Income Inequality in Our Community: The Journey Continues

Picture credit: King County Equity Impact Review  A few months ago, we hosted a speaker series at our Seattle Campus focused on “Reducing the Region’s Income Inequality.”  We heard from public and private sector leaders in a panel that was hosted by Northeastern’s Joanne Goldstein, who recently stepped down as the State of Massachusetts’s Labor Secretary.  Our King County leader on the ... Read More »

Living in the Cloud in Seattle

Picture Credit: PSBJ Big Data 2014 The city of Seattle is often synonymous with clouds. And yes, we have our fair share of dreary cloudy days. But did you know that Seattle is also home to a different type of booming cloud? We’re not talking weather here, but rather cloud computing. The sector is only ten years old and growing ... Read More »

Northeastern in the Northwest: How do we fit in?

From time to time, I am asked, “How does Northeastern University fit in the Pacific Northwest?”  Aside from possible campus confusion (we are the Huskies after all!), it is important to understand the role Northeastern-Seattle plays in Washington State and the Greater Seattle region. Washington State is blessed with many excellent institutions of higher education.  It has 39 community colleges, many of which are ... Read More »

Unique Approach to Graduate Education Yields Great Growth in Computer Science Program

As you may know, we’ve recently expanded our Seattle Graduate campus, to an additional 10,000 square feet of classrooms and collaboration space just a block away from our 401 Terry Ave N. campus. In the coming weeks we will be inviting friends and the community to join us, check out the space, and celebrate the added capacity for education in ... Read More »

What is the student experience like in Online or Hybrid format?

“On-ground” learning is a term that refers to the traditional college campus, where students come to and in many cases reside on campus in dormitories.  That is a great experience, but one that is increasingly not an option for students with jobs or students who cannot afford the high costs associated with living on campus.  In recent decades, schools like Northeastern have ... Read More »

Moving our Health Care Industry from a Disease-based to a Wellness-based Approach

One of the reasons Northeastern University selected the heart of South Lake Union as home for the Seattle campus is due to the transformational innovation underway at many of the companies and research institutes within two miles of our campus. For example, our main campus is housed in the same building as the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB).  Led by Dr. ... Read More »

Why is Northeastern in the Northwest?

Ever since I started in my CEO/Dean role at our Seattle Graduate campus, I have regularly been asked this question.  Our Northeastern title can confuse folks here!  In a recent interview with former KUOW reporter Steve Sher, I talk briefly about why we are here, how we work with the  other great  higher education institutions in the state, and my ... Read More »

Seattle is an Innovation Hub and Needs Smart Graduates!

Two years ago Northeastern was very intentional in choosing the center of the South Lake Union neighborhood as the location for our Seattle Graduate Campus.  Within a mile we have 50+ biotech/biomedical research institutes (see graphic), the Gates Foundation global headquarters, and dozens of innovative technology companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft. Finally, just across the street, the headquarters of Amazon. ... Read More »

Ian Gorton named Director of Computer Science, Northeastern, Seattle

Meeting the Puget Sound’s demand for high quality Computer Science Employees – Northeastern Names Dr. Ian Gorton as the Director of Computer Science at their Seattle Graduate Campus The Greater Seattle region in 2015 has enjoyed the reputation of being the global leader in Big Data and Cloud Computing, with companies like Amazon and Microsoft leading the way.  Other homegrown ... Read More »