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The flying platypus hatches and prepares to lift off.

Hands-On Education Knows No Limits

July 23, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech engineering students build a giant flying platypus egg for Red Bull Flugtag competition.

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Paige Sleeman, daughter of Housing & Residential Life staff assistant Ginger Sleeman, checks out a DPSPS teddy bear.

Bear with Us: Teddy Bears Can Ease Children's Trauma

June 15, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Department of Public Safety ad Police Services puts teddy bears in patrol cars for traumatized children.

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Eyewitness to Disasters: Graduate Student Reports from Guatemala

June 4, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Peace Corps Master's International student Brianna Hetland was in Guatemala when Pacaya Volcano erupted and tropical storm Agatha hit.

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Looking west from the top of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, as the Ranger III cruises to Isle Royale.

A Vibrating View from the Top

May 25, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

From the top of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Houghton and Hancock look a little different.

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Former Michigan Tech president Ray Smith will address graduates at Spring Commencement.

Former Tech President Ray Smith Addresses Graduates

April 23, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

The May 1 ceremony coincides with Michigan Tech's Founder's Day, the date 125 years ago when legislation was signed to establish what was then the Michigan Mining School.

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Michigan Tech students unfurl Undergraduate Student Government rally banner in Lansing.

Michigan Tech Students Join Massive Statewide Rally in Lansing

March 18, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech students join statewide rally in Lansing to support better higher education funding.

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Kara Oikarinen holds a baby in Ghana

Two Michigan Tech Students Win Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

March 11, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech undergraduates have been named winners of the competitive Gilman Scholarships for study abroad. 

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The old Fire Hall in downtown Houghton will be restored

Old Fire Hall to be Restored as Off-campus Student Center, Public Entertainment Venue

February 22, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Technological University has sold the old Fire Hall, a landmark in downtown Houghton. The new owners plan to renovate it into an off-campus student center and entertainment venue, restoring the original exterior appearance of the historic building

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Phi Kappa Tau

2010 Winter Carnival Statue Results Announced

February 4, 2010
By John Gagnon

Winter Carnival 2010 Statue results feature lots of Nintendo and other games, including Phi Kappa Tau's winning statue in the fraternity division.

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More Yooper Sprint

Faces of Carnival: Anne Francois, Yooper Sprinter

February 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Skiing and snowshoeing at the same time: only at Winter Carnival, in the Yooper Sprint!

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