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Northeastern University (NEU or, officially, NU), is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern has six colleges and offers 65 undergraduate majors. [3] At the graduate level, the University offers more than 125 programs and awards masters, doctoral, and professional degrees in law and business. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. [4] The University is the home of more than 35 specialized research and education centers. Northeastern is classified as a RU/H Research Extensive institution (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching.[5] Northeastern’s faculty members have garnered national and international recognition for their achievements in teaching and research. Several Guggenheim Fellows are currently or have been previously associated with the University. Also counted among Northeastern’s distinguished faculty are a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" winner and a former NASA Astronaut. Northeastern’s innovative Cooperative Education (co-op) program was one of the first of its kind in the world. Through the coop program, students complete eight semesters of full-time study and up to three semesters of paid full-time work. In 2003, U.S. News ranked Northeastern #1 for Best Co-ops/Internships. The university has a large selection of corporate and non-profit co-op partners both in the United States and abroad. Employers include top ranked international law firms, banks, and corporations and many of the Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Disney, and Procter & Gamble. Participating students receive the undergraduate degree in five years. A four year option is also available for most majors with fewer co-ops. Northeastern was ranked, back to back in 2008 and 2009, #1 by the Princeton Review for "Best Internships/Career Services."[6] Northeastern’s current 70+-acre award winning campus [7] is located in the Fenway


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Cultural District of Boston.[8] In 2007, the Princeton Review rated Northeastern as one of the top colleges in the Northeast.[9] Northeastern ranked No. 4 in Forbes Magazine as one of "America’s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses."[10] The School of Architecture was ranked #12 by the Key Institute National Rankings.[11]

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Following World War II, Northeastern began admitting women, and in the boom of post-war college-bound students, Northeastern created a College of Education (1953), University College (now called the School of Professional & Continuing Studies) (1960), College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing (1964). The College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing were subsequently combined into the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Northeastern also added the College of Criminal Justice (1967) and College of Computer Science (1982), which has since been renamed the College of Computer and Information Science. Similar to a number of urban universities, Northeastern began as a commuter school with many part-time and evening students, and by the early 1980s had grown to 60,000 enrollees. In the 1990s, the University reduced the number of enrolled students in order to become a "smaller, better" university and began building more residence halls on campus. It cut its freshman class size from around 4500 students to 2800 students. From 1996 to 2006, President Richard Freeland led an institutional change: average SAT scores increased more than 200 points, retention rates rose dramatically, and applications doubled. President Freeland oversaw Northeastern’s largest expansion ever, opening $455 million in new facilities, including residence halls, academic and research facilities, and new athletic centers. The institution also become substantially more selective, leading to a more academically talented student body.


Northeastern’s historic Ell Hall on Huntington Avenue Northeastern was established in 1898 as the "Evening Institute for Younger Men" at the Boylston Street YMCA.[12] The Institute catered to the needs of the rapidly growing immigrant population in Boston. Within a few years of its formation, it offered classes in law, engineering and finance. In 1909 the school began offering day classes and it moved to a new location on Huntington Avenue in 1913. The school was officially organized as a college in 1916 and in 1922 it was renamed "Northeastern University of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Association." In a period of rapid campus expansion, the University purchased the Huntington Avenue Grounds (former Boston Red Sox ballpark) in 1929, but did not build on the land due to financial constraints during The Great Depression. In 1935, the College of Liberal Arts was added to Northeastern, and the University’s name was simplified to "Northeastern University." In 1937 The Northeastern University Corporation was established, creating a board of trustees made up of 31 members of the NU Corporation and 8 members of the YMCA. In 1948 Northeastern separated itself completely from the YMCA.

Robert J. Shillman Hall constructed in 1995 During the transition, students experienced a re-organization of the co-operative education system to better integrate


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classroom learning with workplace experience. The University also switched its fulltime undergraduate and graduate programs to a new academic calendar comprising two traditional semesters and two summer "minimesters", replacing the four-quarter system. This new calendar allowed students to delve more deeply into their academic courses and to experience longer, more substantive co-op placements. Throughout the transformation, President Freeland’s oft-repeated goal was to crack the Top 100 of the U.S. News rankings, which was accomplished in the final year of his presidency when Northeastern was ranked 98th. With this goal accomplished and the transformation from commuting school to national research university complete, he stepped down from the presidency on August 15, 2006. His successor is Dr. Joseph Aoun, formerly a dean at USC.[13] Since coming into office in the fall of 2006, President Aoun has implemented a decentralized management model, giving the academic deans of the university more control over their own budgets, faculty hiring decisions, and fundraising. He has led the development and implementation of a new Academic Plan and an updated mission statement. Aoun has also placed more emphasis on improving town relations by reaching out to leaders of the communities surrounding the university.[14] In addition, Aoun has created more academic partnerships with other institutions in the Boston area including Tufts, Hebrew College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. More information on Northeastern’s history can be found on the President’s website, [13].

