As the school year progresses, we are seeing the change of the season and the rekindling of rivalries.
The hockey Huskies split with two other UP schools last weekend, losing to Northern then defeating Lake State. They swept Minnesota State Mankato at home this weekend.
Also this weekend, the football huskies lost a heartbreaker to Northern, missing a game-tieing touchdown with 20 seconds left. And locally, Houghton defeated Hancock in the 55th Copper Bowl. I could hear the PA announcer echoing through our West Hancock neighborhood.
The backyard is covered in leaves, and that means we'll be raking soon as we prepare for the next season. The "S" word is in the forecast for Tuesday night. We hope it melts before next weekend.
We also had Family Weekend recently. Parents and siblings came back to campus to see their students, ride on the Keweenaw Star, see Alan Parsons Live Project, tour Quincy Mine, and more. They also got to tour the Greek houses, and could check out the Troupe.
Make a Difference Day was held on Saturday, and Tech
students showed their involvement and caring again this year. From the
folks who put it on: "Student Organizations sponsored a variety
of projects from helping out at the Humane Society to cleaning up underwater
debris in the Portage (the Aquanauts, the scuba club, actually dove and
picked up trash!) to organizing historical documents in Ripley. We had
25 projects, which was up from 19 last year and we had 274 volunteers
and over 25 project heads." They also cleaned up Nara
It's all normal, moving from one season to the next, celebrating rivalries and the friendly competitions along the way.
“There are three colors on the Houghton Canal Road,” he said. "Yellow, brown, and bare." Still worth a trip? I asked. "You're joking," he replied. "It's always worth a trip back! Besides, there are still some green trees, and no, they are not all pines and spruce. Even a non-twig knows that."
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MICHIGAN TECH, YALE WILL STUDY
GREAT LAKES WATER: Without water,
the world as we know it would grind to a halt. Individuals, animals
and plants, farmers and manufacturers all rely on water for production,
for transportation, for life itself. But what is water's real and future
value to our economy and society? Scientists at Michigan Technological
University and Yale University have received a grant of nearly $2 million
from the National Science Foundation to analyze the quantity, quality
and availability of water in the Great Lakes region.
POWER WALKING: A BACKPACK THAT
CHARGES YOUR IPOD? The stress and strain absorbed by your
backpack could one day recharge your cell phone. Researchers at Michigan
Technological University have designed a strap that will capture the
energy generated by the up-and-down movement of a hiker's pack and
turn it into enough voltage to power small electrical devices. "It's
pretty cool," says Henry Sodano, an adjunct professor of engineering">mechanical
engineering-engineering mechanics, who recently accepted a faculty appointment
at Arizona State University. "We are harnessing free energy that
would normally be lost."
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WOLF-MOOSE
have been studying the interactions and interdependence of wolves and
moose at Michigan's Isle Royale National Park for nearly half a century.
As Wolf Awareness Week approaches, a consortium of educational, governmental
and natural resources organizations has banded together to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the longest continuous predator-prey study ever
MICHIGAN TECH MBA PROGRAM RANKS
IN TOP100 WORLDWIDE IN SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: During its first year of existence, Michigan Tech's
Master of Business Administration program ranked in the top 100 MBA programs
around the world for its emphasis on sustainability and social/environmental
MINER'S CUP GOES TO NORTHERN IN
TIGHT AFFAIR AT SUPERIOR DOME: Half a yard was all that separated Michigan Tech and
Northern Michigan today in the teams’ annual battle for the Miner’s Cup. Steve Short’s
quarterback draw on fourth down with 23 seconds remaining in the game
came 18 inches short of the goalline, giving the host Wildcats a 34-27
victory at the Superior Dome.
GWILLIAM RECORDS FIVE POINTS IN
7-1 WIN OVER MINNESOTA STATE: Michigan
Tech junior Malcolm Gwilliam recorded career highs in goals (2), assists
(3) and points (5) to pace the Huskies to a 7-1 win to complete the weekend
of Minnesota State. The seven goals was the most the Black and Gold scored
since they defeated Alaska Anchorage 9-0, Oct. 27, 2006. Freshman Jordan
Baker opened the scoring with his first career goal at 2:09 in the first
period after using some nifty stick work to get through the Maverick
MEN FINISH EIGHTH ON GLIAC CHAMPIONSHIP
TRAIL: Adam Airoldi and Brian Stetter both finished in the top 30 of a strong
field at today’s
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships
to help Michigan Tech gain eighth place of 12 league teams. Grand Valley
State won the race with a near-perfect score of 19. Wayne State was second
with 81, followed by Ashland (85), Saginaw Valley State (102), Hillsdale
(127), Ferris State (139), and Northwood (206). Michigan Tech (208) finished
ahead of Lake Superior State (265), Findlay (269), Mercyhurst (304),
and Gannon (378).
