The Student Scoop – January 27, 2021

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

News: Dorm life resumes

Pulse: Michigan Tech offers virtual well-being workshops, groups and more
KYCA hosts “Day of Solidarity” for variety of causes

Opinion: Wine under $10 – the good, the bad, and the ugly
The best day to hit the slopes

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HuskyLead: Organizational Finances and Budgeting

Want to feel prepared and ready to present your RSO budgets? Attend this HuskyLead to discuss organizational budgeting and how to prepare a successful budget for your club. Join us in this Virtual HuskyLead at 3 PM on January 28 on Zoom.

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Come sing your heart out at the Winter Carnival Karaoke Night! We will have three large prizes to hand out to participants! This event will take place on the night of all-nighter. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 

Tarot Card Readings

Gain insight into your past, present, and future with a free tarot card reading on Friday, February 12th from 8-10pm! Zoom link will be posted on our Facebook page closer to the event.

36 Hour Teeter Totter for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon will be teeter-tottering for 36 hours during Winter Carnival in order to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Thirty-six hours represents the average lifespan of someone with cystic fibrosis, which is thirty-six years old. We would appreciate any donation that you might be able to provide in order to help those affected by this disease. A small amount can go such a long way! Here is our donation page.

Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community? The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!

Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area. To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.

Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

GSG is thrilled to announce that registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place. It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held on Thursday April 1, and Friday April 2, 2021. The event is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you can improve the presentation. Cash prizes are available for the top 3 places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 PM. Don’t wait, register today:

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 PM on April 1st, 2021. Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held April 2, 5-7 pm, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website at

SDC Pool Hours

Beginning Monday, February 1st, the SDC Pool schedule will change to the following hours:

General Requirements for Entry:
A valid Michigan Tech Student ID, Membership ID or SDC Action Pass 
Complete the COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form (Community Members) or the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Tracking Form (MTU Students/Faculty/Staff) before arriving
Wear face coverings upon entry and throughout the building 
Follow social distancing practices and designated traffic patterns
Members with ID will check-in at desired locations, which includes acknowledgment of no listed symptoms, temperature check and ID tap for verification/timestamp of your visit. 
Action pass holders will stop at the SDC Ticket Office (during business hours) to verify ID, complete contact tracing, get pass punched and receive a single day-use wristband. During Ticket Office non-open hours, patrons should proceed directly to the location for the above steps to be completed. 
Action pass holders also have the opportunity to put the remaining value of their Action Pass towards the purchase of a new SDC membership. 

Operating Procedures:

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at or 906-487-2995

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

For more information and to register for a workshop click here.
For more information about groups click here

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and an opportune time to provide information in order to recognize and prevent stalking, including cyberstalking. Stalking refers to engaging in a menacing course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: fear for their safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Signs of stalking can include unwanted phone calls, messages, letters or emails. People who stalk may also follow their victims or show up at class, work or home without invitations. It may also seem as though the person always knows the location of their victim. The Center for Disease Control reports 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have been victims of stalking at some point in their lives. Though stalking affects millions every year, it is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.
Cyberstalking involves the use of technology such as the internet, social media, or applications used to make someone fear for their safety. It is relatively easy for a cyberstalker to find out information about their victims online. Many of us share our locations, interests, private thoughts and personal photos on social media. A cyber stalker can easily keep tabs on their victim through social media accounts and use the information to harass and threaten their victims. For example, a cyberstalker may utilize Snapchat to find their victim’s location if their GPS is enabled. Cyberstalkers may also send unwanted messages, sometimes hundreds per day, terrorizing their victim and making them fear for their lives.
It is never the victim’s fault if they have been stalked or cyberstalked. There are some things you can do to protect yourself from cyberstalking. It is important to adjust privacy settings on all social media accounts. Only share content you post on social media with those that you trust. Additionally, always log out of applications and social media especially if you use a shared computer. Never share your passwords with anyone.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be a victim of stalking or cyberstalking, act. Don’t ignore it or downplay it. Don’t assume someone else will report. If you are made aware of potential stalking, it is important that any concerns are taken seriously and reported appropriately. Contact your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator, Kirsti Arko. Michigan Tech ensures its faculty, staff and students a safe workplace and educational environment free from discrimination and harassment.
More information on Michigan Tech’s Policies:


  • In case of emergency, dial 911
  • Public Safety and Police Services丨206 MacInnes Drive 丨906-487-2216
  • Michigan Tech Title IX丨 Kirsti Arko丨Admin 306 丨 906-487-3310丨

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