Trustees change policy for all boards in wake of Scaramucci case

On Jan. 29, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an addition to its policy regarding the removal of a member from a Board of Advisors, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “Removal – The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Dean/Program Director, Provost, and Chair on […]

Scaramucci resigns from Fletcher School Board of Advisors

James Stavridis, dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and David Harris, provost and senior vice president, informed The Fletcher School’s community on Tuesday morning that Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) had resigned from his position on the Board of Advisors. “We thank Mr. Scaramucci for his past service to Tufts and wish him […]

P.S. …: Serenading Scaramucci

I often have to consider the repercussions of my actions when writing articles. These may include a concerned text from my parents, or potential employers accessing my views with only a quick Google search. Now, apparently, the list of repercussions when writing for a small university newspaper may include legal action. Accordingly, I want to […]

University revokes Scaramucci’s invitation to speak on campus

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. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) has threatened to file a lawsuit against the Daily and against Camilo Caballero, a second-year Master of Arts […]

Op-Ed: Scaramucci on Board of Advisors: Short-term benefits vs. long-term costs

Disclaimer: Ambassador Roberta Jacobson’s son is Gil Jacobson, the editor-in-chief of The Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the editing of this op-ed in any way. Two weeks ago in his remarks to students, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy alumnus and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford reminded us of the […]

Dean Stavridis, Provost Harris hold discussion about Board of Advisors

Three Tufts administrators held a discussion with students of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy about the school’s Board of Advisors on Nov. 16, in light of a petition to remove Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) from the board. The talk was led by Fletcher School Dean James Stavridis, Provost David Harris and Board of Advisors Program […]

Op-Ed: When the end justifies the means

Hi Fletcher, Before this op-ed makes you think I read Infowars at breakfast and fall asleep to the dulcet tones of Sean Hannity, let me introduce myself. I am a left-leaning Democrat. I voted for Obama and Hillary. I protested at Mar-a-Lago. I am Fox News’ archetypal coastal elite. However, I am dismayed by the […]

Op-Ed: Tufts/Fletcher administration fell into Scaramucci’s trap: Students and faculty are smarter

The recent petition calling into question the rationale and propriety of Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment to The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Board of Advisors has generated public interest. What the petition has not generated is a clear sense of duty and responsiveness from the administration, which seems torn between inaction in the hope the concerns […]

Fletcher student starts petition to remove Anthony Scaramucci from Board of Advisors

Carter Banker, a second-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, started a petition on Oct. 17 to remove former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) from The Fletcher School’s Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors comprises about 40 members who have achieved success […]

Op-Ed: Seeking power of values over power of money

In an election-eve address on Nov. 3, 1980, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan restated an exceptionally durable ideal that encapsulates the concept of American exceptionalism: “I believe that Americans in 1980 are every bit as committed to that vision of a shining ‘city on a hill,’ as were those long ago [Pilgrim] settlers.” Whether you agreed with […]