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Overview On November 5, 1943, the Northeastern University Corporation voted to celebrate the University's 50th Anniversary from September 1947 through October 1948. On January 24, 1946, the Board of Trustees established a committee to plan the anniversary celebrations. The Central Committee for the 50th Anniversary was chaired by Robert G. Dodge and included three subcommittees: Staff Committee, Alumni Advisory Committee, and Faculty Committee. The Faculty Committee was chaired by Milton J....
Overview In 1943 Northeastern University enrolled women in its undergraduate day divisions for the first time. In May 1993 NU's Women's Studies Program and Office of University Relations organized events to celebrate the 33 women who enrolled in 1943 and honor all the undergraduate women of Northeastern. As part of Undergraduate Women at Northeastern University Month, the 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women celebration included three major events: a reunion for the women who enrolled in 1943, a...
Overview On October 3, 1973, Northeastern officially celebrated the beginning of its 75th anniversary. The convocation and opening ceremonies included an address by Senator Edward W. Brooke, a luncheon, and the presentation of faculty, administration, and alumni awards. Other anniversary events included the "Employer Institute and Manpower Symposium" on November 8, 1973 (sponsored by the University, the US Office of Education, and the National Commission on Cooperative Education) and the conclusion of...
Overview The Administrative Committee of the Basic Colleges comprised of the deans of the Basic Colleges of Northeastern University and met regularly to discuss issues pertaining to the administration and daily running of the colleges. The four original Basic Colleges were the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Law. In response to the academic community's demand for increased specialization, the number of colleges at...
Overview In 1991 Provost Michael Baer laid the groundwork for a committee that would work to create a common experience for all Northeastern University undergraduates. The Advocates for a Common Experience Committee was created after the failure of a similar initiative during 19881990. Working under the direction of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Andrea Leskes, the committee, consisting of faculty, students, administrators, alumni, and trustees, solicited the help of experts to ascertain the...
Overview In February 1969, Northeastern University's African American students submitted a proposal to establish the Afro-American Institute and a Black Studies Department. Students envisioned that the Afro-American Institute would provide an academic, cultural, and political base for black students on campus. Northeastern University's Board of Trustees approved setting up the Afro-American Institute in the Forsyth Annex and appointed Charles Turner director. At the Norfolk House in John Eliot Square,...
Overview The African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program (AAMARP) began in 1974 when Northeastern University provided studio space to artist Dana Chandler. Established officially in 1977, the program was the first African American artist-in-residence program in the United States, providing studio space on an annually renewable basis to visual artists. The first exhibition by African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program debuted at Boston City Hall in 1977. Between 1978 and 1988, the...
Overview Responding to the needs of the Boston business community in 1898, the Greater Boston Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) began to offer business courses to train clerks. By the turn of the century, with business practice becoming increasingly complex, the need to educate businessmen in more modern techniques of administration and contemporary business ethics became apparent. In 1907, the Evening Institute at the Greater Boston YMCA (the predecessor to Northeastern University) formed a...
Overview The collection contains theses written by undergraduate engineering students at Northeastern University between 1914 and 1953.