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 »

Keeping Northeastern’s Seattle Campus Green

Students learned about campus sustainability and signed the pledge to 'Keep Campus Green' at the Neighborhood Vendor Fair, September 5, 2015.

A new student-driven initiative is underway at Northeastern to eliminate single-use plastic bottles. Alec Stransky, an undergraduate student in Boston, created the “NU Day, Same Bottle” campaign, which asks members of the entire university community to pledge to reduce their use of single-​​use plastic bottles. Read more in the latest News@Northeastern profile. At the Seattle campus, we support the initiative ... 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: Work Hard, Study Smart, Stay Engaged


Wednesday marks the official first day of classes for Fall Term, and for the new students at Northeastern University-Seattle this can mean a change in their routine as they begin to balance graduate level coursework with their daily lives. Yooree Chae, MS in Bioinformatics, said she noticed a difference from her undergraduate experience. “You are expected to know things in ... 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 »

Fall 2015: Dean welcomes new and returning students!

Welcome to Northeastern’s Fall 2015 Term! And for those of you who are new, welcome to Northeastern University-Seattle! You come to a far larger campus and experienced staff and faculty this Fall. We now have three campus locations here in South Lake Union, the hub of Seattle’s innovative tech companies, to accommodate the needs of our growing number of students ... 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 — 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 »