Tufts U.'s President Will Step Down to Return to Teaching

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Lawrence S. Bacow, departing president of Tufts U., says he is not interested in another presidency: "It's one and done for me."

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Lawrence S. Bacow, departing president of Tufts U., says he is not interested in another presidency: "It's one and done for me."

Lawrence S. Bacow, president of Tufts University, told the Board of Trustees at its meeting over the weekend that he would step down at the end of the 2010-11 academic year.

The university plans to make a public announcement on Monday morning. Mr. Bacow, who is 58 and has been president since 2001, told The Chronicle in an interview that he hoped "to return to the classroom in some capacity, perhaps at MIT or Harvard, if they'll have me." He was not seeking a