Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins



  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Huskies Help Solve Sunken Minesweeper Mystery

On Nov. 23, 1918, two 143-foot French minesweepers went down in a Lake Superior storm. Michigan Technological University's Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows is at the helm of a crowd-funded project to find the Cerisoles and Inkerman. Meadows shares the historical research and advanced technologies that will guide the mission at . . . Read More

Technological Tricks and Sound Design Treats at Haunted Mine

A half-mile in and seven levels below ground, the 15-by-15 dark tunnel awaits the brave souls who dare to enter for pre-Halloween tours Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 25-27. This is the second year Michigan Tech students in sound design and audio production and technology programs have collaborated on the project. This year, . . . Read More

Marches, Mining and Messages from WWI

Researcher and military historian Steven Walton oversaw the design and construction of the replica firing trench on campus, built this fall as part of the World War I & the Copper Country project to mark a century since the end of the Great War. But his biggest excavation for the project didn’t require sandbags or shovels. Walton, an . . . Read More