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And the band played on

Covid-19 quarantine bound, Adam Meckler (VPA), Michigan Tech's director of jazz studies, and his students in three of the Michigan Tech jazz ensembles, refused to let the quarantine stop the music: Michigan Tech students, from wherever the quarantine found them, teamed up via shared videos to ...

Tech makes cuts to address $18M shortfall

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees approved a balanced budget with $18 million in cuts to the general and auxiliary budgets during a remote meeting Monday.  The budget includes a decrease in non-payroll spending and a six-month pay reduction for employees ...

Graduate students hit hard by shutdown

HOUGHTON — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Technological University has suspended in-person instruction and closed the residence halls. Undergraduate students have all gone home. For graduate students, things are more complicated. “We’re grown-ups, and we live here. ...

MTU lays out plans for reopening campus

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University officials laid out a potential timetable for a phased return to campus during a remote town hall Monday.  “We know that it’s going to require compliance in ways that we’re not used to, but it’s also going to require creativity on your ...

Launch date set for 2nd MTU satellite

HOUGHTON — After three years of development, a nanosatellite built by Michigan Technological University students is in the final stages of preparation before being sent into orbit. NASA has scheduled the satellite, Stratus, for launch from the International Space Station (ISS) in March ...

MTU researcher: New COVID-19 vaccine method promising

HOUGHTON — One of the contenders in the race to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus uses a technique not found in conventional vaccines, said a Michigan Technological University researcher.  Caryn Heldt, director of the Health Research Institute and a James and Lorna Mack ...

MTU professor works to improve future of vaccine purification

HOUGHTON — A Michigan Technological University professor is working on improvements to the vaccine purification process that could, within a decade, make it easier to ramp up production of future vaccines.  The current process for vaccines, including those being developed for COVID-19, ...

MTU announces unpaid leave, hour reductions

HOUGHTON — About 119 Michigan Technological University employees will be put on unpaid temporary leave or have their hours reduced next week due to the impact on reduced in-person operations on campus, President Rick Koubek said in an email to the campus Friday.  The employees will receive ...

MTU sanitizer awaiting OK for testing

HOUGHTON — Federal approval is still needed before testing can begin on a Michigan Technological University project to sanitize personal protection equipment with high levels of heat.  The Mobile Thermal Unity (MTU) Sanitizer was first tested on Michigan Technological University’s campus ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell junior competes in national science competition

Siona Beaudoin, a junior at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, spent the past year working on a research project with Dr. Tara Bal, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, and Dr. Angie Carter, Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University. ...

50th Anniversary of Earth Day local events

The following is a collective list of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Daily, Apr. 21st through May 10th An any time Tribute to Earth Day self-guided walk featuring Houghton Elementary 4th grade Earth day Art at KLT Paavola Wetlands. ...

Local businesses see impact from shutdown

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy is difficult to estimate. “I don’t know that we really have any valid point for comparison,” Laura Connolly said. “There’s nothing that quite mirrors everything that happened and how quick it happened.” Connolly is ...

Kaylee Meyers wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Kaylee Meyers, a third-year student at Michigan Technological University, has received one of the nation’s highest accolades for college undergraduates. The biomedical engineering major from Essexville, Michigan (Garber H.S. '17) is the 12th Michigan Tech student to receive the prestigious ...

Michigan Tech Preschool registration opens on Apr. 28

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Preschool will begin accepting registration for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, Apr. 28 at 9 a.m. and is open to all interested families with children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. In accordance with Governor Whitmer's executive order, the preschool registration ...

MTU launches COVID-19 testing

HOUGHTON — Local health care providers trying to get test results for patients who may have COVID-19 have often had to wait up to two weeks to get results back.  Through a lab at Michigan Technological University, the long wait will be a thing of the past.  In a partnership with local ...

MTU student inventions to view and vote for during Design Expo

What do a smart pet door, a lunar trencher, and a portable high-speed surgical drill for underserved populations have in common? They're among the hundreds of life-improving undergraduate student projects on display at Michigan Technological University’s 20th annual — and first virtual — ...

Going mobile: MTU builds mobile unit to sanitize PPE

HOUGHTON — A Michigan Technological University engineering team has been testing a method of sterilizing large batches of personal protective equipment that could start pulling up to hospitals around the country. The Mobile Thermal Unity (MTU) Sanitizer uses a refrigerated shipping container ...

MTU virologist discusses virus differences

HOUGHTON — Influenza and coronaviruses both travel between the infected wrapped in a stolen bit of the previous host cell’s outer, lipid-based layer called an envelope. That layer protects the viruses from harsh environments, and works as a kind of disguise to help them inject themselves ...