College News and Fun Facts: Northeastern University

Northeastern’s Co-op (Cooperative Education) Program attracts many applicants to apply. Not only is it one of the most popular programs, Northeastern was actually one of the first schools to instill such a program in 1909. Source

Northeastern adopted the nickname “Huskies” in 1927, and the first Husky appeared on campus on March 4 of that year. He came to Boston’s North Station by train from Alaska and was greeted by more than 1,000 students and the University band. Classes were canceled for the afternoon, and King Husky was paraded with police escort for the four miles to campus. Source

  • Color: Red, Black, and Warm Gray
  • Mascot: Paws and King Husky VIII
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