Category Archives: Business Services

CRT Recycling

CRT Monitor

Michigan Tech IT would like to arrange for a campus-wide Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) equipment recycling effort. A CRT is an older, bulkier type of TV or monitor. This type of equipment isn’t recycled locally, so it takes a little more planning to arrange for it to be removed in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way.

If you have CRT equipment in your department you’d like to recycle, please fill out the Google form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/yY05GMHVdkojN96D3

Once we have a better idea of quantity, we will work with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to choose the best method of removal and provide you with more information on what it will cost the departments.

Please note: Facilities will not pick this equipment up for disposal.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding CRT recycling, please contact IT Help at it-help@mtu.edu or 7-1111.


Efforts to cut down on spam and phishing email

Michigan Tech IT has seen an increase in spam and phishing email enabled by email spoofing—when a user or system sends an email with a forged header so that it appears to be from an @mtu.edu address. We have been working on solutions, and on March 7 a preventative measure will be enabled to help reduce spoofing. After the change is made, email sent from a forged @mtu.edu address will have a much greater chance of being marked as spam.

We recognize there are legitimate tools that include spoofing as a feature (e.g., survey software) and have pre-approved many of the services used on campus that include spoofing as a part of their normal operation. The following will not be impacted by this new tool:

  • Alumni – iModules
  • Qualtrics Surveys
  • Survey Monkey
  • Collegiate Link/Campus Labs
  • EMAS Recruiting software
  • Systems on campus that relay mail through IT-run services

If you use a tool that isn’t listed above, and the email that it sends appears to be from an @mtu.edu address, please contact us so that we can make sure your service isn’t affected. If you have any questions or experience any issues sending legitimate “spoofed” email after March 7, please contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or 7-1111.