Moments in Time
We looked back over the years and selected a few moments to remember at Michigan Tech. It was great fun; our only regret was that we didn't have space to publish more.
Special thanks to Professor Emertius Jack Jobst, whose research uncovered many of the moments in time.
Photos courtesy of the Michigan Tech Archives and University Marketing and Communications
Michigan Mining School established
The Clubhouse/Gymnasium is built. in 2010, as the ROTC building, it will be the oldest structure on campus.
Tech receives its first private gift, $2,000 for Chemical Sciences.
Ella Wood, the first female faculty member, taught geography, political science, and history.
The April 1 Michigan Tech Lode is printed largely in Finnish.
Married student housing, aka "Trailertown" or "Vetville," catered to returning GIs and their families?
Chemistry professor Myron "Doc" Berry arrives at Tech. In later years, upperclassmen would play "Another One Bites the Dust" to freshmen heading to their first chemistry exam.
Harold Meese is named dean of students.
WMTU goes on the air.
Hockey great Tony Esposito celebrates Tech's second National Championship. Tech would earn three under the leadership of the legendary John MacInnes.
Students claim the new Chem-Met Building is sinking; President Ray Smith provides "photographic evidence."
Bosch Brewing Company closes one year shy of its centennial, breaking the hearts of generations of students and alumni.
Soichiro Honda gives away a motorcycle at commencement.
Dean of Students Linda Belote announces that beer kegs will not be allowed at K-Day.
Library installs two computers for student use.
NMU hockey coach Rick Comely says presence of Pep Band negates home ice advantage; WCHA rules that a school's band cannot perform at away games, except during postseason.
Tech closes because of the cold for the first time in 108 years.
Richard Drenovsky, "Mr. D.," retires after 26 years in Dean of Students Office.
Board of Control approves switch to semesters to begin in fall 2000.
Football team defeats Northern Michigan for the first time in 46 years, though they didn't play each other for 29 of them.
RIAA sues computer science student for $98 billion for illegally downloading music.
Tech breaks the Guinness world records for largest snowball fight, most people making snow angels, and the largest snowball.
Women's basketball team achieves back-to-back regional championships in 2009 and 2010.
Michigan Tech launches Generations of Discovery Campaign