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Media Coverage | September 26, 2015 | Comments Off

Founding Dean Tayloe Washburn announces exit

Dean Tayloe Washburn announced that he will be stepping down as Founding Dean of Northeastern University – Seattle at the end of the year.

In the coming months, Northeastern will conduct a nationwide search for a new Dean for the Seattle campus to build on the foundation now in place and take our campus and the student experience to new levels.

Dear students and faculty of Northeastern-Seattle – Tayloe reflects on what the past four years have meant to him in a letter to students and faculty.

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Geekwire – Dean of Northeastern University’s Seattle campus steps down after three years

PSBJ – Why Tayloe Washburn is stepping down as CEO of Seattle’s newest university

Media Coverage | August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern, ALIGN featured as programs filling the tech job gap

Puget Sound Business Journal:

Filling the gap: Tech schools in the area are expanding to help fill all those open jobs

By: Adam Worcester, Contributing Writer

The alarming disparity between Washington state’s 25,000 open tech jobs and the lack of qualified local applicants to fill them has been well-documented.

Read more.

Media Coverage | August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Invest in kids now, not later – Dean’s editorial in PSBJ

The Puget Sound Business Journal ran Dean Tayloe Washburn’s editorial August 7, 2015, “Invest in kids now, not later.

Dean Washburn explains why Best Starts for Kids is an important initiative and sets the stage for the upcoming Speaker Panel discussion on Tuesday, August 11.

Also check out this week’s Dean’s Corner blog with a preview of the panel by Panelist Dr. Michelle Barnes, as she discusses early child development and her experience in Northeastern’s Doctor of Education program: Speaker Panel preview: Doctor of Education alumna discusses importance of early childhood development

Media Coverage | June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Video: Regional leaders come together at Northeastern to explore how we can increase diversity in Puget Sound technology industry

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 effort took a big step forward at the Speaker Series: Women & Minorities in Technology event that took place earlier today at Northeastern. Dr. Carla Brodley, Northeastern’s Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, led a panel of national experts on this topic: Gwen Houston, Microsoft’s General Manager of Global Diversity and Inclusion; Dr. Telle Whitney, CEO of The Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; and Dean C. Garfield, CEO and President of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC).

Read more and view The Seattle Channel’s video of the panel.

Media Coverage | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Media Coverage | April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University expands Seattle campus after huge demand for computer science degrees

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Northeastern University is expanding its Seattle campus.

The Boston-based university, which opened a Seattle branch in 2011, has taken over 10,665 square feet of space in the four-story Terry-Thomas building just one block away from Northeastern’s current location in South Lake Union near the campus.

The university needed the extra room after demand skyrocketed for its computer science program, which has seen a 400 percent increase in enrollment over the past year. The expansion will allow Northeastern to accept more students, who will begin taking classes in the new building this week.
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Media Coverage | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northeastern, other colleges no longer bound by region

By Marcella Bombardieri

The Boston Globe, March 22, 2014

SEATTLE — Across the street from Amazon headquarters, flanked by a prestigious biology institute on one side and a Filipino-Vietnamese food truck on the other, sitsa storefront in a booming biotech enclave of the city. The space is decked in red and white, with modernist lounge chairs and molecule-shaped sculptures suspended from the ceiling.

>> Full article available here

Media Coverage | December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ping Pong Pals

By Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata

Urban Politics, December 13, 2013

There’s a ping pong table now located on City Hall’s Red Room – the space just off the plaza level that has the water jet fountain. About a year ago, I was touring Northeastern University’s new Seattle campus when I came across one of their ping pong tables. I began playing and had such a good time I thought it would be worth sharing with the public. I asked the University to consider selling the City one of their ping pong tables for a dollar. And, to my surprise, they said yes!

The idea was to allow anyone to play and now they can by signing up at the security desk on the main floor of City Hall. They’ll even be provided paddles and balls if needed.

Tayloe and Nick Ping Pong Crowd 8-7-13

Stephanie Pure used to be a legislative aide to former Councilmember Peter Stenbrueck and now serves as Senior Director of Business and Community Relations at Northeastern. Stephanie was instrumental in persuading Northeastern to sell us the ping pong table.

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Media Coverage | November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Partnership Explores Online Learning That Learns With You

By Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Sacramento Bee, November 25, 2013

BOSTON and SEATTLE, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Whether teaching six students or 600, what if an instructor could adapt his or her class to meet the needs of every individual by utilizing a new online learning technology?

That’s the goal of a new collaborative effort between Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, Shoreline Community College, and CogBooks Ltd., funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Called the Adaptive Learning Market Acceleration Program, this program will guide and inform the approach to online classes at Northeastern and Shoreline using technology developed by CogBooks, a leading adaptive learning platform. Adaptive learning technologies hold the promise of transforming online education by making the student the center of the learning experience. In this form of teaching, course content is modified by software to adapt to an individual student’s pace and learning, to fit his or her demonstrated needs.

>> Read the full article here 

Media Coverage | October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University Opens New Seattle Satellite Campus

Collin Tong, Crosscut News

University Outlook, October 2013 

In a state that lags far behind the rest of the nation in the production of science and engineering graduates, Northeastern University’s entry into Washington’s higher education marketplace should be welcome news. However, some in the field worry that the Boston-based school’s arrival might give Washingtonians a false sense of security about the future of higher education.

The private research university opened its Seattle satellite campus last January in South Lake Union. The campus occupies a sleek warren of offices nestled in a building it shares with the Institute for Systems Biology. (ISB’s President is former University of Washington Professor of Molecular Biotechnology Leroy Hood.)

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