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Biden says he will be based at Penn

PHILADELPHIA – Vice President Biden said Tuesday he will set up shop at the University of Pennsylvania after he leaves office this month.

“Going to be based out of Penn for foreign policy,” Biden said during the swearing in ceremony for the U.S. Senate, according to ABC.

Last month, Politico reported that Biden, who represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate and has taught at Widener University’s law school, had plans to work at Penn after he leaves office. Rumors of such had been swirling at Penn for weeks.

But Stephen MacCarthy, Penn’s vice president of university communications, declined comment at that time. On Tuesday, he said his stance hadn’t changed.

Biden’s office could not be reached for comment.

Biden launched his “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center last January. Biden’s late son, Beau, a Penn grad, died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46.

Biden also attended his granddaughter Naomi’s graduation from Penn in May, and was Penn’s commencement speaker in 2013.

Few details were reported about Biden’s new job.

ABC quoted Biden as saying: “I’m going to establish a domestic plus foreign policy piece where I can still do the stuff that I care a lot about” with universities.

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