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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 Bernard "Bunny" Solomon was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1923. A member of Northeastern University's Class of 1946, he served in Europe in World War II, returning home to a position in his father's lingerie manufacturing business. He became an active Democrat and was appointed State Purchasing Agent under Governor Foster Furcolo in 1957. Solomon resigned his position in 1960 and became a vice president of the Stop & Shop Companies. In 1982, he left Stop & Shop to become the vice...
Overview Northeastern University's Office of University Advancement was established in 1959 and includes the division of Corporations and Foundations, which promotes capital gifts and grants from corporations, foundations, and other organizations. Its efforts have resulted in funding for new buildings, expanded academic offerings, professorships, and scholarships at Northeastern University.
Overview Northeastern University's Office of Admissions formed in 1927 under director Milton John Schlagenhauf, replacing a Committee on Admissions. Enrollment increased drastically after World War II, from 3,623 students in 1944 to 10,671 in 1947, and it steadily increased each succeeding year. Northeastern University made a concerted effort to recruit students and provide scholarships to those who could not afford college. In 1960, an Associate Director of Admissions was hired in response to the...
Overview The Division of Student Affairs was originally known as the Office of the Dean of Students. In the 1950s, the office comprised a dean of freshmen, dean of women, and dean of men. In 1970, the Office of Dean of Students was reorganized into the Division of Student Affairs, and many of the tasks that had originally been handled directly by the dean and his assistants were separated into departments that reported to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Among these services were counseling and...
Dates: 1933-2008 (bulk 1965-1985)
Overview Northeastern University's (NU) Faculty Wives was formed in 1941 to promote social contact among the wives of the university's rapidly expanding faculty. Etta Ell, the wife of NU's second president, Carl Ell, founded Faculty Wives. The organization sponsored back-to-school celebrations, holiday fund-raising parties, and spring luncheons. Money received from fund-raising activities supported student scholarships, building funds, and campus improvement activities. The Faculty Wives disbanded in...
Overview In 1982, Vice President John A. Curry reorganized the existing Office of Community Development into the Office of Community Affairs. Placed under the direction of Joseph D. Warren, the Office of Community Affairs' primary mission was to respond to the concerns of Northeastern University's neighbors. Additionally, the office administered several community outreach programs, such as the annual Thanksgiving food and Christmas toy drives and a scholarship program for Boston Housing Authority...
Dates: 1967-1989 (bulk 1982-1989)
Overview In 2001, the office of University Development and the Office of Alumni Relations merged under the name Office of Institutional Advancement. The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for overseeing the staff, budget, and operations of all alumni, corporate, and development activities.
Overview The Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration collects data for and about Northeastern University. Overseen by the Office of the Provost, the statistics the Office compiles are used to analyze and improve the institution as a whole, in order to better benefit students, faculty, alumni, staff and the outside community. Prior to being called the Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration, or OIR, the Office went through several name changes. From the years 1959-1961,...
Overview Prior to 1975, matters relating to international affairs at Northeastern University were the joint responsibility of the University Relations Office and the Student Center. In 1975, several committees were established to address the needs of a growing population of international students. Responsibilities shared among these committees included international recruitment, coordination of international visitors, and addressing the cultural, legal, and academic needs of foreign students. These...
Dates: 1951-1991 (bulk 1977-1988)
- Names: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Funds and scholarships X
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- Affirmative action programs 1
- African American college students -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- African American students -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Boston (Mass.) -- Economic conditions 1
- Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions 1
- College publications -- Massachusetts 1
- College teachers' spouses -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Women 1
- Community and college -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Community development, Urban -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Community life -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Community relations 1
- Day Camps -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Educational exchanges 1
- International education 1
- Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States 1
- Minority college students -- Recruiting -- United States 1
- Minority college students -- United States 1
- Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.) -- Social conditions 1
- Neighborhood -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Roxbury (Boston, Mass.) -- Social conditions 1
- Student housing -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Urban youth -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Women college students -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1 ∧ less