SEATTLE — With name tags clipped on and Pow­er­Point at the ready, offi­cials from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity invited prospec­tive stu­dents in one night last week for a peek at a new exten­sion campus, 2,500 miles from the school’s home in Boston and about as far north­west as you can get in the lower 48 without swim fins. It is a trend that many col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties have embraced in recent years — remote cam­puses to extend the brand and the flow of tuition checks.

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