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 »

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 »