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Welcome Week 2015: What to see around the Pacific Northwest

We checked in with Northeastern University-Seattle students, staff and faculty to get the best advice on welcoming you to the forever-green Pacific Northwest! “I love Seattle,” said Yooree Chae, a MS of Bioinformatics student who moved to Seattle from Portland for her program. “I like that it’s a big city with a lot of access to different types of industry.” ... Read More »

Welcome Week 2015: Favorite South Lake Union Spots

Northeastern University-Seattle is located in the heart of the South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood, the rapidly growing technology center of Seattle. As new buildings and restaurants seem to pop up over night, the neighborhood has a lot to offer for students visiting campus. At Wednesday night’s Neighborhood Vendor Fair students will be able to connect with local businesses and services, ... Read More »

“Cradle to Career,” turning research into action

Panelists: King County Executive Dow Constantine, Maud Daudon, President/CEO of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Michelle Barnes, ECE Faculty at Everett Community College and alumna of Northeastern's Doctor of Education program, and Michael Brown, The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Leadership.

A follow-up from yesterday’s “Best Starts for Kids” panel discussion On landing back in Seattle from my summer break, I was excited to get back to our community and our Seattle campus. But I was also excited to host our Speaker Series on Early Childhood Education, and in particular, evaluate a proposed King County levy titled, Best Starts for Kids. ... Read More »

Twitter recap – Speaker Panel: Best Starts for Kids Discussion

A recap of social conversation around the early child development discussion at Northeastern University-Seattle, August 11, 2015. Educators hear Exec at @NU_Seattle on his #BestStarts for Kids initiative. @SeattleChannel http://t.co/BhoBwqfjUe pic.twitter.com/pq9uXHcRET — Dow Constantine (@kcexec) August 11, 2015 Goal: “For every single person in #KingCounty to have the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential.”- @kcexec kicks off #BestStarts Panel ... Read More »

Speaker Panel preview: Doctor of Education alumna discusses importance of early childhood development

“If we want our world to continue, we have to leave it in good hands.” These future leaders that need to be prepared aren’t just the graduating high school seniors or the sixth grade STEM classrooms, but the toddlers still running around in diapers. “We don’t think about children as future leaders until they are in high school then we ... Read More »

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 »