Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Following up on Sunday's post, Ambassador Scott Brown Named New England Law School Dean, Replacing Nation's Longest Serving (And Perhaps Highest Paid) Dean: Boston Globe, Student Petition Opposes Scott Brown’s Appointment as Next President of New England Law:
More than 150 students at New England Law Boston appear to have signed a petition demanding the school’s board of trustees reverse its decision to appoint Scott Brown dean and president.
The letter excoriating Brown’s political stances, endorsement of President Trump, and service in his administration had 165 signatures as of Monday afternoon, according its primary author, three days after the school announced the former US senator and current US ambassador to New Zealand would lead the 725-student law school.
“Ambassador Brown cannot serve as the Dean of New England Law Boston when his political and moral beliefs are so repugnant to those of the student body and the legal institution itself,” the petition said. ...
The letter offered a laundry list of criticisms against Brown’s record, from his opposition to gay marriage as a state senator to his support of a 2005 bill that would have mandated women seeking abortions be provided with color photographs or realistic drawings of “the unborn child at two-week gestational increments from fertilization to full term.”
Brown has long said he supports abortion rights and was a key vote in the US Senate on allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military. ...
The school is standing by its pick. Brown is set to take the reins in 13 months.