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• Richard M. Freeland (1996-2006, West Campus) • Joseph Aoun (2006-Present)

For the fall 2008 entering class, the University received close to 36,000 applications for 2,800 seats in the freshman class, an increase of 32 percent from the previous year. Northeastern ranks fourth (after NYU, Boston University, and USC) among private American universities in the number of applications it receives annually. Barrons College Guides rates admission to Northeastern University as "highly competitive."[15] The middle 50% of admitted students for the 2008 school year had a GPA of 3.6-4.1 and the middle 50% had SAT scores between 1770-2030. Admission into the Honors, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, Nursing, Neuroscience, and International Business programs are especially competitive.

Northeastern offers undergraduate majors in 65 departments. At the graduate level, students can choose from more than 125 programs, ranging from doctoral and master’s programs to graduate certificates. Academics at Northeastern is grounded in the integration of rigorous classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities, including cooperative education, student research, service learning, and global experience. The university’s cooperative education program places about 5,000 students annually with more than 2,500 co-op employers in Boston, across the United States, and around the globe.

Presidents of Northeastern (with years of tenure and campus buildings named in their honor): • Frank Palmer Speare (1898-1940, Speare Hall residence hall) • Carl Stephens Ell (1940-1959, Ell Hall and the former Ell Student Center, now the Curry Student Center) • Asa S. Knowles (1959-1975, Knowles Hall law school building) • Kenneth G. Ryder (1975-1989, Ryder Hall arts and humanities classroom building) • John A. Curry (1989-1996, Curry Student Center)

Colleges and schools
Colleges listed including schools and degrees offered • Bouvé College of Health Sciences (BS, MS, Pharm.D, Ph.D) • The School of Health Professions (BS, MS, MPH, DPT, Au.D), • The School of Nursing (BS, MS, Ph.D.) • The School of Pharmacy (Pharm.D, MS, Ph.D) • The College of Arts and Sciences (BA, BS, MS, MA, Ph.D.)


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• The School of Architecture (BS, M.Arch.) • The School of Journalism (BS, MS) • The School of Social Science, Urban Affairs, and Public Policy The College of Business Administration (BSBA, BSIB (International Business)) • The Graduate School of Business Administration (MSF, MSA, EMBA, MBA) The College of Computer and Information Science (BA, BS, MS, Ph.D.) The College of Criminal Justice (BS, MS, Ph.D.) The College of Engineering (BS) • The Graduate School of Engineering (MS, Ph.D.) • The School of Engineering Technology (BS) The School of Law (J.D.) The College of Professional Studies (AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, M.Ed, Ed.D., Ph.D.) The School of Technological Entrepreneurship (MS)

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Pre-Med Program
Northeastern has a strong Premed Program. The university recently partnered with Tufts University School of Medicine to create an early acceptance BA/MD Program.[18] Northeastern’s campus is just a few blocks from the Longwood Medical and Academic Area where Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine are located and world class teaching hospitals such as Dana Farber, Children’s Hospital Boston, New England Baptist Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. These institutions provide NU pre-med students with unparalleled internship opportunities. Boston is also home to a burgeoning biotechnology industry. Well known companies such as Boston Scientific, Biogen, Novartis, and Genzyme also provide an avenue for pre-med research internships.


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Study abroad
Northeastern has semester-long study abroad programs with placements around the globe in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Some participating schools include: University of Edinburgh, Scotland; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of Cambridge and London School of Economics, England; University of Auckland, New Zealand; Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Obirin University, Japan; and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile and also Antarctica[19] Northeastern’s International Business program is a fully integrated member of the International Partnership of Business Schools. Through this program International Business students have the opportunity to be awarded a dual-degree from Northeastern University as well as from a leading sister school in Europe or Mexico. Northeastern also has the notable Dialogues of Civilizations program, which features dozens of one month-long programs (usually taking place in the summer) where a faculty member will lead a group of students in the country of their choice. A sort of "mini" study abroad, each program has an area of focus - for example, the Geneva program focuses on small arms and multilateral negotiations while the South Africa program is based in non-governmental organizations. This program differs from traditional study abroad in that it involves a series of meetings and discussions between students and local

Honors Program
The University Honors Program targets strong and engaged students and offers them an enhanced curriculum. Starting with the First Year Reading Project and moving on to participating in a wide-range of course offerings during the undergraduate years, the program allows students to engage in a variety of academic choices. The culminating experience is advanced specialty work in a major field through college-specific choices including specialized advanced honors seminars or an independent research project. In addition, the Honors Program is committed to a first year Living - Learning Community housed in West Village F[16] and Kennedy Hall. Starting in Fall 2009, however, Honors housing will be located in the University’s new building, Parcel 18.

Senior Capstone
The Senior Capstone is an advanced level course related to the student’s major. The course requires the student to integrate what they have learned through their academic coursework and their experiential learning experience (co-op, research, study abroad, service learning).[17]


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government leaders, community organizations, and their peers. It is meant to be a communicative experience and an exchange of ideas and cultures. It is open to all majors and all years, and is the most popular study abroad option at Northeastern. Recently, the school has also been emphasizing co-op abroad, in an effort to make the school more international and experience driven.

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for Undergraduates [22], Honors Research, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program,[23] and Provost’s Office research grants[24]. In FY 2007, annual external research funding exceeded $78 million. [25] In 2002, Northeastern’s Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems was designated an NSF Engineering Research Center. In 2004, Northeastern was one of six institutions to be selected by the National Science Foundation as a center for research in nanotechnology.

