Jan.. 13, 2017

Monday – Friday Jan. 3 – Jan. 13 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Jan. 14 – Jan. 15 Closed

Closed In Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday: Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Semester Library Hours Begin:  Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Tuesday – Thursday Jan. 17 – Jan. 19 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday Jan. 20 – Jan. 21 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 22 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Departments of History and Political Science 2016 Senior Seminar Presentations: The History and Politics of Detroit

woodward_ave_detroit_1942On Wednesday, December 14, Marygrove history and political science students will share their senior seminar presentations.

We will be gathering in the Liberal Arts Building, room 242 from 10:00- 12:30 p.m. Please join us for great conversation and refreshments!

Below is the schedule of presentations:

“Lansing’s Prescription: The Side Effects of the Emergency Manager on an Ailing Detroit Public Schools”
Deborah F. Woods

“An Examination of the American Disability Act”
Timothy Davis   

“Downtown First: Coleman A. Young’s Development Strategy for Rebuilding Detroit”
Juaquida Collins-Montague   

“Coleman A. Young’s Detroit Police Reform 1974-1980”
Christina Clark

“Albert Kahn: Detroit’s Invisible Genius”
Renee Honor

“Milliken V. Bradley: A Failed Effort to Desegregate the Schools”
Lance Murray

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