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Community celebrates new campus expansion

New Campus Celebration

Northeastern University–Seattle invited friends, neighbors and members of the global Northeastern network to raise a toast and celebrate the recent expansion of the South Lake Union campus. Northeastern President Joseph Aoun, new Provost Jim Bean and esteemed faculty including, Dr. Ian Gorton, Alessandro Vespignani, Mike Kuntz and Vanessa Villavicencio, joined in the celebration. “The Seattle campus is a knowledge hub ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Equity and Inequality

Written by Northeastern University – Seattle’s Dean and CEO, Tayloe Washburn How do we provide equity and opportunity for all citizens in our region? The rapid expansion in the Seattle region’s economy has brought jobs and prosperity for many, but the benefits have been unevenly distributed, both nationally and in this region. These graphs help spell out the problem: Many would agree ... Read More »

Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change


Finding the job you want in the Seattle region — what’s in the toolbox for finding and getting that job.  How does your company find the employees it needs to prosper? Multiple articles and studies in recent months have highlighted two key facts: 1) there are a lot of unfilled jobs in this region; and 2) many people are trying to land ... Read More »