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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.
- June 11, 2018—In recognition of Mayor Walsh’s achievements and leadership for the City of Boston, Wentworth will be presenting him with an honorary doctor of engineering degree, honoris causa.
- June 1, 2018—A group of professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the strength of a new superconducting wire for potential use with high field magnets.
- May 18, 2018—Mike Johnson, BELM ’05, and Rob Kodadek, BELM ’05, whose company has worked on the Saturday Night Live studio and Super Bowl XLIX, among other projects, created a lighting module that inspired a world of creativity in Wentworth’s junior industrial design studio.