Seattle Campus Media Coverage

Media Coverage | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Campus View: Rethinking Higher Ed Reform Through Co-ops

by Melanie Dostis

USA Today, September 26, 2013

For the longest time, I had no idea when I would be graduating.

I had no clue what year I was in and at times I wasn’t sure if classes were even part of my plan.

What I do know is that in the gloomy job market college graduates face, I have a chance to avoid the typical employment woes of many grads.

I am part of the co-operative (or “co-op”) education world, an increasingly sought-out solution in higher education to transition students to the workplace. In it, students alternate between the classroom and the workplace.

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Media Coverage | September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Co-​​op Fair Highlights Global Learning Experiences

by Joe O’Connell

news@Northeastern: September 24, 2013

The indoor quad at the Curry Stu­dent Center had an inter­na­tional feel on Thursday night as stu­dents who have recently returned from over­seas co-ops con­vened to share their experiences.

Northeastern’s inau­gural Inter­na­tional Co-op Fair gave about 30 co-op stu­dents the chance to tell their sto­ries to peers con­sid­ering expe­ri­en­tial learning in a for­eign country.

As part of its mis­sion to pre­pare stu­dents for future suc­cess, North­eastern com­bines class­room learning with real-world expe­ri­ence in some 93 coun­tries world­wide. About 300 stu­dents are cur­rently on inter­na­tional co-op, a figure that inter­na­tional co-op director Ketty Rosen­feld expects to grow.

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Media Coverage | August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

What Really Helps in Today’s Job Market

By Elizabeth Gehrman
The Boston Globe: August 11, 2013


Despite some improvement in job growth for recent college grads, many are still trying to adjust to post-Great Recession life. They’re out of work, working part time, or cobbling together some kind of living by walking dogs, cutting lawns, and painting houses while volunteering in their preferred fields and living in their parents’ basements.

But some of those with bachelor’s degrees, both new to the workforce and not, are coming to a perhaps counterintuitive solution: They’re spending more money, not less, banking their futures on further schooling in the form of master’s degrees, professional certificates, and non-matriculating adult education.

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Media Coverage | August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Graduation Rates Among African-American Students on the Rise at Northeastern, Study Says

By Katherine Landergan August 5, 2013

Graduation rates among black students at Northeastern University are on the rise, according to a study by The Education Trust.

According to the report, in the past decade, the graduation rate among African-American students at Northeastern has grown 27.4 percentage points — from 42.1 percent in 2002 to 69.5 percent in 2011. From 2010 to 2011 alone, the graduation rate for blacks rose 4.8 percentage points.

The Education Trust’s mission is to “close the gaps in opportunity and achievement” among low-income families and minorities.

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Media Coverage | August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Coolest Kids on the Block? City Hall Now Has a Ping-Pong table

By sh Keletey

Fifth Avenue Seattle: August 6, 2013

City hall is now sporting the entertaining new attribute of a Ping-Pong table, available for public use, and to put a cherry on top Councilmember Nick Licata and Northeastern University Dean Tayloe Washburn will go head-to-head in the table’s first match.

In a gesture of generosity and partnership, Northeastern University practically donated the Ping-Pong table, paddles, and balls to the city for a humble cost of one dollar. Northeastern is a private non-profit research university that has a campus in South Lake Union, and apparently like to throw down on the green court.

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Media Coverage | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The Seattle Times: Games to keep teenage girls enthralled with math, science

By Katherine Long

The Seattle Times: June 30, 2013

A group of Seattle-area educators and electronic-game developers have started working on a game to keep teenage girls engaged in math and science.

Consider, for a moment, the possibility of a completely addictive electronic game that had a more noble objective than destroying pigs with slingshot-flung birds or traveling through post-apocalyptic wastelands.

What about a game that was geared toward teen girls — a free game that kept them engrossed in math and science, nudging them toward careers in those fields, at that very time in their lives when they start to lose interest?

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Media Coverage | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University – Seattle to host national interactive event building a game for girls to close the gender gap in STEM


Northeastern  University – Seattle to host national interactive event building a game for girls to close the gender gap in STEM 

100+ leaders in tech, games, education and research don their wizard caps to come together Friday, June 28 to kick off GAMES (Girls Advancing in Math Engineering and Science)

Seattle, Wash – June 26, 2013 – What do wizards, academics, non-profits and modern tech gurus have in common? This Friday, June 28 from noon-2pm leaders in game development, education and research will come together at Northeastern University’s South Lake Union campus to take part in an interactive game-based event. This event will formalize a collaborative group to eventually develop a game that engages young girls in STEM.

The event is cohosted by the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) – a non-profit working with a practitioner network serving more than 7 million girls. NGCP shares sponsorship with the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB). The event also includes groups at Northeastern’s Boston and Charlotte campuses who are joining by video.

Media Coverage | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern U. goes Northwest, hunting for master’s degree students

By , Published: May 26

Why has Northeastern University opened two campuses in recent years far from its namesake geographic region?

What would drive a well-regarded school in Boston to open branches in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) and the South (Charlotte, N.C.)?

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Media Coverage | May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Geekwire: UW’s Ed Lazowska: ‘Washington is the ass end of the donkey in just about every aspect of education’

The incredible talent that the University of Washington pumps out every year was on display during Tuesday’s Seattle Tech Meetup, as five startups with UW ties gave five-minute pitches to the crowd at the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

But unfortunately for the state, the UW is one of the few bright spots amidst an otherwise struggling education system with regard to producing tech talent. While Washington ranks fourth in the nation for tech-related companies, the state comes in a disappointing 46th for participation in science and engineering graduate programs.

And that’s exactly why Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the UW, stood at the podium as the final speaker on Tuesday and implored the crowd to start supporting education in Washington. 

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Media Coverage | May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Via Geekwire: Northeastern Univ. CEO: ‘Gaming in Seattle is a submarine industry’

On Tuesday, May 14, Geekwire posted an article highlighting Dean Washburn’s thoughts on the gaming community in Seattle. There are nearly 100 gaming companies in this region that have the potential to forward innovation in areas such as education and healthcare.

The article also highlights the MPS Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design, which will be offered at the Seattle campus in the future.

Read the full article here.

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