Research Centers and Institutes at Northeastern include:[20] • Advanced Scientific Computation Center • Antimicrobial Discovery Center • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis • Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems • Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict • Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing • Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing • Center for Community Health • Center for Microcontamination Control • Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine • Center for the Study of Sport in Society • Center for Urban Environmental Studies • Center for Urban and Regional Policy • Center for Work and Learning • Domestic Violence Institute • Electronic Materials Research Institute • Institute for Complex Scientific Software • Institute for Global Innovation Management • Institute for Information Assurance • Institute for Security and Public Policy in Criminal Justice • Institute on Race and Justice • Institute on Urban Health Research • Marine Science Center • National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Healthcare • New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute • Public Health Advocacy Institute • STEM Education Center The university also provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in research through the Center for Experiential Education,[21] CenSSIS Research Experience

Many of Northeastern’s 1,330 full-time and part-time faculty members have garnered national and international acclaim for their achievements in teaching and research, with particular strength in interdisciplinary scholarship. Northeastern faculty members direct more than 35 research and education centers, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center, an NSF Nanomanufacturing Center, and two NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship programs. As part of Northeastern’s five-year, $75 million Academic Investment Plan[26], the University is enhancing its academic programs in three areas: undergraduate education, core graduate professional programs and centers of research excellence. The cornerstone of the Academic Investment Plan is the expansion of University faculty by 100 tenured and tenure-track professors between 2004 and 2009. This plan was recently expanded to provide for the hiring of an additional 50 tenure and tenure-track faculty in interdisciplinary fields, expanding the total to 150 new faculty hires.[27]

Co-op/Internship Program
With over 2,500 national and international employers, Northeastern has one of the largest co-op/internship programs in the world.[28] Started in 1909, NU’s co-op program is one of the oldest in the nation. In the co-op program, students alternate periods of academic study with periods of paid professional employment related to their major. Most majors offer a four-year graduation option with fewer co-op placements, but the five year program is more popular with students. The co-op program typically starts sophomore year (after a traditional freshman year).


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Co-op placements range from small dynamic start-up companies to large multinational companies with thousands of employees, including Fortune 500 corporations such as Microsoft, EMC, Disney, Sony, and Raytheon and many other well known companies and investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments. The program also places students with government agencies, branches of government, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations. Northeastern students can be found interning in the United States Congress, the White House, United Nations, and at NASA. Student placements usually last six months, and are mostly paid. Unlike some coop programs, Northeastern students do not pay tuition during periods of employment. Students may live in the university residence halls on campus during periods of co-op employment (room and board is charged). The university currently leases housing for students co-oping in New York City and Washington, D.C. The university’s Co-op Connections office also helps students find suitable housing in other American cities and internationally. By sampling different work environments and varied types of positions, students gain valuable insight into the type of career they want to pursue before committing to a postgraduation position. The typical Northeastern student will graduate with three co-op placements under their belt, an impressive resume, and a list of contacts, giving Northeastern graduates an edge in the job market over graduates from most other schools. Many Northeastern students accept a permanent position from one of their former coop employers. Those students who do not accept a permanent position typically head directly to graduate or professional school. Northeastern University is also a partner with the Boston Youth Fund, which is run by the Boston Youth council and provides summer job and enrichment placement for the City of Boston.

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ranked schools on this characteristic) (2003) • Also in 2003, Northeastern’s career services department was awarded top honors by Kaplan Newsweek’s "Unofficial Insiders Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges and Universities." • 1st for "Best Internships/Career Services" (Princeton Review) (2008) • 96th on the list of "Top National Universities" (US News and World Report’s list of hundreds of universities across the nation) (2009)[29] • 60th on the list of "Best Engineering Graduate Schools" (US News and World Report) (2009)[30] • 61st on the list of "Best Computer Science Graduate Schools" (US News and World Report) (2009)[31] • 13th on the list of "Best Graduate Schools 2009" for Computer Science, Programming Languages specialty (US News) (2008)[32] • 4th as one of "America’s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses" (Forbes Magazine) [33] • Northeastern is also listed among 25 “Cutting-Edge Schools” in the 2008 edition of “You Are Here,” a college guide by Kaplan Publishing. • High Technology MBA program - 1st in a "Top Techno MBA Survey" released by ComputerWorld Magazine.[34] • Graduate School of Engineering - ranked in the top 50 according to US News (2007) • Oceanography program - 26th in the nation by the National Research Council • Criminology program - ranked in the top 14 by US News • Architecture program - 12th in the nation in terms of research by (2007) • School of Law - 1st in public interest law by the American Bar Association [35]. The law school was also ranked first in the same catetgory by the National Jurist and preLaw Magazine. [36] • Physician Assistant program - 17th in the nation by US News • College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) - named as one of the top 10 innovative "IT Schools to Watch" by Computerworld magazine (2008) College of Business Administration (undergraduate business school)

Northeastern is one of the fastest rising schools in the U.S. News rankings. Since 2001, Northeastern has moved up 54 spots in the rankings. • 1st for Best Co-ops/Internships (the only time that US News and World Report


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• 26th in the nation (Business Week) (2007) • 1st in internships according to (Business Week) (2007) • 15th for international business (US News) (2007) [37] • 24th in the U.S. in entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review) (2007) [38] Graduate School of Business Administration EMBA program • Ranked in the top 50 in the nation by the Financial Times • 21st in the nation by US News • In addition, Northeastern undergrad business school students have dominated case competitions against other Boston area business schools winning 10 of the last 13 Business School Beanpot competitions.

