There are several hotels in Houghton that have offered to block rooms at a reduced rate for symposium attendees.

The Magnuson Franklin Square Inn has rooms for $79.00, single occupancy with $6.00 for each additional guest per room. This rate will be available until March 27, 2014. Call 906-487-1700 for individual reservations and ask for the MTU Tumult & Tragedy block or visit www.houghtonlodging.com and use the group code #802423. The Magnuson is located at 820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931.

The Super 8 has rooms beginning at $62.00, with some canal-view rooms available. This rate will be available until March 28, 2014. Call 877-361-2508 for individual reservations and reference block #85865173. The Super 8 is located at 1200 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.