Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, the cuss-happy investment banker who couldn’t last even two weeks as President Donald Trump’s communications director, is now fighting to keep his seat on the advisory board at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
A graduate student at the fancypants school, Carter Banker, has created a petition which asks officials at Tufts to remove Scaramucci from the advisory board.
Scaramucci is a Tufts alumnus (Bachelor of Arts in economics, 1986). He has been a member of the Fletcher School advisory board for over a year.
Banker, the author of the petition, describes The Mooch as “disgraced” and “unfit to make good judgements [sic] .”
“His ‘advice’ is not worthy of our institution, and his presence on the board could be a disincentive for new students looking to attend Fletcher and alums looking to donate to the school,” Banker writes.
“Mooch is an opportunist, not a conservative. He donated to the Obama campaign in 2008 and has admitted that he voted for Bill Clinton and Obama in the past,” the Tufts graduate students also notes.
A Monday op-ed in The Tufts Daily by a second student, Camilo A. Caballero, doubled down on criticizing Scaramucci as an “irresponsible, inconsistent” and “unethical opportunist” who is most notable for “uttering profanity-laced comments on national news outlets.”
Scaramucci has responded to the criticism from Tufts students with an offer to visit the posh Tufts campus in the suburbs of Boston to discuss himself with his critics.
I was interviewed by @BostonGlobe about my petition to remove The Mooch from @FletcherSchool Board of Advisors https://t.co/9CjIRDFFqp
— Carter Banker (@Carterbanker) November 7, 2017
Tufts officials have responded to the kerfuffle by observing that the advisory board for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is bloated with over 40 members.
“We are aware of the petition and that there has been reaction to it among some students and alumni,” Tufts spokesman Patrick Collins told The Boston Globe. “As one would expect, there’s no clear consensus.”
In addition to his fame for quickly failing as Trump’s communications director, Scaramucci is also famous because The Scaramucci Post Twitter account posted a poll asking how any Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
Scaramucci later apologized for the poll.
Tufts is most famous, of course, because the dean of students at the $68,372-per-year school wrote an official letter last Halloween warning fraternities and sororities that campus police would investigate anyone “wearing an offensive costume.” Cops — and diversity staffers — would investigate Halloween which makes “others in our community feel threatened or unsafe” as well as conduct “that is offensive or discriminatory,” dean Mary Pat McMahon wrote. (RELATED: Fancypants College Vows POLICE INVESTIGATIONS For ‘Offensive’ Halloween Costumes)
Tufts is also notable because students who enthusiastically endorse the censorship of speech they don’t like emailed a student, Jake Goldberg, to say “fuck you,” “fuck off” and “eat my ass” after he proposed a resolution calling for free and untrammeled campus speech. (RELATED: Fancypants College Fascists Call Student ‘Scum,’ ‘F**khead’ Over His FREE SPEECH RESOLUTION)
Another incident at Tufts involved a small group of its comfortable, protected students who very briefly sustained a hunger strike on behalf of 20 janitors laid off by the administration. The students involved ended the stunt out of concerns for their own health. The custodians remained laid off. (RELATED: Fancypants College Students End Brief Hunger Strike, Get Back To Being Rich And Well-Fed)
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