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edge of Northeastern University’s campus, it is home to the Northeastern Huskies men’s and women’s hockey teams, and men’s basketball team as well as the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s men’s hockey team. The arena is named after George J. Matthews and his wife, the late Hope M. Matthews. Matthews is the former Chair of the Northeastern University Board of Trustees. The arena is the original home of the NHL Boston Bruins, the NBA Boston Celtics and the WHA New England Whalers (now the NHL Carolina Hurricanes). It has hosted all or part of the America East Conference men’s basketball tournament a total of seven times and hosted the 1960 Frozen Four. The arena also served as the original home to the annual Beanpot (Ice Hockey) tournament between Boston’s four major college hockey programs.

Northeastern is located in Boston’s Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods adjacent to Huntington Avenue near the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. The area is also known as the Fenway Cultural District.[8] Although located in the heart of Boston, the NU campus is still filled with trees, flowers, and grassy fields. Since the late 1990’s, Northeastern has been considered a model of design for urban universities and has twice won the “most beautiful new or renovated exterior space” award (presented by the American Institute of Architects) in 2001 and 2004.

Marino Recreation Center
Marino Center is one of the largest, state-ofart exercise facilities in the city of Boston. On the first floor, the atrium gives students, faculty, and staff a relaxed place to socialize. Two cafés, a food market and ATM machines are available. The Campus Recreation Office is located on this floor, as well as the Women’s and Men’s locker rooms. Each house 400 lockers and a sauna. The second floor includes a student exercise area including stairclimbers, treadmills, upright and recumbent exercise bikes, crosscountry ski machines, elliptical climbers, and a Treadwall that simuates rockclimbing. A 3,800 square feet (350 m2) multipurpose room is used for aerobics classes and martial arts clubs. The gymnasium consists of three basketball courts that can also be used for volleyball, badminton, roller hockey, and futsal. On the third floor, a state-of-the-art resistance training area contains 42 free-weight stations and 40 pieces of selectorized weight machines. There is also a fully-equipped free weight room. A three-lane suspended track is available for either walking or jogging, and rowing ergometers are available for use.

Matthews Arena

Matthews Arena Opened in 1910 and widely known as the Boston Arena, Matthews Arena is the world’s oldest ice hockey arena. Located on the east

Library facilities
The NU Libraries include the Snell Library, the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute Library, and the library at the NU Marine Science Center in Nahant,


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Massachusetts. The NU School of Law Library is separately administered by the NU School of Law. Snell Library, the largest library in Boston, opened in 1990 at a cost of $35 million and contains 1.3 million volumes. The Digital Media Design Studio within the library is a collaborative and interdisciplinary learning environment for creating course-related multimedia presentations, projects and portfolios. Snell is home to the Favat Collection, a comprehensive and current collection of children’s literature and K-12 curriculum resources, instructional materials, and related information to support courses offered by the NU School of Education for the practice of teaching. Snell contains three computer labs operated by NU Information Services. The InfoCommons and InfoCommons II are labs available to all NU students, faculty, and staff. The other lab is used as a teaching lab. Wireless internet access is available. The NU Libraries received federal depository designation in 1962 under the sponsorship of Massachusetts Congressman John W. McCormack. As a selective depository, the Libraries receive forty-five percent of the federal publication series available to depository libraries. The Snell Library is also home to the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections department, which includes the Benjamin LaGuer papers collection. The Special Collections focus on records of Bostonarea community-based organizations that are concerned with social justice issues.[39].

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The West Village complex includes eight beautifully designed buildings serving mainly as residence halls and classrooms. • (opened 1999): Residence Hall (two sections, West Village A North and South). • (opened 2001): Residence Hall. • (opened 2001): Residence Hall (several floors for upperclassmen honors students) and one classroom used by the Registrar during the day for classes and for hall activities in the evening. • (opened 2002): classrooms, laboratories, and Admissions Visitor Center. • (opened 2002): Residence Hall. • (opened 2004): Residence Hall and several classrooms. • (opened 2004): Residence Hall. Open to students who are over the age of 21 (exemption lifted during Summer terms, when open). New home of the College of Computer and Information Science (several classrooms, offices and computer labs). • (opened 2006): Residence Hall for freshman honors students, Honors Program office, classrooms, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute. Buildings I and J are under construction at the intersection of Tremont St and Ruggles St. The plans for Building K, a 22-story high rise housing 600 beds, have been suspended indefinitely as a result of the troubled economy.[40]

