Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Huskies Explore Lake Superior

Student researchers ply the wild blue yonder off the rocky shore of Eagle Harbor,

A boatload of Huskies ranging from undergraduates to doctoral candidates learned and practiced research techniques in the "Lake Superior Exploration" course led by ecosystem ecologist Amy Marcarelli. The group traveled the shoreline of Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula aboard the University research vessel Agassiz . . . Read More

Q&A with Diversity Award Winner Suzanne Sanregret

Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret says diversity initiatives are a
      choice, an investment, and the basis for future growth in the programs she oversees
      and across the University.

Sanregret's holistic approach to inclusion — a systemic team mindset and whole-building culture that goes beyond brick-and-mortar accessibility — has been recognized with the 2019 Michigan Tech Diversity Award. The award, established in 2014, honors University thought leaders who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to . . . Read More

Trail Blazers

Spring practice at Otter River Sled Dog Training Center.

"Readyyyy! Let's go!" The air-piercing yips leave no doubt how these Alaskan huskies, straining forward on bootie-clad paws, feel about the starting command. They're ready to run. And so are the human Huskies who harness, drive, feed, encourage, and ensure that four-footed team members stay healthy, safe, and happy. "They're all different," . . . Read More

Comfort Food

The rich, aromatic flavors of Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival have been
      making mouths water for decades.

In Michigan Tech’s Wadsworth Dining Hall kitchen, the scent of cilantro mingles with the aroma of chicken breasts pulled golden and bubbling from the ovens. The staccato chop of knives and rhythmic ting of giant metal spoons scraping against industrial-size vats of fragrant sticky rice punctuate the din, as plastic-gloved and capped students from . . . Read More