A tale of four cities

A new Gallery 360 exhibit by North­eastern alumnus Mitch Weiss com­prises care­fully curated black-​​and-​​white street pho­tographs depicting scenes from two pairs of sister cities: Boston and Kyoto, Japan, and New York City and Tokyo.

The rise of Gallery 360

Northeastern’s art gallery received high praise for its most recent exhibit, “Celebrity Type,” and is looking to ride that suc­cess toward greater interest both on campus and beyond.

Archivist sees bright future in collections of past

Gior­dana Mecagni, the new uni­ver­sity archivist and head of spe­cial col­lec­tions, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions Depart­ment, which pre­serves valu­able col­lec­tions that doc­u­ments the his­tory of both North­eastern and Boston.

Love that clean water

On Sat­urday, civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Ferdi Hell­weger par­tic­i­pated in the first com­mu­nity swim of Boston’s Charles River in more than half a century.

Alumnus named a top Boston innovator

The Boston Globe recently named 2011 grad­uate Mar­quis Cabrera one of the region’s top inno­va­tors of the year for working with foster kids through his Boston-​​based non­profit organization.

Big Brother honored for service

Having a child­hood mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sis­ters of Mass­a­chu­setts Bay pro­gram changed Zolan Kanno-​​Youngs’ life. Now a North­eastern stu­dent, Kanno-​​Youngs has been hon­ored for being a mentor him­self in the program.