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Michigan Tech Board Approves Video Scoreboard for Ice Arena

Last Modified 2:45 PM on Thu Feb 28, 2013

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By Jennifer Donovan

February 28, 2013—

At its regular meeting today, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control approved purchase of a new video scoreboard for the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena. All funding for the scoreboard and its installation comes from gifts from donors.

The four-sided Mitsubishi Diamond Vision video board will hang over the center of the ice. Each side is 14 feet wide by 14.5 feet high and includes a 14 by 8 foot video screen.  The total weight of the new scoreboard will be more than 12,000 pounds. 

The Board also approved a new concentration in business analytics.  It will be offered within the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program. Including advanced statistics, data mining, predictive analysis and business disciplines such as marketing, operations & systems management and management information systems, the concentration will provide a combination of skills and underlying concepts that today’s employers seek.  

In a cost-saving move, the Board approved a resolution to refinance bond issues from 2006 and 2008 at a lower rate of interest.

In other business, the Board

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