Michigan Tech News

March

Michigan Tech celebrates GLBTQ Pride Week

Something to Drag About—Michigan Tech Celebrates Pride Week

April 2, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Film screenings, guest speakers, fun events, the popular drag show and more highlight Keweenaw Pride's annual Pride Week April 1-6. 

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Spencer Penrose Nominee

Pearson a Finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award

March 30, 2012
By Wes Frahm

Huskies Hockey Coach Mel Pearson is a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year.

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

16 Years Later, MPSERS Continues to Dig into Universities' Pockets

March 28, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech and six other schools are forced to pay for "phantom" employees not covered by the K-12 retirement system

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Michigan Tech student Emily Baker models cap and gown made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Recycled Plastic Water Bottles Become Commencement Caps & Gowns

March 27, 2012
By John Gagnon

Starting with the spring 2012 Commencement, Michigan Tech's caps and gowns will be made from recycled plastic water bottles.

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Sam Hoyt

Huskies Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement

March 23, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Huskies excel in the classroom, too, with numerous academic accolades.

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Vetiver grass growing in lead-contaminated soil in San Antonio, Texas.  Ramesh Attinti photo

Michigan Tech Biologist "Getting the Lead Out"

March 23, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A grass used in making perfume has another surprising talent

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Students compete at Michigan Tech's first ever League of Legends tournament

Out of This (Virtual) World: Students Host League of Legends Tournament

March 19, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Mixing classroom principles and a fun computer game competition was no problem for Michigan Tech students who organized the University's first League of Legends Tournament.

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Wolves chasing their dinner.

Wolf Population on Isle Royale Drops to Lowest It Has Ever Been

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The number of wolves at Isle Royale National Park has dropped to the lowest it has ever been.  

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Wolves at Isle Royale National Park

What Should Be Done About the Disappearing Wolves of Isle Royale?

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

What should be done if the wolves of Isle Royale National Park go extinct. Michigan Tech's wolf-moose researchers explore the alternatives.

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Chemical engineering PhD student Brett Spigarelli with his team's carbon dioxide scrubber. His prize-winning poster focussed on improving the scrubber's efficiency. Sarah Bird photo

Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering Students Place First and Third in SME International Research Competition

March 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Spigarelli and Haselhuhn recognized for research in CO2 scrubbing, iron-ore processing

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Community partners Betty Adio (left) and Deborah Nabirye help Stacey Frankenstein-Markon spread the word about women's health.

Peace Corps Volunteer Tackles a Sensitive Women's Health Problem in Uganda

March 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A Peace Corps Master's International volunteer from Michigan Tech helps Ugandans improve women's health.

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Jazz Lab Band

Celebrate! Forty-five Years of Jazz at Michigan Tech

March 13, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Jazz music at Michigan Tech celebrates its 45th birthday.

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Clarkson University's four-stroke Ski-Doo won the internal combustion category of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

Clarkson, Alaska Fairbanks Win Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 12, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

"The best Challenge since we've began hosting it 10 years ago."

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Mel Pearson, center.

Mel Pearson Named WCHA Coach of the Year

March 12, 2012
By Wes Frahm

Head hockey coach more than triples his squads win total in his first season at Michigan Tech.

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Silicon Valley students

Michigan Tech Students Break for Silicon Valley

March 7, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech business students spend Spring Break touring Silicon Valley companies.

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Dylan Truskolaski of Michigan Tech, at the end of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

Four sleds finish Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run at Michigan Tech

March 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Clarkson University, Michigan Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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Michigan Tech's zero-emissions entry in the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Next Week

March 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Grand Opening ceremonies slated for Tuesday, March 6

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The Higher Learning Commission operates the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

University Accreditation Visit Scheduled for Mid-March

March 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech will host two evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission in March as part of the University's accreditation process.

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A graduate student tackles an engineering project.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Rises in Rankings

March 1, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

US News & World Report releases 2013 annual rankings of graduate programs.

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