Michigan Tech News

December 2013

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Why it Snows so Much in the Frozen North

December 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Scientists have long puzzled over the seemingly ceaseless drizzle of snow drifting down from arctic clouds. Now they may have an explanation.

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SVSU Celey

10 Moments that Made Tech Athletics Absolutely Awesome in 2013

December 20, 2013
By Wes Frahm

Take a look back on the top 10 Michigan Tech athletics moments from 2013.

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Guy Meadows, at left; Terry Sharik, at right

Michigan Tech Appoints Two New Robbins Chairs

December 19, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Dean Terry Sharik and Guy Meadows, director of the Great Lakes Research Center, have been appointed to Robbins Chairs in Sustainability.

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racer

Mid Am Series Brings Skiers, Visitors to Keweenaw and Michigan Tech

December 17, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Mont Ripley is hosting one of four races in the top-flight ski competition.

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An artist's rendering of the planned John Edgar McAllister Welcome Center at the Memorial  Union Building. The current Peninsula Room (in pink) will be renovated and an addition (in blue) will be built.

Michigan Tech Builds on a Legacy to Welcome Future Generations of Students

December 13, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approves new John Edgar McAllister Welcome Center, room and board rates for 2013-14.

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MC Friedrich

MC Friedrich Wins Kennedy Center Medallion

December 12, 2013
By Danny Messinger

MC Friedrich, associate professor of theatre in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is named winner of the prestigious Kennedy Center Medallion.

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TechHacks 2013

Students Display Ingenuity at TechHacks Competition

December 12, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Tech students compete in 18-hour TechHacks computer marathon. 

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A Genius Idea: Tech Alumni’s Website Provides Interactive Trail Maps for Mont Ripley

December 12, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Trail Genius maps biking, hiking, skiing and running trails across the nation—and in the Keweenaw.

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shaftGeo

Class Investigates Tapping Mines for Geothermal Heat in Calumet

December 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Social Sciences Assistant Professor Richelle Winkler led students through a semester-long research project encompassing community, history and the environment.

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Michigan Tech's economic footprint is important to the economy of the Keweenaw and the State of Michigan.

Bigfoot on Campus: Michigan Tech's Economic Footprint is Huge

December 10, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Miohigan Tech's economic footprint makes a positive impact on its community and the State of Michigan.

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Snow Guns

9 Things that Make Winter Epic at Michigan Tech

December 10, 2013
By Kara Sokol

The calendar tells us that the official start to winter hits on December 21. But here at Michigan Tech, we’re just a little bit more ambitious than that. For the true winter lovers out there—the skiers, the snowboarders, the happy snow-angel makers—December at Tech is absolutely epic. Here are nine things that every true snow-loving Husky celebrates come early-winter time.

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mining team

The Business of Mining: How Michigan Tech Won an International Competition

December 6, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Four engineering students--the only American representatives in the competition--conquered challenging mining problems  to win a national mining competition in Canada. 

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Scott Usitalo

Fortune 150 Executive and Copper Country Native Scott Usitalo to Speak at Midyear Commencement

December 6, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

More than 400 students to graduate

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Community ESL Presentation

New ESL Course Makes Life at Tech Easier for International Scholars’ Spouses

December 3, 2013
By Danny Messinger

A new seven-week crash-course in social English aims to make life in Houghton easier for spouses of international scholars.

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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick Named AAAS Fellow

December 2, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for development of successful "lab on a chip" technologies and professional leadership

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