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2015 RLC: 10 ideas to impact our region’s middle income job retention, growth, training and placement

By: Dean Tayloe Washburn Two weeks ago, The Metropolitan Seattle Chamber hosted the annual Regional Leadership Conference (RLC), a three day retreat with 250 leaders including elected officials, government planners, and corporate, nonprofit and education representatives.  Mary Trimarco, Northeastern’s Business Development Officer in Seattle, and I participated. The RLC in recent years has been very effective in focusing on the Seattle region’s ... Read More »

The best way to build the future is to create it – Northeastern-Seattle hosts Seattle 2035


By: Dean Tayloe Washburn Last week the future was alive and well here at our Seattle graduate campus, where we partnered with Xconomy to host Seattle 2035.  This all-day conference featured 27 of this region’s most pioneering thinkers, inventors and innovators sketching out for the 200 attendees their best thoughts on the advances in Seattle in the next 20 years.  ... Read More »

Seattle 2035 social recap: A day of innovation predictions


Campus was abuzz with a day of conversations and predictions about what next big innovations will shape Seattle in 20 years, as Northeastern University-Seattle hosted Xconomy’s Seattle 2035 Conference on October 30. The conversation continued online with #2035Seattle. Check out an overview of the social timeline and stay tuned for a more in-depth recap from Dean Tayloe Washburn coming soon. Creating ... Read More »

Boston Mayor, City to City delegation visits campus


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the City to City Boston Delegation stopped by our campus during their Seattle trip this week to learn what Northeastern University is up to in the Pacific Northwest! City to City works to identify best practices that achieve social and economic change in urban areas across the globe, and bring those ideas back to Boston. The trip ... Read More »

President Xi Jinping’s Seattle visit, a historic milestone in US-China relations

President Xi Jinping, the leader of the People's Republic of China, gives major policy address last night in Seattle. / Photo by Alabastro Photography.

I met President Richard Nixon, when I was involved in politics back in the 1970s. My wife and I saw the Dalai Lama in the late 1990s, as he was leaving a peace conference in Florence. That was a very momentous experience, as his presence, at least with me, had an instantly powerful and emotional impact. Last night, I was ... Read More »

What will make Washington state the leading region in the world for technology?

Last week I participated in FullConTech, a major event in Seattle hosted by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).  It was ambitious in scope, seeking to identify and develop plans to address what will make Washington state the leading region in the world for technology. Building on the tremendous success the region has already achieved will require real work on many ... Read More »

Welcome Week 2015: Seattle Cultural Quirks

The view from Northeastern University-Seattle's table at the Terry Avenue Farmer's Market.

The Pacific Northwest region has a range of eccentricities and we asked students, faculty and staff what quirks they noticed about living in Seattle. “Seattle is super dog friendly. You see dogs in restaurants and grocery stores, everywhere,” said Laura Iwane, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Advising, who moved to Seattle from New York more than a year ago. ... Read More »

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 »