South Campus (Columbus Avenue)
Northeastern University’s southernmost section of campus is located along Columbus Avenue in Roxbury, parallel to the Orange line. The University expanded south into Roxbury at the same time as they were building West Village. In 2001, Davenport Commons was opened, providing 585 students housing in two new, state-of-the-art residence halls while 75 families representing a range of incomes have been able to purchase a condo or townhouse at or below Boston’s market value. Davenport Commons also created more than 2,000 square feet (190 m2) of commercial space on Tremont Street and has received an enthusiastic response from city residents, students and its occupants.[41] During the summer of 2006, Northeastern University proposed a new residence hall further away from the main campus at the

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West Village A North or "High Rise"


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corner of Tremont Street and Ruggles Street. The building was approved by the city in January 2007. Construction on the building, which is located on land known as Parcel-18, began in late February 2007. The building is expected to open in the Fall of 2009 and will be a total of 22 stories tall. The following buildings make up the South Campus, with their respective opening dates: Residential buildings • Davenport Commons A - 2000 • Davenport Commons B - 2000 • 780 Columbus Avenue - 2001 • 10 Coventry - 2005 Administrative buildings • Columbus Place (716 Columbus Ave) 1997 • Renaissance Park (1135 Tremont St) Athletic buildings • Badger and Rosen Facility (Squashbusters) - 2003 Parking lots • Renaissance Parking Garage (public) • Columbus Parking Lot (faculty/staff) • Columbus Parking Garage (faculty/staff/ students) • Columbus Place Lot (faculty/staff/ students)

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The Northeastern University Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency with full powers of arrest on university property or property used by Northeastern students and faculty. The campus is one block from the Boston Police Department’s Headquarters. A 2008 Reader’s Digest survey ranked NU as the second safest school in the United States after Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.[42] [43]

Public transportation
Boston’s public transportation system (MBTA) runs through the Northeastern campus. The Green Line T stop (Northeastern) is in front of the Marino Center, running through campus along Huntington Ave. The Orange Line T stop (Ruggles) is behind Snell Library and next to West Village F. The Ruggles T stop also connects to commuter rail trains, allowing travel outside the city of Boston. Other "T" stops are closer to further outlying areas of the growing campus, such as the Green Line’s Museum of Fine Arts [MFA] stop being closest to the West Village residences, and the Symphony stop, also on the Green Line, being closest to Matthews Arena. The Mass Ave. stop on the Orange Line is also near Matthews, as well as being equidistant from the main buildings in the South Campus.

Dodge Hall
Dodge Hall is mainly used for Northeastern’s business programs (Before Snell Library opened in 1990, Dodge Hall served as the university’s main library). Dodge Hall has five floors. The basement houses a computer lab and is connected to the university’s large network of underground tunnels, which connects many buildings. Classrooms and a lounge area occupy the first floor. The Undergraduate School of Business Administration office is on the second floor. The Graduate School of Business Administration [14] office is on the third floor. The School of Professional Accounting office is on the fourth floor.

Campus development background
Northeastern’s campus is mostly located along Huntington Avenue in an area known as the "Fenway Cultural District" which is part of Boston’s Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods. Other notable institutions in the district include: the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Symphony Hall, the Huntington Theater, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, Christian Science Center, Mary Baker Eddy Library and Harvard School of Public Health. Northeastern’s campus is something of an urban oddity; despite its location in central Boston, Northeastern is home to a remarkable amount of green open space and quads.[44] A site master planning competition awarded a multi-million dollar contract to revive and rejuvenate the campus and the process was started in 1988 with the creation of the

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new Northeastern Quad and Mt Ryder. A small oval of land centrally located at the campus main entrance was refurbished by the donations of the graduating class of 1989. What was once a concrete square, outside of the library and student center, was transformed with brick pavers and granite curb stones, in a scalloped design that would eliminate all square corners, a concept developed by the outgoing class of 1989 in a “Northeastern News” poll and suggestion to the President Box that was presented to the board of Trustees in March 1988. The “No Corners” campaign kicked off with a fund raiser at the Ell Student Center on Parents weekend in October 1988. The later selection of a nationally recognized green space landscape architect in 1990 started a renewal plan that continues today. Since the late 1990’s Northeastern has been considered a model of design for an urban university and has been twice won the “most beautiful new or renovated exterior space” award presented by the American Institute of Architects in 2001 and again in 2004. In 2008, West Village Building F was recognized in American Institute of Architects New England 2008 Merit Awards for Design Excellence.[45] In 2003, Northeastern was awarded the prestigious gold medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. A unique feature of the University is its well-traveled network of underground tunnels that link 13 major campus buildings for easier travel during inclement weather. However, due to city regulations preventing expansion of the tunnels under major city streets and underground rivers under the campus, the tunnels primarily service the buildings on the university’s early campus space (i.e., buildings developed during the 1980s through the present are not served by the tunnel system).

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organize activities for Northeastern students as well as the surrounding community.

Awards and recognition
• In 2002, the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems was designated an Engineering Research Center by the National Science Foundation. • Since 2002, Northeastern has received three major awards for design excellence including the 2005 Harleston Parker Medal from the Boston Society of Architects. • In 2004, Northeastern was one of six institutions to be selected by the National Science Foundation as an engineering research center in nanotechnology.

