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Michigan Tech Preschool registration opens on Nov. 27

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Preschool will reopen in Jan. 2021, and begin accepting registration on Friday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. and is open to all interested families with children ages four and five years old. The registration will be accepted online and forms will be available on our website: ...

EGLE awards 13 coastal management grants

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today announced more than $1.1 million in coastal management grants to fund 13 projects and statewide initiatives. EGLE also has opened the application period for project proposals seeking funding in 2022. Among the ...

COVID affects Tech enrollment less than feared

al University saw only a slight decline in student numbers, ahead of where the university had projected it would be as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment is at 6,867 students, down 170 students from last fall, John Lehman, vice president for university relations and enrollment, ...

K-12, Tech to end pauses of face-to-face instruction

HOUGHTON — After a two-week pause to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the area, K-12 schools and Michigan Technological University will return to their previous face-to-face instruction on Monday as planned. On Monday, Michigan Technological University plans to return to Level 3 of its ...

Free COVID testing at MTU Saturday

HOUGHTON — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community, residents will have an opportunity for free testing Saturday at Michigan Technological University. The free drive-up testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gates Tennis Center at 600 MacInnes Drive. ...

MTU halts in-person instruction for two weeks

HANCOCK — Michigan Technological University became the latest educational institution to move to virtual learning for two weeks in response to rising COVID-19 rates and community spread in the area, which also included the second COVID-19 death in the Copper Country. The move to online ...

And the scavenger hunt begins now

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House released its first community-wide event of the semester: The Sustainable Gems Scavenger Hunt. The purpose of this event is to showcase the many sustainable features in Houghton and Hancock, so we can bring awareness to all the opportunities our ...

MTU: COVID testing working to prevent wider spread

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University continues to drive the increase in positive COVID-19 tests in Houghton County, though it has not translated to a wider spread in the broader community or on campus. Houghton County has had 181 positive cases and 40 probable cases as of Tuesday, ...

Tech holds first K-Day event

HOUGHTON — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Friday with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.” On the ...

Beer: MTU surveillance testing accounts for most new COVID cases

HOUGHTON — Surveillance testing at Michigan Technological University accounts for the majority of new cases reported in Houghton County this week, while there does not appear to be evidence of community spread, said Kate Beer, health officer for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. ...

Parade of Nations cancelled, but you can still hunt for its spirit

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the world a lot in 2020, including the annual opportunity Copper Country takes to celebrate the diverse background of cultures. “The physical parade that happens annually is not taking place this year, nor is the multicultural festival,” said Will Schuette, ...

Potential COVID-19 site exposure for Houghton County

HOUGHTON COUNTY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified the Theta Tau-Beta Chapter, located at 407 Fairview Street, Houghton, MI, as a potential exposure site for COVID-19. Exposure may have occurred during events held at the site on Monday, Aug. 24, and ...

Rozsa Center presents first virtual performance of the year

HOUGHTON – The Rozsa Center brings original, creative, groundbreaking arts to the Keweenaw, whether audiences are in person or online. In that tradition, we are proud to host our inaugural virtual performance of Lula Del Ray by Manual Cinema, an award-winning artistic company that has pushed ...

WUPHD: Frat house is possible COVID-19 exposure site

HOUGHTON — The Theta Tau - Beta Chapter’s house in Houghton has been identified as a possible COVID-19 exposure site, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced Saturday. Exposure may have occurred during events held at the house on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. The house is located ...

Sign up to seek in Parade of Nations scavenger hunt

This year’s Parade of Nations is a pandemic-friendly, contact-less international scavenger hunt. Want to join a “Hunt Team” to play this multicultural hide-and-seek game? Go to https://www.mtu.edu/international/events/parade-nations/ to sign up to be on a Hunt Team. Here’s how the ...

MTU students move in

HOUGHTON — Trunks popped open, dollies were loaded up and bare rooms eventually got filled with possessions and people. For all the ways in which Michigan Technological University’s move-in weekend was normal, COVID-19 also brought some change. Jenna Jorns, a first-year biomedical ...

MTU begins COVID-19 testing for freshmen

HOUGHTON — More than 1,000 Michigan Technological University students were tested for COVID-19 this weekend as they moved back to campus. Four-hundred students were scheduled for the free tests Friday, with another 700 Saturday, said Brian Cadwell, director of Michigan Tech Public Safety. ...