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State honors Tech COVID-19 lab

HOUGHTON — The state of Michigan honored Michigan Technological University’s COVID-19 lab to commemorate its one-year anniversary. At Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, State Rep. Greg Markkanen presented Board Chair Brenda Ryan with a tribute commending the lab. In addition to ...

College graduation: MTU hosts campus walk for ‘20, ‘21 grads

HOUGHTON — After two years of commencement ceremonies were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Technological University found a way to honor its graduates in person. Friday afternoon, graduates from 2020 and 2021 donned their cap and gown and participated in a walk through campus. ...

One year later: Tech marks anniversary of COVID lab

HOUGHTON — The benefits of a quick testing turnaround for COVID-19 are obvious: a negative relieves stress, a positive enables quarantining and contact tracing that can limit further spread. In the early days of the pandemic, testing could take more than a week. Early on, Michigan ...

MTU holds second Waste Reduction Drive

HOUGHTON — At least 31,000 items otherwise bound for a landfill were collected for reuse Saturday as part of the second annual Waste Reduction Drive. Members of Michigan Technological University’s Sustainability Demonstration House and other volunteers collected items at Tech’s Student ...

Get ready for Earth day

HOUGHTON — On Apr. 22, the Michigan Tech Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) will be hosting a special Earth Day Dinner at the McNair Dining Hall on Tech’s Campus. This event open only to MTU students and faculty will focus on plant-based diets, healthy composting habits such as ...

A chance to learn: Students visit MTU in internship program

HOUGHTON — A Watersmeet High School student met with professors and college students at Michigan Technological University Tuesday as part of an internship program aimed at promoting Native American interest in STEM fields. “My science teacher actually brought it up in class, and I ...

Open registration for Michigan Tech Preschool

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Preschool began its registration for the 2021-2022 school year on March 9 to all new interested families. Enrollment forms are available on our website. Classes will be offered to children between three to five years old in the mornings or afternoons. Children must be ...

Seigel humbled, honored to be UP Poet Laureate

HOUGHTON — In recent weeks, the country has been introduced to the likes of Amanda Gorman, the national poet laureate, who read poems for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and for the Super Bowl. While he is not expecting to be seen and heard on quite that scale, M. Bartley Seigel is ...

Letters spark controversy over campus climate

HOUGHTON — Members of the campus community related their experience with discrimination locally and at the university during a Michigan Technological University Senate discussion on a recent anti-discrimination resolution and two campus letters from faculty protesting it. Public comment ...

Students celebrate MLK Day

HOUGHTON — In a normal year, university activities for Martin Luther King Day might include a banquet, or reading to elementary students. Though the methods changed because of COVID-19, students still honored him Monday. At Michigan Technological University, students manned booths giving ...

Rozsa presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ from Emmy Award winning Manual Cinema

HOUGHTON — In pandemic times, the arts become even more creative: Direct to your home, the Rozsa Center brings an imaginative Christmas Carol blending innovative storytelling, puppetry, cinema, and live performance. Streaming Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 17 to Dec. 20. The Rozsa Center ...

MTU puts research to work fighting viruses locally, globally

Michigan Technological University researchers pivoted to looking for ways to help fight COVID-19 early in the pandemic. They were able to quickly launch a sample testing lab, design a PPE sanitizer, launch PPE-building programs, and more within the first months. Those research programs and the ...

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 ...