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Blog | May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Northeastern University is launching a new graduate campus in Seattle. iStock photo

Northeastern University moves forward with new graduate campus in Seattle

Inno­vating at the cross sec­tion of acad­emia and industry, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is launching a grad­uate campus in Seattle — the second in a series of grad­uate cam­puses that strate­gi­cally align the university’s edu­ca­tional and research strengths with the needs of regional economies nationwide.
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Media Coverage | May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tayloe Washburn takes college post at new Seattle campus

Puget Sound Business Journal, May 4, 2012

Prominent attorney and civic leader Tayloe Washburn has left the Foster Pepper law firm to head a new Seattle branch of Boston’s Northeastern University.

Northeastern plans to offer graduate classes in Seattle later this year in engineering, energy systems, computer science and other fields — with a mission to pump out talent to feed the region’s cutting-edge industries.

Northeastern received license approval this week from the Washington state Higher Education Coordinating Board to become the state’s first private research university.


Media Coverage | May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University to open graduate school this fall, names Seattle attorney as dean

Geekwire, May 4, 2012

Northeastern University is continuing to push forward with its graduate school in Seattle, announcing today that it plans to open this fall. The Boston-based university, which opened a similar branch in Charlotte, North Carolina last year, also tapped Seattle attorney Tayloe Washburn as CEO and dean of the new campus.

Washburn most recently served as senior adviser to Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on the successful effort to secure the Boeing 737 MAX production in the state. Before that, the University of Washington grad served as managing partner with the Seattle law firm of Foster Pepper.

Northeastern announced its plans to open in Seattle last fall, saying at the time that it picked the region because of its strong technology community.