Geoff Trussell had just hired six new fac­ulty, and the 50-​​year-​​old facil­i­ties at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center just weren’t going to cut it.

So the uni­ver­sity built its Nahant campus some brand new ones. Over the last year, walls have been knocked down and built up to turn obso­lete and run­down class­room space into lab­o­ra­to­ries and offices with the latest equip­ment and ameni­ties, as well as new wiring and plumbing, to sup­port the new hires.

This wasn’t cheap — and it wasn’t easy either,” Trussell said with a laugh. He said he wants his new fac­ulty and future hires, of which he’s plan­ning about 14 more, to be able to say, “This is what you gave me? Yes! I love it here!”

The new facility and staff changes will sup­port the university’s aca­d­emic ones. This semester marks the debut of the new doc­torate pro­gram in ecology, evo­lu­tion and marine biology, and the anniver­sary of the Depart­ment of Marine and Envi­ron­mental Science.

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