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First women students in the Day Colleges register for classes, 1943.


  • Frank Palmer Speare retires, Carl Stephens Ell inaugurated as second president.
  • University added to the list of institutional members of the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • First Northeastern University teaching fellows (Department of Chemistry).



  • University made an institutional member of the Association of American Colleges.
  • Curriculum in Chemical Engineering accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development.


  • Women students admitted to the Day Colleges.
  • Alumni Office created.
  • School of Law accredited by the University of the State of New York.


  • The University accepts its first sponsored research contract, a $10,000 project for the Office of Naval Research.
  • School of Law made a member of the Association of American Law Schools.


  • Student Center occupied.


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