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Faculty Senate supports new innovation graduate degree

The Faculty Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution in favor of establishing a new Master of Science in Innovation degree in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. The degree program will now go before the Northeastern Board of Trustees for approval.

Hugh Courtney, dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, said this program is geared toward working professionals with science, engineering, and technology backgrounds who tend to lead or manage innovation teams in their organizations.

“At its heart this is a very experiential program that fits the way we want masters students to have real word projects and real world work experience,” Courtney said. “We found it was time to operate a more focused MS degree platform for working professionals who might already have their MBA or plan on getting it at some other point.”

Later, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of establishing a website that will “boast” about undergraduates’ research accomplishments at the university. It will also have information on undergraduate research opportunities in each college, funding resources, and co-op opportunities.

Also on Wednesday, university administrators, faculty, and members of the undergraduate student group Students for Justice in Palestine briefly addressed the Senate regarding SJP’s temporary suspension for a series of violations of university policy over an extended period of time.

An appeal of the suspension is currently under consideration by the Office of Student Affairs.