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Mark Zuckerberg hits up his old haunts

Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with students at Chan's alma mater Quincy High School.
Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with students at Chan's alma mater Quincy High School. (Facebook)

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will give Harvard University’s commencement speech on Thursday, but in the meantime, he’s living it up in New England and visiting some of his old haunts.

Joined by his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg arrived in the region on Saturday to celebrate his fifth wedding anniversary in rural Maine. Since then he’s made stops in Rhode Island, Quincy, Mass., and, of course, Harvard.

The jaunt appears to be part of a larger initiative for the Silicon Valley stalwart, who announced recently he had embarked on a year-long journey to travel to all 50 states this year, with the goal of “learning about people’s hopes and challenges.”

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Having announced his personal challenge at the beginning of the year, Zuckerberg’s movements stoked speculation that the 33-year-old is planning a run for office.

Zuckerberg has denied the rumors, posting recently that he’s “doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we’re best serving our community of almost 2 billion people at Facebook and doing the best work to promote equal opportunity at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.”

As for the power couple’s trip to N.E.?

The social media mogul, for his part, has been documenting it on Facebook. Here’s where they’ve been so far:


Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @aimee_ortiz.