WOMEN 11TH AT GLIAC CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Michigan Tech women’s
cross country team had a tough day today at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Championships. The Huskies didn’t run their
best times and it resulted in an 11-place finish among the 13 teams at
the race. Grand Valley State won the race with a score of 20 after having
individuals place second through nine. Wayne State was second with 82,
followed by Ferris State (129), Saginaw Valley State (135), Northern
Michigan (165), Findlay (173), Hillsdale (183), Lake Superior State (209),
and Ashland (241), Northwood (241). Michigan Tech (257) defeated the
two hosts of the event Gannon (310) and Mercyhurst (313).
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Saturday, November 3
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GEORGE GIPP'S BODY EXHUMED FOR
DNA TESTING: The body of Notre Dame football
hero and Laurium legend George Gipp was exhumed from his gravesite
at Lake View Cemetery Thursday. The disinterment was done for DNA testing
in conjunction with an upcoming book on Gipp’s life written by
historian Michael Bynum. Gipp, an All-American football player at Notre
Dame, died of complications from pneumonia in 1920. On his death bed,
he reputedly told coach Knute Rockne to ask the team to “win
one for the Gipper.”
REPAIRS MADE TO CALUMET THEATRE
ROOF: The condition
of the Calumet Theatre was once again a topic of discussion Tuesday for
the Calumet Village Council. Jim Lowell, theatre executive director,
told the council members that one of the rainstorms in September caused
some serious leaking from the roof above the second balcony. The rubber
membrane covering the roof had a 20-foot-long tear allowing water to
seep into a hole in the roof. Both the hole and membrane were repaired.
FORMER GREMLINS STAR WORKING HARD
FOR MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY: Ask a basketball
coach about Svetlana Kovalenko, and there are some words you can expect
to hear. Intense. Dedicated. A winner.She has rode that competitive streak
from a childhood playing club ball in Russia, to high school stardom
with Houghton, and finally to becoming one of the leaders of the Marquette
University (Milwaukee) team.
HOUGHTON RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT—Small
Cities Initiative aimed at downtowns: Houghton is one of seven Michigan
cities to receive a new federal grant aimed at downtown revitalization.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority announced the $1 million
award for Houghton Friday as part of the Vibrant Small Cities Initiative.
MDOT—BRIDGE GOOD TO GO: Construction
on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge concluded four days ahead of schedule.
Work began Sept. 17 and progress was swift according to Al Anderson,
a construction engineer at the Michigan Department of Transportation
Ishpeming service center. “Everything
went well and they put enough manpower on it to get it done quick,” Anderson
said. The workers replaced the bridge’s expansion joints, which,
because they leaked, were an indirect threat to the structural integrity
of the bridge.
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Did anyone see the freighter go under the lift bridge on 10/13/07?
My son said it was this boat:
Chris Lowe from the Parent List caught it on the web camera and sent them to me and he said it was ok to share with everyone.
Chas @ Schmohz
Great photo, Chas and Chris. We got our first load of road salt soon after this one. Bad sign. And, this is a good reminder to watch those webcams!
A "pothole" was a foot deep hole in the melting snowpack on the main paved roads. A classmate from Chicago once drove me to the campus from our rented house, hit a "pothole," spun around 180 degrees and then decided to drive his car back to our house and walk to the campus. He vowed not to take his car out on those roads again until the packed snow had completely melted.
In a letter to my aunt dated February 2, 1963, I commented that the high schools have had several days off because of the snow and cold (-10 to -20 below at night) but that we had just 2 hours off one day.
In every letter I wrote my aunt in October I comment about snow flurries and/or snow.
The 8 hour drive to Pinconning from Houghton in the winter months was not fun, creating a different set of harrowing experiences that I commented on in past newsletters.
Being an economically poor student I did not have a stocking hat until my senior year (in a letter told my aunt I had to buy a hat) let alone an automobile. Most of my friends did not have an automobile until a job had been secured late in the senior year so we did not have to contend with driving in inclement weather - we just walked everywhere.
Tom Cieslinski, '63
Perhaps you are using an entirely different program, but even so there must be a similar “tool” setting.
Keep up the good work,
Leonard Christoferson ‘53
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