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Meehan pulls out of running to head UMass

Patrick signaled concerns about extent of search

Martin T. Meehan, who said he had been invited to interview for the post, had become the heavy favorite among the candidates the committee would forward to the full board. Martin T. Meehan, who said he had been invited to interview for the post, had become the heavy favorite among the candidates the committee would forward to the full board. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff/ File)
By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / December 1, 2010

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Martin T. Meehan, the chancellor of the Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts, withdrew yesterday as a candidate to become the next president of the state university system amid strong signals from Governor Deval Patrick and his aides that the administration opposed his selection. (Full article: 758 words)

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