Construction Update: Dow Building North Access Disruptions

The weather has caused concrete work to be pushed back, so access to the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building through the north doors, off of Lot 31, will now be disrupted next week (June 19-23).

Access to the Dow from Lot 31 will be somewhat limited. We will have only half of the doors to Lot 31 closed at any given time (it is a two-door vestibule and half will be closed, then we will switch to the other half). There may be short closures where both doors are unavailable throughout the week, but we will ensure these take place outside of normal arrival, departure and lunch times.

As always, we remind you to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all posted directions. If you have questions or concerns, please email

In the News

Sarah Hoy and Rolf Peterson were quoted by the Associated Press in a story about the findings of the 64th annual Isle Royale Winter Study, released Wednesday (June 14) by Michigan Tech. The AP’s story was picked up by the Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Minnesota Public Radio and over 340 other outlets nationwide. Numerous other regional and local outlets, including the Duluth News Tribune, MLiveWXYZ Detroit, WJMN Local 3 and WLUC TV6, ran original stories about the study results or picked up MTU’s story from Michigan Tech News.


David Flaspohler (CFRES) was quoted in a Lawn Love blog post featuring advice from a panel of birding experts for those new to the hobby. Topics included essential items to bring on a birdwatching trip, best binoculars, species that should be on every birding bucket list, and top resources for bird identification.


The Keweenaw Report mentioned Michigan Tech in a story highlighting an engineering camp for kids being held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (June 16) as part of Bridgefest. Participants who complete all camp activities will be eligible to enter a drawing for a scholarship to a Summer Youth Programs exploration at MTU.


Banner Production System Maintenance on Sunday

A production system maintenance window is scheduled for Sunday (June 18), from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following production services will be unavailable during that time:

Course Tools
OAP Rental System
Oracle Reports
Perceptive Content (Imagenow)
Virtual Cashiering

If you have any questions or concerns, we can help. Contact us at or call 7-1111.


Updated Tables for Estimating GRA Stipends and Tuition

The Vice President for Research Office (VPR) has updated the graduate student tables for budgeting stipends and tuition for graduate research assistantships (GRAs). These rates are to be used immediately in proposal budgets to external sponsors.

The tuition rates per credit differ between Non Engineering/Computer Science and the Engineering/Computer Science disciplines. Remember to take this into account when budgeting for 1 credit.

The updated stipend and tuition tables can be found on the VPR forms page at: