Keller @ Large: Advice For Tom Menino And Boston University

November 13, 2013 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Advice For Tom Menino And Boston University
" BOSTON (CBS) – Congratulations to Boston University and retiring Boston Mayor Tom Menino on their announcement that Menino will join the BU faculty next year as co-director of their new Initiative on Cities.

It’s quite a coup for BU and a plum gig for Menino, who can keep his hand in on his area of expertise while tending to his health and family.

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But any new relationship can benefit from constructive advice, and even though neither party asked for it, I’m happy to offer some.

For BU – better brace yourself.

Menino does not suffer fools gladly, and is not likely to embrace the byzantine niceties of academic politics. Why, just Tuesday, he threatened to break my kneecaps with the cane he was carrying made out of a baseball bat.

I’m only somewhat sure he was joking "

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