Designing the “new school” computer science program

New Campus - 225 Terry Ave

Our growth here at the Seattle campus of Northeastern University continues. In May, we celebrated our first class of graduates. Our continued growth of close to 300 students has fueled our expansion into a new space at 225 Terry, in the Terry-Thomas Building. Our expansion adds an additional 10,000 square feet of classrooms and collaboration space, just blocks from our ... Read More »

Video: Regional leaders come together at Northeastern to explore how we can increase diversity in Puget Sound technology industry

Northeastern hosted Women & Minorities in Tech event

As discussed in recent blog posts, ever since the visit by Rev. Jesse Jackson to the region last December, a growing number of companies, individuals and organizations have come together to figure out practical strategies which will make the Puget Sound region THE region where talented women and minorities with tech skills will want to work and stay. This regional ... Read More »

Rev. Jesse Jackson Returns to Northeastern to Talk About Increasing Diversity in Tech Sector

In my role as a Board member of the Washington Technology Industry Association, where I have served for several years as the Chair of its Workforce Development Committee, we have focused on a range of strategies to address the great need for talented workers, especially ones with computer science skills, in the Puget Sound region.  One of the strategies Northeastern pioneered ... Read More »

Regional efforts to promote diversity in technology move forward with a return visit to Northeastern this week by Rev. Jesse Jackson

In its role as a member of the Puget Sound community, Northeastern-Seattle is dedicated to engaging with a range of issues that are important to this region and its community. In the last 18-24 months, this has encompassed discussions on Income Inequality and Change Agents in Education, meeting the region’s demands for skilled talent, and inspiring middle school girls to pursue ... Read More »

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 »

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 »