4:33 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Lugar to Become University Lecturer, Lead Internship Program

U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana will continue wielding influence in Washington after he leaves office, but with a much younger audience.

Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of Washington. He has also agreed to deliver a handful of lectures each year as a distinguished professor at the private university.

The 80 year old Lugar will split his time between Washington and Indianapolis in the new job.

Lugar lost a grueling Republican primary battle in May to Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

Since then, Lugar has traveled overseas to talk about his work on nuclear disarmament.

He’s leaving Capitol Hill after 36 years in the Senate.