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Former Gov. Deval Patrick To MIT

Dwight Sipler

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school announced on Tuesday that Patrick, who left office last week after two terms, will participate in MIT's Innovation Initiative. The role will include appearances at seminars and other campus events, and Patrick will have office hours at the school, though he will not be teaching classes.

Patrick confirmed before leaving office that he had been in discussions about what he called a "loose affiliation" with MIT. The Democrat has not revealed any other plans beyond his intention to return to the private sector.

MIT said in a statement the former governor would focus on "issues at the intersection of policymaking, entrepreneurship, and innovation-based growth."

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