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.