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Ford Donates to Women in Engineering Program

Ford Motor Company stopped by the Michigan Tech campus Monday to provide a special donation to the Women in Engineering program. A ceremony was held at the McAllister Welcome Center to celebrate the $10,000 donation to the program. Ford’s Cynthia Hodges was present and she talked about her time at …

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Stolen Vehicle Found in Osceola Township

A vehicle that was reported stolen on Valentine’s Day in Ishpeming has been recovered. Troopers from the Michigan State Police at the Calumet Post say they observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Holiday gas station in Osceola Township after it was closed. Troopers then discovered four juveniles who had …

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UPEC Funding Local Environmental Programs

Three Copper Country Schools are part of several K-12 environmental education projects that will be receiving special grants totaling $4,000 from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition. Among them is Houghton Middle School which will receive equipment and field trips for water quality research with an eye towards impacts from legacy …

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Engineering for Girls at the GLRC

Next week is Engineers Weeks and Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center is holding a special event this Saturday for girls who are interested in engineering. The deadline to register is this Thursday and will be limited to the first 40 girls who sign up. For more information, call 487-3341 …

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Mass-A-Cure Helps Cancer Care

Calumet High School and Aspirus are partnering for the 5th annual Mass-A-Cure benefit for cancer care this week. Funds were raised during last night’s girls basketball game versus Houghton and will continue tonight as the boys hockey team will face Houghton. There will be a jersey silent auction taking place, …

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Dianda Gets Grants for Local Communities

The city of Houghton will be receiving a special grant that will allow them to purchase the Central Houghton Greenspace Nature Area. The $80,000 grant was made possible through legislation brought forward by Representative Scott Dianda that will allocated grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to seven communities …

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Ford to Make Donation to MTU

Later this morning, Ford Motor Company will be presenting a check to Michigan Tech that will be used to help support the Women in Engineering program. Cynthia Hodges, an MTU grad and a WIE alumna, will present a $10,000 check at a ceremony in the McAllister Welcome Center at 11 …

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Beat the Winter Blues

A special event will be held this Saturday to take the winter season off the minds of local women. The Aspirus Houghton clinic is hosting Beat the Winter Blues that will feature fun indoor and outdoor activities. Michigan Tech Dining Services Executive Chef Eric Karvonen will be on hand doing …

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Four-Year Degrees at Community Colleges

Legislation has been reintroduced in Lansing, to open the door for community colleges in Michigan to offer four-year degrees in certain disciplines. Under the proposal introduced in the Michigan Senate, the four year degree could be in programs such as nursing, ski area management and wastewater treatment. Traditional four-year universities …

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Yooper Luge This Weekend

Get your best sled ideas out because this weekend, the legendary Yooper Luge returns to downtown Houghton. This special event almost wasn’t going to happen this year due to the frigid weather conditions but Event Coordinator Susie Landers says she thinks the kids will be able to handle it. She …

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