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Construction Brings Change to Michigan Tech Campus

July 29, 2009
By Kara Sokol

Change is in the air—and on the grounds—of Michigan Tech thanks to an innovative new construction project. 

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Alumnus Jim Cooper

Remembrances of Dimes Past

July 27, 2009
By John Gagnon

We had the pleasure of talking with alumnus Jim Cooper, visiting from Arizona, who earned a degree in metallurgy in 1939 and parlayed it to worldwide achievement. Jim spent nearly 40 years in the mining industry, much of it in Mexico, and at one time his operation was the most efficient in the world. “That,” he says without a touch of swagger, “was probably, in the business sense, as outstanding as you can do.”

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Hockey camp player

Hockey Camp and the Fundamentals of Fun

July 24, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Proud parents watch as their sons learn the fundamentals of hockey at Michigan Tech's hockey camp. 

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Associate Professor Michelle Miller tees off at PLGC during UPLGA Championship, July 2009

Portage Lake Golf Course Hosts UP Ladies Golf Association

July 22, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech’s Portage Lake Golf Course hosted the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championship for the first time. 

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Pavlis Institute students in Ghana

Michigan Tech Students Meet President Obama in Ghana

July 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Eight students from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership at Michigan Tech had a thrill of a lifetime--meeting President Barack Obama when he visited Ghana. 

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college student drinking

Federal Grant to Study High-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus

July 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received federal funding to address a persistent problem on campus: high-risk drinking, which is a critical issue nationwide.

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Student Leader Dies in Car Crash

June 29, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Jacob "Jake" Parkhurst, a community coordinator and resident in Wadsworth Hall, died Saturday evening in a car accident on US 41 near Copper Harbor, just north of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.

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Michigan Tech Realigns Student Affairs to Support Diversity Initiatives

May 28, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is realigning programs to create an outreach and multicultural affairs center within Student Life, part of the Division of Student Affairs.

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Michigan Tech Students Borrow Less Than National Average

May 26, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Although student loans are increasing everywhere, the average debt that Michigan Tech students owe at graduation is well below the national average.

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Tech Student's Two-Click Calendar: Now Playing at an iPhone Near You

May 14, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Craig Otis didn't like any of the calendar programs he used in high school, so he made one himself.

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