Michigan Tech News

May 2009

Michigan Tech Realigns Student Affairs to Support Diversity Initiatives

May 28, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is realigning programs to create an outreach and multicultural affairs center within Student Life, part of the Division of Student Affairs.

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Michigan Tech Students Borrow Less Than National Average

May 26, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Although student loans are increasing everywhere, the average debt that Michigan Tech students owe at graduation is well below the national average.

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Michigan Scientist, Ethicist Urge Scientists to Speak Out on Environmental Policy

May 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists should take a stand in the environmental policy debate.

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Tech Student's Two-Click Calendar: Now Playing at an iPhone Near You

May 14, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Craig Otis didn't like any of the calendar programs he used in high school, so he made one himself.

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Kryptos Complex: Cracking the Mother Lode of Codes

May 12, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Computer science student Gary Phillips on his (former) fascination with a code not even the CIA could break.

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Midwest Climate Change Research Center Awards $1.5 Million in Federal Grants

May 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The Midwest Center of the National Institute for Climate Change Research, based at Michigan Tech, has awarded $1.5 million in research grants.

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Michigan Tech Not Affected by Governor's Budget Cuts

May 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

An Executive Order cutting more than $300 million from the current year's budget does not affect the base budgets of the state universities, including Michigan Tech.

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Biofuel for Jets Could Cut Carbon Emissions Over 80 Percent

May 9, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel's cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent.

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Gilbert Receives NIH grant

May 7, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Technological University has received $164,521 in federal economic stimulus monies to conduct medical research.

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Dave Bezotte: The Library's French Connection

May 1, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Heidi Bostic is happy to finally sing the praises of Librarian David Bezotte, whom she calls Michigan Tech's "unsung hero."

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Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Nine New Degrees

May 1, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Nine new degree programs--most of them in computer engineering and business--were approved today by the Michigan Technological University Board of Control at its regular meeting in Houghton.

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