Email from Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco to Adam Kissel, May 4, 2012

By on May 4, 2012

From: Anthony P. Monaco <Anthony.Monaco@tufts.edu>

Date: Fri, May 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Subject: Your Letter of May 2

To: adam@thefire.org

Cc: “Reitman, Bruce” <Bruce.Reitman@tufts.edu>, “Golia, Joseph” <Joseph.Golia@tufts.edu>, “Caldwell, Gary” <gary.caldwell@tufts.edu>, “Monaco, Anthony” <Anthony.Monaco@tufts.edu>

Dear Mr. Kissel:

Thank you for your letter of May 2.

I wanted to share with you a letter I wrote to the members of our men’s crew team yesterday; a copy of the letter is available at:

http://president.tufts.edu/2012/05/letter-to-mens-crew-team/  I can confirm that the decision regarding the team’s suspension was made, appropriately, at the programmatic level by the coaching staff; it did not reflect pressure from a dean or other senior administrators, nor was it an attempt to forestall administrative action.

I can assure you that our coaches share with Tufts University and me a strong commitment to the principle of freedom of expression.

Best wishes,

Anthony P. Monaco

President

Tufts University

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