Montana Tech http://mtpr.org en Backlash growing over upcoming Gianforte commencement at Montana Tech http://mtpr.org/post/backlash-growing-over-upcoming-gianforte-commencement-montana-tech <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Backlash is growing at Montana Tech in Butte over the choice of the school’s commencement speakers this Spring.</span></p><p>Opponents say Right Now Technologies founders Greg and Susan Gianforte promote extreme religious viewpoints and discriminate against homosexuals.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A small group of students and faculty are considering a boycott of the ceremony in mid-May.</span></p><p>Tech is standing by the choice, citing the Gianfortes’ business success and emphasis on getting young people involved with computer science.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:11:47 +0000 Dan Boyce 16830 at http://mtpr.org Backlash growing over upcoming Gianforte commencement at Montana Tech When your lab class is 100 feet underground http://mtpr.org/post/when-your-lab-class-100-feet-underground <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Tech mining engineering junior Krystal Martin and the eight other students in her lab class were taking turns using a heavy, pneumatic, jack-leg drill to bore six foot holes into a solid rock wall last Friday. It&rsquo;s definitely louder than the average college lab course, and rather than crisp, white lab coats, students wear mud-soaked work boots, dust streaked faces and hard hats.</span></p><p>About 22,000 men worked the underground mines of Butte at the city&rsquo;s peak, hauling 20,000 tons of ore back to the surface every day.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:25:47 +0000 Dan Boyce 9394 at http://mtpr.org When your lab class is 100 feet underground Improving native plants on the Butte Hill http://mtpr.org/post/improving-native-plants-butte-hill <p>Montana Tech is spearheading a project that organizers say will improve the quantity and diversity of native plants on the Butte Hill. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:24:09 +0000 Edward O'Brien 4697 at http://mtpr.org Improving native plants on the Butte Hill