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July 17, 2014: Video footage of Marygrove College president, Dr. David J. Fike’s press conference calling for the swift resolution of the moral crisis of thousands of refugee children fleeing the violence in Central America. 

Marygrove Calls for the Swift Resolution of Refugee Children Fleeing Violence in Central America.

First college to publicly pledge aid.

Marygrove President Dr. David Fike held a press conference today, calling upon President Barack Obama to provide leadership in resolving the moral crisis of thousands of refugee children fleeing the violence in Central America to seek safe haven in America.

In the first-of-its-kind statement by a U.S. college president since this crisis began, Dr. Fike passionately stated his commitment to devoting college resources to provide education, shelter and other assistance to the refugees.

Read the press coverage.

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Marygrove College President David Fike to Hold News Conference

To Call on President Obama to Resolve the Moral Crisis

Of Thousands of Refugee Children Fleeing the Violence in Central America

Marygrove College President David J. Fike will hold a news conference at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014, on the Marygrove College campus to call on President Obama to provide leadership in resolving the moral crisis of thousands of refugee children fleeing the violence in Central America and seeking safe haven in America. This will be the first-of-its-kind statement by a U.S. college president since the crisis began.  Dr. Fike will announce that Marygrove College is committing college resources to provide education, food, shelter and other assistance to the refugees. 

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LOCATION:

Marygrove College Campus

Madame Cadillac Building

8425 West McNichols Rd.

Detroit, MI 48221 

From I-75:

  • Go to the Davison Freeway
  • Get on the Davison west
  • Get on M-10 "The Lodge" north
  • Get off at the Wyoming exit
  • Turn right on Wyoming
  • Drive about 1/2 mile and turn right on McNichols
  • Marygrove College is on your right

Heading South on the Lodge Freeway from Oakland County:

  • Get off at the Wyoming exit (between 5 and 6 Mile road in Detroit)
  • Turn left on Wyoming
  • Drive about 1/2 mile and turn right on McNichols
  • Marygrove College is on your right

From I-94/Airport:

  • Drive on I-94 towards downtown Detroit (and the Lodge Fwy./M-10)
  • Get on the Lodge/M-10 north
  • Get off at the Wyoming exit
  • Turn right on Wyoming
  • Drive about 1/2 mile and turn right on McNichols
  • Marygrove College is on your right

From Woodward Ave:

  • Drive on Woodward to McNichols Road (6 Mile)
  • Head west on McNichols
  • After a couple of miles (and passing Livernois Ave.), the wooded Marygrove Campus will be on your left

 

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Marygrove Media Relations

News and Media representatives may obtain the Marygrove College logo and select photographs, for approved use, by contacting:

Karen Cameron 
Director of Communications and Marketing
phone: (313) 927-1446
fax: (313)927-1595
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Alumni Relations Contact Information

For more information, contact Colleen Cadieux, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at 313-927-1443 or ccadieux9185@marygrove.edu.

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