On a warm spring afternoon during the final week of what had already been an unusual semester at Northeastern, Joseph E. Aoun, president of the university, could be seen bobbing over a grassy expanse near the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.
Was he jumping up and down? Taking advantage of the mild weather for some outdoor calisthenics?
Neither, as it turned out. Aoun was sitting on one half of a seesaw that was installed on campus this week—one of four new pieces of furniture to grace the Boston campus as the result of a new architecture studio course, Furniture Urbanism.