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1940s

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

1940

  • 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).

1941

1942

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

1943

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

1945

  • 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.

1947

  • Student Center occupied.

1948