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The Roosevelt Apartments, later the West Dormitory for Men and now White Hall, 1960.


  • Faculty Senate established.
  • Purchase of additional land contiguous to the Huntington Avenue campus: Boston Storage Warehouse property, 1.0 acre; United Realty property, 7.3 acres; Boston and Providence Railroad property, 12.3 acres; plus several smaller parcels of land.
  • Acquisition of the Roosevelt Apartment building, later to become the West Dormitory for Men
  • Acquisition of Henderson House, new Center for Continuing Education in Weston. This 36 room building was the gift of the late Ernest Henderson, a member of the Corporation and Board of Trustees.
  • Inauguration of the Diamond Anniversary Development Program. The originally announced total goal of the campaign was $40 million, but was later revised to $65.5 million.



  • Robert Gray Dodge Library officially designated as a depository of Federal government publications and documents.
  • Graduate School of Actuarial Science established.
  • Acquisition of Forsyth Annex, former J.P. O'Connell building on Forsyth Street, for administrative use.
  • Dedication of the Sarkis and Vosgitel Mugar Life Sciences Building. Named in memory of Sarkis and Vosgitel Mugar, parents of Stephen P. Mugar, a member of the Corporation and Board of Trustees. Contains the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Departments of Psychology, Biology, and Chemical Engineering, and laboratories and classrooms.
  • Began affiliation with Forsyth Dental School by providing housing for their students and by later conferring their degrees.




  • Dedication of Mary Gass Robinson Hall. Named by Dwight P. Robinson, Jr., a member of the Corporation and Board of Trustees, in honor of his wife. Contains College of Nursing, Department of Physical Therapy, radio and TV facilities, and classrooms and laboratories.
  • Dedication of Charles and Annie S. Stetson Hall West, new women's dormitory. Named in memory of Charles Stetson, a former member of the Corporation and Board of Trustees, and his mother, Annie S. Stetson.
  • Graduate Center Building renamed Everett Avery Churchill Hall, in memory of the former Vice President and Secretary of the University.
  • The following student residences on the Huntington Avenue Campus were also named:
    • Galen David Light Hall (St. Stephen Street dormitory for women), in honor of the first Secretary and Treasurer of the University.
    • William Lincoln Smith Hall (Hemenway Street dormitory for women), in memory of Northeastern's first professor.
    • William Crombie White Hall (West Dormitory for Men), in honor of the former Executive Vice President of the University
    • Harold Wesley Melvin Hall (90 The Fenway men's residence), in honor of the University's first Dean of Students.
  • Property at 102-104 The Fenway acquired from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. These facilities are now used to house a major portion of the College of Education.
  • Twenty-acre former Nike site in Nahant acquired from the federal government to allow the University to begin development of a marine science research institute.
  • Dormitory space in buildings between 106 and 122 St. Stephen Street leased with option to buy.


  • College of Criminal Justice established.
  • Henry E. and Edith B. Warren Center for Physical Education dedicated in Ashland. This 200-acre site, containing a large lodge and six woodland cottages, was the gift of Mrs.Warren, whose husband invented the Telechron Clock. The Center provides the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in camp leadership and outdoor education.
  • Charles A. Dana Research Center dedicated to recognize a distinguished philanthropist and benefactor of the University. Houses research laboratories and offices for the Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
  • Stetson Hall East, a dormitory extension for women opened.
  • 75 additional acres of land adjacent to the Burlington campus acquired for botany research.
  • Northeastern becomes the largest private university in the nation in terms of total enrollment.


  • School of Law reopens, the first cooperative law program in the United States.
  • Women's basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse teams added to the varsity roster.
  • Charles and Estelle Dockser Hall dedicated--the first building at the University to be named in honor of an alumnus. Mr. Dockser was a member of the Class of 1930 and of the University Corporation. Contains Boston-Bouvé College, laboratories, classrooms, and extensive facilities for physical education and recreation education.
  • The Vincenzo, Nicola, and Frederick Barletta Natatorium, an addition to the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Physical Education Center, opened. Nicola was a mamber of the class of 1936. Contains a 105-foot swimming pool for instruction and intercollegiate competition, a practice tank for the rowing team, and other physical education facilities.


  • Edwards Marine Center opened in Nahant.
  • Edward L. Hurtig Hall, named by Carl R. Hurtig, '48, a member of the University Corporation, dedicated in memory of his brother. Devoted entirely to facilities of the Department of Chemistry.