Michigan Tech Ranks 3rd in State in 2018 Best Colleges List

August 31, 2017

Houghton, Michigan – College Factual’s 2018 Best Colleges report ranked Michigan Tech 3rd in Michigan and in the top 20 percent of 1,383 colleges and universities evaluated nationwide.

Michigan Technological University ranked 3rd among 39 Michigan colleges and universities in College Factual’s 2018 Best Colleges list. College Factual is a website that evaluates the quality of education and cost of colleges and universities and the majors they offer.

It also ranked several majors at Michigan Tech in the top 20 percent across the country.  Among those majors, mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics ranked in the top 5 percent; chemical engineering and forestry in the top 6 percent; environmental engineering and computer engineering in the top 15 percent and electrical engineering in the top 20 percent.

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First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus For 2017 Confirmed In Michigan Activity Is High Throughout The State

August 31, 2017

First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus For 2017 Confirmed In Michigan Activity Is High Throughout The State

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services today confirmed the state’s first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2017.  Four cases of WNV have been confirmed; two residents of Montcalm County, and one each from Oakland and Macomb Counties.  Their illness onsets range from August 6-11, and all have been hospitalized with neurologic disease.

“This is an important reminder to stay vigilant and protect against mosquito bites throughout the summer and into the fall,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive at the MDHHS.  “All residents should take steps to prevent bites, such as use repellent and take extra care during peak mosquito-biting hours between dusk and dawn.”

Surveillance for mosquito-borne diseases is being conducted by the MDHHS and Departments of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Read the rest