Northeastern University in popular culture
An article in WIRED magazine issue April 2008, "Eureka! Epic Moments in Tech", a portrait on great technological achievements, shows a picture of Kennedy Hall, Northeastern University and an explanation of the founding of Napster, a peer-to-peer file sharing network founded by Shawn Fanning, a former student at Northeastern University.[46] In the 2003 remake of the movie, The Italian Job, Lyle (played by Seth Green), is revealed to be a Northeastern University alumnus who claims to be the original inventor of music file sharing program Napster. Shawn Fanning makes a brief appearance in the film and plays the role of himself.[47] In the sixth season of the sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, episode 11, Raymond’s father (played by Peter Boyle) holds for ransom a game-winning football from a Hofstra-Northeastern match.[48] In the 2006, Martin Scorsese film, The Departed, several Northeastern Maddog alumni appeared in the rugby scene in the film with Matt Damon.[49] In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) drives down Huntington Avenue in his search for Terence ’Terry’ Mann (played by James Earl Jones). Several Northeastern University buildings are visible, including Burstein Hall and Rubenstein Hall.[50]

Student life and activities
Northeastern has over 19 varsity teams in the NCAA, over 30 club sport teams, and over 200 student organizations. Several prominent student-run organizations, including the Student Government Association (SGA), Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), Council for University Programs (CUP), and the Resident Student Association (RSA)


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In the 2006 CBS reality television show, Survivor: Panama—Exile Island, a Northeastern graduate, Danielle DiLorenzo, finished in second place.[51] In the November 1, 1996 broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman, Mr. Letterman is seen in a racing shell with the Northeastern University Mens Crew team on the Charles River.

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to be a competitive conference in the 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament, as George Mason University advanced all the way to the Final Four. The women’s basketball team won 10 more games in 2008 than in the previous year, representing the biggest one-year turnaround in the CAA, and advanced to the tournament quarterfinals. Northeastern’s men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in the Hockey East Conference. During the 2007-08 season, the men’s team ranked as high at #7 in the country and held the top spot in the conference before finishing the season in sixth place in Hockey East. Both teams also participate in the annual Beanpot tournament between the four major Boston-area colleges. Northeastern’s men’s team has won the annual event 4 times in its 54-year history, while the women’s team has captured the Beanpot 14 times. During the 2008-2009 season, the men’s team ranked as high as 3rd in the nation and held the top spot in Hockey East until the last weekend of the season. Northeastern also made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994, the Beanpot championship game for the first time since 2004, and goalie Brad Thiessen made the Hobey Hat Trick, only the second Northeastern player to do so. The Northeastern Crew team consistently ranks as one of the top 10 teams in the nation.[52] In the 2008 National Championship, the team made the Grand Finals and placed fourth behind University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Washington, and University of California, while beating schools such as Brown University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.[53] Northeastern offers 34 club sports, including judo, rugby, lacrosse, squash, cycling and ultimate frisbee. The women’s rugby team finished third in the nation in Division II in 2005. The men’s lacrosse team began the 2008 season ranked in the Top 10 nationally. The men’s and women’s squash team finished the 2008 season ranked in the Top 20 nationally.


Northeastern Huskies logo Some notable athletes have played for Northeastern’s sports teams. Dan Ross played football at Northeastern long before setting the Super Bowl record for receptions in a game. Reggie Lewis still holds the men’s basketball career scoring record. Carlos Pena was named Major League Baseball’s American League Comeback Player of the Year in 2007 and an AL Gold Glove winner in 2008. The U.S. Olympic women’s ice hockey teams have included Northeastern alumni Shelley Looney and Chanda Gunn. The NU mascot is Paws. Most of the Northeastern University athletic teams compete in the Colonial Athletic Association; the school switched from the America East Conference to the CAA for the 2005-06 athletic season. In 2007, its second year in the CAA, the women’s track team captured the conference championship, while the volleyball team finished second in the conference. In its first year in the league, the men’s basketball team finished in 6th place (out of 12 teams) and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. The CAA proved

Commencement speakers
Over the years, several notable individuals have spoken at commencement:[54]


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• Leverett A. Saltonstall- Governor of Massachusetts (1935) • Godfrey Lowell Cabot - American industrialist and philanthropist (1941) • Channing Pollock- American playwright (1942) • Henry Cabot Lodge - American statesman and noted historian (1943) • Igor Sikorsky - Ukrainian-American pioneer of aviation (1944) • Charles Sinclair Weeks - United States Secretary of Commerce (1948) • John F. Kennedy - U.S. Senator and future President of the United States (1956) • Edward M. Kennedy - U.S. Senator (1965,1977) • Coretta Scott King - Wife of Civil Rights Leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971) • Edward J. King - Governor of Massachusetts (1980) • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - Author, Assistant to President Kennedy (1981) • Tip O’Neill - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1982) • Michael S. Dukakis - Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 presidential Candidate (1984) • Bill Clinton - President of the United States (1993) • Mikhail S. Gorbachev - former President of the Soviet Union (1998) • Madeleine Albright - first woman to become United States Secretary of State (2000) • Bill Richardson - former U.S. Secretary of Energy, future Governor of New Mexico (2001) • Christine Todd Whitman - former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003) • Jeffrey Immelt - CEO of General Electric, the second largest company in the world (2006) • Nicholas Negroponte - Founder of the One Laptop Per Child outreach program (2007) • Chris Cox - Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman (2008) • Stephen Breyer - United States Supreme Court Justice (2008 - Law) • Kenneth Cole - Clothing designer and founder of Kenneth Cole Productions (2009)

