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 »

Graduate Students Serve as Consultants to Italian Industries

How do Italian firms incorporate the challenge of sustainability in businesses with both a global and local outlook? Nineteen Northeastern University students from an online course in the Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations program are combining a study-abroad trip and an international consultancy as they seek answers to that question. These graduate students are participating this week in the College ... Read More »

Using speed networking to kick start conversation and connection

In today’s connected world, the strength of your network can be your most vital tool when it comes to seeking a new job. Knowing how to network is an important skill to help you make connections and expand your reach. At Northeastern University-Seattle, we have used speed networking as a way to foster conversation and connections at two recent community ... 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 »

Building relations with China, insights from former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Last week I had the opportunity to hear former Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson talk here in Seattle to a small group. He recently authored a book “Dealing with China An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower” and is, in addition to his government and corporate leadership roles, a long-time conservationist and environmentalist.  As Treasury Secretary, Paulson played a key ... 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 »