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  • As Boston eyes the 2024 Olympics, its colleges see a chance for growth

    Chronicle of Higher Education - 02/11/2015

    Others deliver similar messages, if in more measured tones. Universities “are champions of the intellectual and physical human endeavor,” said Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern. “The Olympics do the same.” Anthony P. Monaco, president of Tufts, said he sees an Olympics in Boston as an opportunity to encourage civic-minded attitudes among youths.

    A key element of the Boston bid is a promise—like much of the initial bid, not yet fleshed out—to try to help educate the world’s former Olympic athletes.

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