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Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change

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Finding the job you want in the Seattle region — what’s in the toolbox for finding and getting that job.  How does your company find the employees it needs to prosper? Multiple articles and studies in recent months have highlighted two key facts: 1) there are a lot of unfilled jobs in this region; and 2) many people are trying to land ... Read More »

Why Professional Master’s Degrees are the Next Round of Innovation

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With so many people still in debt from their bachelor’s degree, what case is there to make for taking on additional debt for a master’s degree? Sean Gallagher, Northeastern’s Chief Strategy Officer and recent doctoral graduate from the College of Professional Studies Doctor of Education Program, says the need for professional master’s degrees is clear-cut. These are the degrees that are ... Read More »

What’s Wrong With Current Approaches to Urban Sustainability

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Most cities approach sustainability in the wrong way. During a recent review of sustainability projects, I identified more than 220 district-scale projects in 115 cities across North America, ranging from less than half an acre to 1,150 acres. These projects provided a glimpse of the growing importance of sustainability to municipal business issues. An increasing number of cities use sustainability ... Read More »

Why I Chose to Learn Online

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This week, the 2013 Sloan Survey of Online Learning Report was released. The report is informed by responses from over 2,800 U.S. colleges and universities so it provides a fairly comprehensive analysis of the state of online learning. As I was reviewing some of the impressive statistics regarding the number of students taking online courses, I found myself wondering why ... Read More »

GAMES, girls and STEM: fitting it all together

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The GAMES Initiative (Girls Advancing Math, Engineering and Science) enters 2014 with a lot of positive momentum. The three co-founders, – Northeastern University, the Institute for Systems Biology, and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) – are thoroughly behind this initiative. The specific initiative is to launch, by fall 2017, three free, commercial-quality video games that engage middle school girls ... Read More »