Michigan Tech News

February 2009

Entrepreneurship Flourishes During Tough Times

February 27, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Bad economic times can be good times for entrepreneurs, says Michigan Tech alumnus Kanwal Rekhi.

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Paul Ollila Named to Michigan Tech Board of Control

February 25, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Former school superintendent appointed to eight-year term

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Scott Miers

Miers Receives SAE Award for Outstanding Presentation

February 24, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Scott Miers, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, has received a Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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Abandon Hope: Live Sustainably Just Because It's the Right Thing to Do

February 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Do you "hope" that everyone will start living more sustainably to save the environment? If so, you may be doing more harm than good.

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Michigan Tech Faculty Member Wins NSF CAREER Award

February 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Roshan D'Souza, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has been named the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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Susan T. Blagley

Bagley to Lead Society for Industrial Microbiology

February 18, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The new president-elect of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM).

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Granholm Presents Higher Ed Appropriations Budget

February 16, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Governor Jennifer Granholm has presented a budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year that would cut higher education appropriations by 3 percent.

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Phi Kappa Tau Winter Carnival Statue 2009

Phi Kappa Tau Wins Fraternity Statue Division

February 6, 2009
By Kara Sokol

Phi Kappa Tau brought home the gold in Michigan Tech's 2009 Winter Carnival statue competition, nabbing first place among the University's highly competitive fraternities.

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Michigan Tech Rides the Rails into the Future

February 6, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is betting on the future of rail transportation by establishing a Rail Transportation Program within the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.

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Melissa Meyer, Winter Carnival 2009 Queen

A Crowning Achievement: Melissa Meyer Named Winter Carnival Queen

February 4, 2009
By Kara Sokol

When gowns sparkle, piano keys tickle, and extraterrestrials take over the Keweenaw for a nibble of pasty, it can mean only one thing--the 2009 Winter Carnival Queen Coronation has commenced.

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The Winter Carnival All-Nighter: A Magical Culinary Tour

February 4, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

When the campus comes alive for Winter Carnival on Wednesday's all-nighter, there are two things you can count on, in addition to snow statue building and cold temperatures: good food and lots of music.

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2009 Winter Carnival Human Bowling

Winter Carnival: A Frigid Place Gets a Blast from Space

February 3, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Winter Carnival celebrates Houghton's unique winter weather.

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Beta Sigma Theta Winter Carnival 2009

Students Labor on a Frosty Winter Carnival Night

February 3, 2009
By John Gagnon

There are bold things being done in the dead of night at this time of year.

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Warm Weather, Cold Fishing for Winter Carnival

February 3, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Tournament was held Saturday on Chassell Bay under warm conditions (28 degrees), and that’s what we are blaming our lack of success on.

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