Day: June 11, 2020

Use Pickup Form to Collect Your Packages from Central Receiving

by Administration

Central Receiving will resume normal operating hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday ( June 15), when Michigan Tech enters Step Two of our Return to Campus plan.

Central Receiving will not be delivering packages because buildings across campus are only open by pre-approved tap access during Phase Two. Instead, we will be arranging for package pickup. If you need to pick up a package, please complete this package pickup form.


The 1,000 Words Project: “SARS-CoV-2: What Kind of Crisis is This?”

by Institute for Policy, Ethics and Culture (IPEC)

All of us in the University community have been deeply submerged into a world dominated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Several months into responding to this health crisis, many parts of our lives have been challenged, disrupted and changed. The shock, dislocation and sometimes despair people feel are often not explicitly health related, but result from encountering aspects of the crisis that, while seemingly peripheral, are actually integral to this new “pandemic culture.” IPEC members have been discussing the reach of this crisis into almost every aspect of our lives and we want to make available to you what is also “in crisis” as seen from our various areas of expertise in policy, ethics, and culture.

To address this, we began the “1,000 words project,” in which we asked IPEC members to explore the nature of the crisis, dislocations and challenges as they see it from their unique perspectives. To date, we have pieces that consider changes to social relations and physical distance, the crisis of resistance to expertise, the challenge of math communication, the impact of science denialism, emerging challenges in marketing, the significance of trust, and the ethical perspectives that guide responses to the crisis.