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Departing Mayor Menino To Take Position At BU

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Outgoing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will take a position in Boston University's political science department after his 20-year tenure ends in January.

Mayor Thomas Menino after voting in the mayoral election (Alex Koktsidis/WBUR)
Mayor Thomas Menino after voting in the mayoral election (Alex Koktsidis/WBUR)

WBZ-TV first reported the news Tuesday morning. The Boston Globe then reported that Menino will become director of a new Initiative on Cities, which will study urban issues.

Graham Wilson, the chairman of BU's political science department, confirmed to WBUR that Menino will join his department. A formal announcement is planned for Wednesday.

Menino had been offered positions at multiple area universities.

The 70-year-old Menino will leave office on Jan. 6, 2014.

Disclosure: Boston University owns WBUR's operating license.

This program aired on November 12, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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