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During June commencement, Madeleine Albright and John Kerry delivered the keynote addresses.
In June, the first class to study under the new MD⁄MBA in health management program completed their studies.
Average combined SATs for the incoming freshman is 1157. External funding for research rose above $40 million and giving totaled $31.8 million
U.S. News and World Report ranked the undergraduate program of the College of Engineering as 60th in the country and ranked its graduate program as 63rd in the country.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Physician Assistant Program 15th in the country.
The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Northeastern's campus as one of the most attractive in the world.
The West Village Residence Halls B and C and the Renaissance Garage open at Renaissance Park in September.
The InfoCommons opens in Snell Library during the fall.
The University breaks ground for the Behrakis Health Sciences Center in the fall.
In November, the basketball court located in the Cabot Center is rededicated as the Bernard and Jolene Solomon Court.
On January 11, President Bill Clinton speaks at Mathews Arena on his farewell tour.
In March, University College launches the Lamppost, an alumni newsletter.
In April, Daniel Robinson is named Dean of Pharmacy.
In mid-April, the University sponsors a national conference, "Understanding Practice-Oriented Education," raising the profile of Northeastern's educational model across the country.
In April, the Jewish Studies Program organized a symposium: "Third World Views of the Holocaust."
Professor Nicholas Daniloff is awarded a grant by the U. S. State Department to create a partnership between Northeastern's School of Journalism and the journalism department of the State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, the Nano Manufacturing Research Institute, and the Race and Justice Research Center open.
Hillel House opens on St. Stephen Street.
Levine Marketplace opens in Stetson East.
In April, the NU-TRONS, a team of Northeastern and Boston-area high school students, win the 2001 national championship at the US FIRST National Robotics Competition for designing and building a robot.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department inaugurates the Capstone Design Laboratory.
Bill Richardson, former U. S. Energy Secretary, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard business professor, deliver the keynote addresses during the June commencement.
Ceremonies are held in remembrance of the victims of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
In September, Davenport Commons opens.
AfterHOURS, Northeastern's night club, opens in November.
Northeastern researchers receive a two-year $750,000 W. M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a 3-D Fusion Microscope.
The Department of Music launches the 21st Century Hip-Hop Library and Archive in January.
Japan's Ministry of Enterprise, Trade, and Industry selects Northeastern to train ten Japanese entrepreneurial students in April.
The College of Arts and Sciences opens the Summer Institute in Mathematical Studies as part of a program to integrate research and education.
The Center for Criminal Justice dedicates the H. Robert Sheehan Seminar Room in Churchill Hall.
Northeastern marks the 100th anniversary of the first World Series played on the Huntington Avenue Grounds, with a symposium on America's game.
Northeastern wins a Boston History Collaborative History Marker Award.
Two research centers open: The Center for Urban Environmental Studies, and the Institute for Security and Public Policy.
The field hockey team, the women's indoor track team, the swimming and diving team, and the men's and women's outdoor track team are all American East Conference champions.
President Freeland announces that Northeastern will leave the American East Conference to join the Colonial Athletic Association on June 30, 2005.
In June, President Freeland becomes the President of the World Association for Cooperative Education.
On June 9th, the nanomaterials instrumentation facility in the Egan Research Center is dedicated.
New School of Technological Entrepreneurship opens.
During the fall, West Village H opens, housing the College of Computer and Information Science.
During the fall, West Village G opens.
In the fall, Northeastern's biannual research magazine Synthesis: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research débuts.
A gift from Marguerite Parker to Northeastern of $2.4 million to support the President Scholars Program is the largest in Northeastern history.
In December, Northeastern breaks ground on the West Village Residence Hall F which will house the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute.
In April, a gas explosion in Kerr Hall injures several students.
Asian American Center opens.
Three architectural awards received: one from the American Institute of Architects, a Harleston Parker Medal from the Boston Society of Architects in recognition of West Village H, and an Outstanding Design Award from American School and University magazine in recognition of Speare Hall Commons student services center.
Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits is established.
The Law School's Tobacco Control Clinic is renamed the Public Health and Legal Clinic.
Northeastern University Press joins the publishing consortium University Press of New England.
The Boston Red Sox adopt the Center for the Study of Sport in Society's Mentors in Violence Prevention program for their minor league players.
Northeastern becomes a member of the Compostela Group of Universities, a network of 80 European Universities.
A fire breaks out on the second floor of Ell Hall on April 2nd.
In May, St. Ann Church site on St. Stephen Street is purchased.
In June, Northeastern hosts the 14th annual World Co-op Conference.
In July, Maya Angelou visits the University.
In August, President Freeland announces he will step down in August 2006.
In August, Joseph E. Aoun becomes Northeastern University's seventh president.
Northeastern is ranked 115 by U.S. News and World Report.
External research funding jumps by 50% from $47 million to $70 million.
West Village Residence Hall F opens in the fall.
The National Cancer Institute awards a team of Northeastern researchers $3.3 million to establish a doctoral program in nanomedical science and technology.
90% rate in freshman to sophomore retention.
More than 30,000 applicants for the fall 2007 class, a 12% increase from fall 2006.
Northeastern's Fenway Center reopens to house performances and other university functions.
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Northeastern University.
Mark Putnam is appointed Chief of Staff.
John H. McCarthy is appointed Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance.
Diane Nishigaya MacGillivray appointed Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Incoming Freshman class is most diverse in history of Northeastern.
Unified Digital Campus (UDC) project announced. $10-14 million to be used over three years for creating a central source of university information.
The Northeastern News is renamed The Huntington News.
Steven W. Director appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Sy Sternberg elected Chair of Board of Trustees.
Northeastern's football program ends in November.
Co-op program expands to include a four-year bachelor's degree, beginning in the fall of 2010.
The Princeton Review names Northeastern one of only two universities in New England which made the Greet Rating Honor Roll for sustainability efforts on campus.
Northeastern University's co-op program celebrates its centennial anniversary.
The bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture in the College of Arts and Sciences is created, along with a Ph.D. program in Information Assurance in the College of Computer and Information Science. Both begin in the fall of 2011.
Effective on July 1, Northeastern University restructured the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Criminal Justice into three new schools: the College of Arts, Media, and Design; the College of Science; and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. While the College of Criminal Justice will become the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
In September, the university broke the ground on the Burlington campus for the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.
Northeastern University, the YMCA of Greater Boston, and Phoenix Property Company agree to construct a 720-bed residence hall that will house undergraduates. The residence is due to be completed in 2013.
Awarded $13.5 million research grant by the National Institutes of Health in order to establish a Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine.
Northeastern named an Overall College Sustainability Leader and, for the fourth consecutive year, a Campus Sustainability Leader by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The Sustainable Endowments Institute awarded Northeastern a grade of A-, one of the highest ratings in North America and the highest rating of any Boston-based university.
Yes.Oui.Si opens as a multi-genre art gallery.
Ralph Martin appointed senior vice president and general counsel.
For third consecutive year, recognized by the Princeton Review for commitment to Sustainability, and ranked second for Best Career Services.