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Overview Plans for Northeastern University's centennial celebration began in 1990. In 1992, the plans formally took shape under the direction of NU President John A. Curry, assistant director of University Relations Barbara Burke and History Department Chair William M. Fowler. The planning ultimately spanned nine years and culminated with a large celebration that included a concert by the Boston Pops and an appearance by actress Shirley Jones, who is best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom...
Overview The provost of Northeastern University is the chief academic officer of the university and reports to the president. The provost provides leadership for all curricular, instructional, and faculty development matters and governs the budgeting, administering, evaluating, and planning of the academic aspects of university life. Created in 1948, the Office of the Provost has expanded with the university's size and adapted to its evolving academic priorities. Over the years the office has grown to...
Overview Northeastern University was granted a charter for the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi in 1963. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes scholarship in all areas of academic endeavor. The Northeastern chapter was established as part of the effort to strengthen the College of Liberal Arts. The society co-sponsored with NU's Council on Research and Scholarship the first Scholarship Day held on May 11, 1978, during which regular classes were replaced with special colloquiums addressing...