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• Daniel J. Casaletto – Vice President, Intel • George Chamillard – Chairman, former CEO, Teradyne, Inc. • Jeff Clarke – CEO and president, Travelport • Robert Davis – General Partner of Highland Capital Partners and founder and former CEO of Lycos • Kevin A. DeNuccio – Former SVP, Cisco Systems • Robert DiCenso – Former SVP, Gillette • Robert F. Drury – VP and CFO, NanoGram Corporation • Richard Egan – Co-founder of EMC and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland • William M. Ellis – President, Textron Fluid & Power Inc., Textron • Shawn Fanning – Founder of Napster (dropped out) • Marsha Fanucci– Senior Vice President & CFO, Millennium • Richard Feldt – President and CEO, Evergreen Solar • Jerald G. Fishman – CEO, Analog Devices • Monte E. Ford – SVP, and CIO, American Airlines • Ed Galante – Former SVP, Exxon Corporation • Robert Garnick – SVP, Genentech • Peter A. Gay – Former VP of Raytheon • Bob Graham – Senior adviser at Cascadia Capital and former EVP, Sun Microsystems • Charles Hoff – SVP, Bausch & Lomb • Mark Little – SVP, General Electric • Anthony Lent – SVP, Cincinnati Bell • Roger Marino – Co-founder of EMC and former part-owner, Pittsburgh Penguins • Peter C. McKay – President and CEO, Watchfire, an IBM company • John J McLaughlin – President and CEO DAP Products Inc • J. Michael Menadue – Founder of The Red House Design Co and Executive, Diversified Project Management • Paul E. Noble, Jr. – Executive Vice President (Retired), EMC • Stephen Olive – VP of Raytheon • William O’Shea – Executive Vice President, Lucent Technologies • Robert Picciano – VP, IBM • Salil Pradhan – CTO, Hewlett-Packard • Joseph Schab – CEO, Managing Director, LBi

Notable alumni

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• Robert J. Shillman – Founder and CEO, Cognex • Walt Skowronski – SVP, Boeing • Stephen R. Stanvick – Former VP of Raytheon • Sy Sternberg – Chairman and CEO, New York Life Insurance Company • Frank Tempesta – President, Textron Systems Corp., Textron • Cheryl Vedoe – President and CEO, Apex Learning Inc. • Sharon Ward – Global Director, ERP and SCM Manufacturing Strategy, Microsoft • Albert Weggeman – President and CEO, Stamford Industrial Group • Charles Weidhas – President and CEO, ICL Performance Products

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• Jason Vaillancourt – Senior Vice President, Putnam Investments • Michael Winter – managing director, Bear Stearns • Michael J. Zamkow – Former managing director of Goldman Sachs in London

Government and politics
• Demetrius J. Atsalis – member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1998 – present) • William Delgado – Senator, Illinois General Assembly • Patrick Duddy – U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela • Janet Garvey – U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon • James Franklin Jeffrey – Deputy National Security Advisor and former U.S. Ambassador • Barry Lowenkron – Vice President of the Program on Global Security & Sustainability at the MacArthur Foundation • David P. Magnani – member of the Massachusetts State Senate • John O. Pastore – Former Governor of Rhode Island • Ari Abraham Porth – Florida House of Representatives • Leslie Rowe – U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu • Karen Spilka – member of the Massachusetts State Senate • Robert DeLeo (politician) – Massachusetts State Representative and Speaker of the House of Representative of Massachusetts

Investment banking and consulting
• Clark Chandler – Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers • Gang Chu – Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager Citigroup Alternative Investments • Robert Clayson – SVP, Morgan Stanley • Murat Erkurt – Managing Director, London, Lehman Brothers • Barry H. Evans – SVP & COO, Chief Fixed Income Officer, Sovereign Asset Management, John Hancock • Neal Finnegan – Former director, Citizens Financial Group • Reece Jenkins – Partner, Ernst & Young • Edward C. Johnson IV – Board of Directors, Fidelity Investments • Nancy J. Karch – Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company • Tonie Leatherberry – Principal, Deloitte Consulting • Martin S. Levine – SVP, Brown Brothers Harriman • Joseph R. Malarney – Senior Vice President/Investments, Salomon Smith Barney • Patrick Manning – Partner, Bain & Company • Deepak Raj – former head of Global Fundamental Equity Research, Merrill Lynch • John D. Rogers – Senior Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman • Stu Rosenthal – CFA, Vice President, Credit Suisse

• Margot Botsford – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court • Linda Dalianis – Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court • Dana Fabe – Chief Justice, Alaska Supreme Court • Edward Hennessey – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court • Roderick Ireland – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court • Francis Quirico – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court • Peter T. Zarella – Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court


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• Wendy Williams – Talk radio personality, New York Times best selling author, television talk show host

Science and technology
• Gregory Jarvis – Astronaut • Eugene F. Lally – Designer of Planetary Exploration Missions, Inventor of Digital Photography • Albert Sacco – Astronaut • Robert E. Palmer - Democratic Staff Director of the Science Committee and fmr. Chief of Staff of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 103rd Congress (1993-1994).

