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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate


Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is an non-profit educational institution founded in 2009 and named after Senator Edward M. Kennedy who first envisioned it in 2003. The Institute's mission will be to educate the general public, students, teachers, new senators, and Senate staff about the role and importance of the United States Senate.[1] In 2009, Peter Meade was named to lead the Institute.[2] In 2014, former UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean MacCormack was named interim president. [3]

The Institute is scheduled to open in March 2015.[4]

Location, design, and construction

The Institute will be located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The building was designed by Rafael Viñoly and will conform to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications for sustainable building.[5] A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 8, 2011.[6]


  1. ^ "About the Institute". Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Peter Meade to lead new Kennedy Institute on US Senate
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  4. ^ Ted Kennedy's Legacy Lives on with a New Interactive Institute for the Senate
  5. ^ "Institute Renderings". Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Leblanc, Steve (April 8, 2011). "Kennedy Senate Institute in Boston Breaks Ground". Associated Press. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website

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