Day: July 8, 2020

Huskies Serve as Virtual K-12 Tutors During the Pandemic

by Kari Henquinet, Pavlis Honors College, Social Sciences

When the COVID-19 pandemic began this spring, it rapidly affected every facet of life, including the lives of K-12 students and families across the country when schools began closing. Schools changed gears to provide virtual and remote education almost overnight, a major challenge for teachers, students and parents alike. At the same time as universities closed, Michigan Tech students also found themselves stuck at home with plenty of their own on-line class work, but still wondering how they could help the community. As Tech students, faculty, and alumni brainstormed and connected with local educators for advice, Tech Tutors — a free, virtual tutoring program for K-12 students — was born.

Fall Career Fair Will Be Virtual

by Beth William, Career Services

Like many areas of campus, Career Services fall events are going to look a little different this year. Due to social distancing on campus, travel restrictions at many recruiting organizations, and the health and safety of our campus community, Career Services will host our fall career fair virtually.

The virtual fair will be held on the platform Career Fair Plus; the same career fair app students have been using for the past 5 years. Career Fair Plus allows students to schedule times to meet with recruiters causing less disruption to their course schedule.

Portage Lake Golf Course Listed as Potential COVID-19 Exposure Site

by University Marketing and Communications

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has listed Michigan Tech’s Portage Lake Golf Course as one of several Houghton County locations that were visited by individuals who later tested positive for COVID-19.

The WUPHD said in a statement that those visiting the locations listed may be at a higher risk for exposure if large crowds were present and masking and social distancing guidelines may not have been consistently followed.

The statement, including the list of potential site exposures, can be found on the WUPHD news site.