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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 ...

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, ...