Wentworth Community Poses for ‘University’ Status
October 2, 2017
Faculty and staff pose in the shape of a "U" in Tansey Gymnasium (Photo by Joshua Touster)
Wentworth President Zorica Pantić, front, center, joined students and staff and faculty members Sept. 22 for a photo opportunity to celebrate the Institute’s new status in Massachusetts as a full-fledged, official university—113 years after the school was founded.
The state Department of Higher Education approved the new status in July, after Wentworth established graduate programs in four distinct professional fields of study and demonstrated that the Institute has the faculty, facilities, and resources necessary to support sound graduate programs.
Over the past eight years, Wentworth has developed graduate programs in design, management, engineering, and science.
The departments of Human Resources and Institutional Advancement planned the university status celebration (with commemorative T-shirts) to fall during the annual Welcome Back barbecue for staff and faculty members. Students marked the milestone for Wentworth with a celebratory cake and decorations in the cafeteria in Beatty Hall.
September 9, 2019—The 2020 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report show Wentworth Institute of Technology posting its best performance to date, rising significantly in three main categories.
September 4, 2019—The Guarracino Gallery is hosting an exhibit called “TBTwenties: Student Memorabilia and Tools in the 1920s” — a decade of boundless discovery in art, literature, science, and politics.
August 18, 2019—“You are equipped with everything you need to understand and help solve the complex problems of the day and of the future,” Thompson said. “Be intentional about it. Be purposeful about it. Give the world the benefit of your full creative capabilities. It is a world that greatly needs you!”