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 »

Seattle is an Innovation Hub and Needs Smart Graduates!

Two years ago Northeastern was very intentional in choosing the center of the South Lake Union neighborhood as the location for our Seattle Graduate Campus.  Within a mile we have 50+ biotech/biomedical research institutes (see graphic), the Gates Foundation global headquarters, and dozens of innovative technology companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft. Finally, just across the street, the headquarters of Amazon. ... Read More »

Ian Gorton named Director of Computer Science, Northeastern, Seattle

Meeting the Puget Sound’s demand for high quality Computer Science Employees – Northeastern Names Dr. Ian Gorton as the Director of Computer Science at their Seattle Graduate Campus The Greater Seattle region in 2015 has enjoyed the reputation of being the global leader in Big Data and Cloud Computing, with companies like Amazon and Microsoft leading the way.  Other homegrown ... Read More »

Welcome to the Dean’s Corner from the Dean! 

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I have been privileged to serve as the Founding Dean and Regional CEO of the Northeastern University-Seattle Graduate Campus since 2012. We have grown tremendously in the last few years, and in April will expand to two additional campus locations nearby here in South Lake Union.  It has been an exciting journey so far for Northeastern and me personally.  We ... Read More »

Equity and Inequality

Written by Northeastern University – Seattle’s Dean and CEO, Tayloe Washburn How do we provide equity and opportunity for all citizens in our region? The rapid expansion in the Seattle region’s economy has brought jobs and prosperity for many, but the benefits have been unevenly distributed, both nationally and in this region. These graphs help spell out the problem: Many would agree ... Read More »

Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change

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Finding the job you want in the Seattle region — what’s in the toolbox for finding and getting that job.  How does your company find the employees it needs to prosper? Multiple articles and studies in recent months have highlighted two key facts: 1) there are a lot of unfilled jobs in this region; and 2) many people are trying to land ... Read More »

Building Connections, Maintaining Networks

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One of the reasons Northeastern asked me to serve as the founding Dean and CEO of its Seattle Graduate Campus was because I am fairly well “connected” or “networked” in the Seattle community.  In my earlier roles as the Chair of many civic organizations (Seattle Chamber, Seattle/King County Economic Development Council, Director of Washington Aerospace Partnership) and one of the leaders ... Read More »

GAMES, girls and STEM: fitting it all together

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The GAMES Initiative (Girls Advancing Math, Engineering and Science) enters 2014 with a lot of positive momentum. The three co-founders, – Northeastern University, the Institute for Systems Biology, and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) – are thoroughly behind this initiative. The specific initiative is to launch, by fall 2017, three free, commercial-quality video games that engage middle school girls ... Read More »