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Michigan Tech Prof Helps Mighty Mac Gain National Recognition

When the Mackinac Bridge is officially designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark on Aug. 12, no one will be happier than Michigan Technological University’s Tess Ahlborn. “It joined Michigan’s two peninsulas together. It opened up another trade route with Canada. It truly advanced the civil engineering profession,” she says. “And, it’s the Mighty Mac!”

• Also See: A Crown for the Mighty Mac, Michigan Tech Magazine, by Marcia Goodrich

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Tech Team Wins National Honorable Mention for Improved Pit Toilet

We tend to take flush toilets for granted. We see them in our homes, our schools, our workplaces and our entertainment sites, and one is rarely far away when we need it. Water-guzzling flush toilets have without a doubt improved sanitation for us in the United States. However, the humble pit latrine could be an important piece in the puzzle of improving sanitation worldwide.

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State Authorizes Michigan Tech to Seek Construction Bids

The Michigan Legislature’s Joint Capital Outlay Committee meeting in Lansing authorized Michigan Technological University to seek construction bids for its planned Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). “As Michigan moves toward a blue-water economy, this Great Lakes Research Center will play a vital role in helping the state understand and use its freshwater resources,” said Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz. “It is a strategic investment in the future, for the state and for the University.”

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