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  • Northeastern president shares awkward dance with Nobel recipient

    The Boston Globe - 02/17/2016

    It’s not every day that the president of a large, private college gets low and bops to the rhythm of the music.

    But if you’re Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun, it’s not totally unheard-of.

    During an event at the school this month with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Aoun challenged the interfaith leader to an impromptu dance-off.

    Gbowee, who helped bring an end to the second Liberian Civil War in 2003 through peace protests, at first refused to dance, because there was no music playing.

    “That’s not how we do it,” she told Aoun, drawing laughs from the audience.



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