TCU Senators call on Tufts to remove Scaramucci from Fletcher Board of Advisors

5/7/2014 – Medford/Somerville, MA, 02155 – Carmichael Hall on May 7th, 2014. Some living options in Carmichael Hall were particularly popular in this year's housing lottery. (Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily)

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, Anthony Scaramucci resigned from The Fletcher School Board of Advisors effective immediately, according to an email to the Fletcher community from Dean James Stavridis and Provost David Harris.

Members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate are introducing a resolution calling on the university to remove former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci from The Fletcher School’s Board of Advisors.

The resolution’s abstract, which was posted on the TCU Senate Facebook page on Monday evening, cited Scaramucci’s behavior during his term at the White House. Additionally, it referred to Scaramucci’s recent demand that the Daily retract parts of two op-eds and issue an apology, and his threat of legal action in response to the op-eds.

“By threatening legal action against scholars who express … bold ideas the university claims to support, we believe Mr. Scaramucci is actively working against the stated goals of the university,” the abstract reads.

The resolution, sponsored by Class of 2021 Senators Rebeca Becdach, Grant Gebetsberger, Sharif Hamidi and Sarah Wiener, is scheduled for the Dec. 10 Senate meeting.

“It is being written now because we feel that Anthony Scaramucci does not represent the values of this university, exemplified by his threats of legal action against the Tufts Daily and his turbulent tenure as White House Communications Director,” Gebetsberger told the Daily in an email.

There is currently no formal process for removing a Board of Advisors member, according to Provost David Harris and Fletcher School Dean James Stavridis, who spoke about the Board of Advisors at a Nov. 16 discussion. However, a draft of the process will be presented to the Board of Trustees next semester and be finalized by the end of January, the two administrators said in an email to the Fletcher community.

Natasha Mayor contributed reporting to this article. 


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