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No fruition for Romney on major higher ed plans

Mitt Romney rarely visited the University of Massachusetts as governor, but on July 18, 2005, he called a news conference at the system’s Boston campus. It was sweltering out, but he barely broke a sweat. Standing in an underground parking garage so dilapidated it endangered the buildings above, he pledged $50 million for repairs.

What happened next would be part of a pattern marking his four-year effort to change higher education. His plan went nowhere.

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