Text: H.Res.1564 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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H. Res. 1564

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                    September 14, 2010.
Whereas Michigan Technological University located in Houghton, Michigan, on the 
        beautiful shores of Lake Superior on the spectacular Keweenaw Peninsula 
        is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2010;
Whereas Michigan Technological University was first chartered as the Michigan 
        School of Mines in 1885;
Whereas due to the significant and growing contribution to the State of Michigan 
        and the Nation, the school was renamed the Michigan College of Mining 
        and Technology with the added responsibility ``to promote the welfare of 
        the industries of the State'' in 1927;
Whereas the college continued its exceptional educational mission;
Whereas in 1963, the new constitution of the State of Michigan included the 
        renaming to the Michigan College of Science and Technology and in 1964, 
        with the present designation of Michigan Technological University with 
        the continued responsibility of promoting the welfare of the industries 
        of the State of Michigan;
Whereas in 1990, Michigan Technological University's A.E. Seaman Mineralogical 
        Museum was designated as the official ``mineralogical museum'' of 
        Michigan with the second largest holdings of any university 
        mineralogical museum in the Nation;
Whereas Michigan Technological University's mission is to create the future with 
        the vision of continued growth as a premier technological research 
        university of international stature, delivering education, new 
        knowledge, and innovation for the needs of the world;
Whereas today, Michigan Technological University now hosts more than 7,000 
        students who pursue baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees;
Whereas Michigan Technological University is nationally ranked as a high 
        research university by the Carnegie Foundation, with research 
        expenditures of some $55,000,000 annually doing world class cutting edge 
        basic and exceptional applied research;
Whereas Michigan Technological University provides an exceptionally high quality 
        of education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 
        fields, graduating 83 percent of students in those disciplines from 
        across the State, Nation, and around the world;
Whereas the State of Michigan and the Nation benefit from the influx of such 
        outstanding graduates for the purpose of economic development, 
        innovation, and entrepreneurship;
Whereas Michigan Technological University's athletic programs are highly 
        successful competitively as well as academically;
Whereas Michigan Technological University's student athletes are consistently 
        among the top in the Nation with the highest grade point averages, while 
        simultaneously performing exceptionally well in their respective sports 
        led by the successes of the women's basketball team, which for the last 
        two years has been in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, underscoring the 
        importance of being student athletes; and
Whereas 2010 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Michigan 
        Technological University: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors the students, alumni, 
faculty, staff, and board of control of Michigan Technological University on its 
125th anniversary and commends the institution's status as a leading public 
university that excels in high quality education, research, and quality of life 
for students and the contributions to the State of Michigan, the Nation, and 
society with the exceptional graduates that will create the future.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.