• Ed Barry – 1946–7 Boston Bruins, NHL • José Juan Barea – Dallas Mavericks • Randy Bucyk – 1985–86 Montreal Canadiens, 1987-88 Calgary Flames, NHL • Luke Carlin – MLB catcher San Diego Padres • Jim Fahey – San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Black Hawks, NHL • Chanda Gunn – U.S. Olympic women’s ice hockey • Sean Jones – National Football League (NFL) Los Angeles Raiders, Houston Oilers, Green Bay Packers • Reggie Lewis – Boston Celtics • Shelley Looney – U.S. Olympic women’s ice hockey • Dan McGillis – NHL Defensmen • Carlos Peña – MLB first baseman/ outfielder Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays • Dan Ross – National Football League (NFL) 1979-1985 Cincinnati Bengals • Zara Northover – U.S. Olympic women’s track and field

Journalism and communications
• Heldon "Bud" Barth – sportswriter and former Sports Editor for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette • Martin Beiser – Managing Editor, GQ magazine • Michelle Bonner – ESPNEWS/Sports Center anchor • Scott Heekin-Canedy – president and general manager New York Times • Walter E Mattson – former CEO of the New York Times • Richard C. Ockerbloom – former President of The Boston Globe • Don Orsillo – NESN Red Sox broadcaster • Rhondella Richardson – Boston ABC News affiliate WCVB 12 reporter

Arts and entertainment
• Kevin Antunes – music director for Justin Timberlake • Lennie Baker – Sha Na Na • Al Barile - singer of Boston band SSD • Nick Braica – Founding member of Spanish Group Films, co-star of their independent release Bankrupt • Thomas Robert Burns – Artist • Terry Carter – actor/filmmaker, (played the role of Colonel Tigh in the original Battlestar Galactica series) • Jane Curtin – movie actress and founding member of Saturday Night Live (dropped out) • Matthew DeCoste – Co-Anchor of "Good Day Memphis" from 2006–2008 • Danielle DiLorenzo – 1st-runner-up on reality-television show Survivor: Panama Exile Island • Damien Fahey – a former host of MTV (dropped out) • Patrice Oneal – Comedian, talk radio personality and former host of VH1’s Web Junk 20

See also
• List of Northeastern University people • Ruggles (MBTA station)

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[11] 12th Best Architecture School, School of Architecture Climbs in Rankings by Key Centre for Architectural Sociology. [12] About Northeastern [13] Boston Globe - Northeastern’s Choice [14] Boston Globe - New Northeastern President Getting Thumbs Up [15] Barrons College Guides [16] West Village F [17] Senior Capstone [18] Tufts Medical School Early Acceptance Program [19] Northeastern Study Abroad Programs [20] Research at Northeastern [21] Northeastern Undergraduate Research Opportunities [22] CenSSIS Research Experiencr for Undergraduates [23] LSAMP [24] Provost Office Undergraduate Research Grants [25] [5] [26] Northeastern University Academic Investment Plan [27] Northeastern New Faculty Hires [28] The Making of History: Ninety Years of Northeastern Co-op. [29] US News - National Universities: Top Schools [30] US News - Best Graduate Schools [31] US News - Best Graduate Schools [32] Programming Language - Computer Science - Best Graduate Schools Education - US News and World Report [6] [33] The Voice - Northeastern entrepreneurship program ranked among best in U.S. [7] [34] - Northeastern University High Tech MBA Program Ranks #1 Nationwide [35] Northeastern U. law school named No. 1 in public interest law [36] - Public Interest Law rankings[8]Northeastern’s School of Law Named Tops in Public Interest Law [37] - In 2008, the undergraduate business school ranked 34th in the nation. Northeastern Business School is 26th Best

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[38] The Voice - Northeastern entrepreneurship program ranked among best in U.S. [9] [39] The Department’s special collections [40] 2008/11/20/News/ University.Halts.Building.K.Plans-3554733.shtml [41] Boston City Officials Herald Opening of Davenport Commons [42] "Reader’s Digest College Safety Survey Results" (PDF). images/content/2008/0802/CollegeSafety-Survey-Results.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-04-22. [43] 0802/College-Safety-Survey-Results.pdf [44] Northeastern Campus tour [45] designawards.html [46] Wired Issue 16.08: Get Internet Famous [47] The Italian Job [48] The Kicker [49] Boston Rugby Club: Meet NU Maddog Alumni Featured in "The Departed" [10] [50] Field of Dreams (1989) [51] WBZ: Two Locals Compete In Latest ’Survivor’ [11] [52] Northeastern University Men’s Rowing Official Site [53] Huskies advance to Grand Final at IRA Championship [54] Northeastern Archival Collections: Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degrees [12]

External links
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