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  • For Boston-area colleges, Olympics would provide a chance to shine

    Boston Globe - 01/10/2015

    Several college presidents said Friday that while many details remain to be ironed out, they were excited by the prospect of using the games to highlight the city’s higher-education players on the world’s stage.

    “We all realize this is a special moment for Boston, and we support the opportunity and frankly the obligation to work with the mayor on this opportunity,” said Northeastern President Joseph Aoun

    Aoun said he expects Northeastern’s West Village dormitories would host news media from across the globe and the campus’ historic hockey rink, Matthews Arena, would host some type of sporting event.

    Aoun says hosting the Olympics could unite Boston in the same way it did for Los Angeles, which hosted the 1984 Summer Games. He was at the University of Southern California at the time.

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