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Academy chief to take time off amid inquiry

The embattled chief executive of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences plans to take time away from her responsibilities running the Cambridge honorary society while an outside law firm investigates reports that she has embellished her resume for at least a decade.

The academy announced Thursday that Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, who has overseen the scholarly institution for the past 17 years, has “requested time away from her day-to-day activities” while the Boston law firm of Choate Hall & Stewart conducts an independent inquiry into reports about her conduct.

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