Author: Joe DelNero

A major competitor drives innovation

It can easily be said that Marty Jertson ’02 has an affinity for golf. “My dad got me into it,” Jertson said, having played the sport since he was 7 years old. “Golf was what we would do every weekend.” When he got to Mines, Jertson played golf all four years, finishing third at the RMAC Championships as a senior. After graduating with his mechanical engineering degree in 2002 and a short stint trying to earn his way on the PGA Tour, he accepted a job at PING Golf, a golf equipment manufacturer. Today, Jertson is the director of...

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Invading Cairo: Bringing sport and community to Egypt

Over the past year, Alex Beaman ’14 invaded one of the largest cities in the world. A Mines alumnus with a degree in engineering physics, Beaman stormed Cairo armed with nothing but a 175-gram round, plastic disc, with the intention of bringing ultimate to the city. Played by an estimated 7 million people around the world, ultimate—better known as ultimate Frisbee—is a unique, fast-paced sport that combines the flow of soccer with the aerial passing and catching of football. The object of the game is to score by catching a flying disc in the opposing team’s end zone. The...

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The Oredigger Stands Strong: Mines’ student newspaper encourages students to share their voices and remains a lasting tradition on campus

For nearly a century, The Oredigger has served as the voice of Mines students. Within hundreds of archived volumes, articles explore the history and evolution of the university, its students and its faculty. From the Roaring Twenties, to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, to today’s current events, the student publication has chronicled the dynamic spirit on the Mines campus through the decades. Printed across the masthead of the very first issue of The Oredigger, published March 21, 1921, is “O Miners, when expelled from other habitations, make this thy hangout.” As a publication on a science and engineering...

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