Marygrove and the Importance of Academia

On Sunday I attended the Honors Convocation at Marygrove College where a friend was being recognized. I know that I have mentioned this before, but this campus is gorgeous and just a delightful European oasis in the midst of the most American of cities. The chapel itself is a trove of ornate architectural detail. In Detroit we are lucky to have such academic institutions as Wayne State University, Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne County Community College. These institutions attract bright minds from all over the country and world. It is in our best interest to make sure these visitors find as much value in living in the city after their formal education as they did in school. Not only that, students from the area have a chance to interact intellectually with people that they would not otherwise have met.

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  1. Tom (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    I drove out to Marygrove last summer when Jeffrey Eugenides was reading from “Middlesex”. I had no idea such a beautiful campus existed in Detroit. It reminded me of the older parts of Michigan State’s or U of M’s campus.

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