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DeMatteis tapped for University of Delaware trustee board

June 8, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. John Carney has tapped an attorney currently helping lead Delaware’s prison reform efforts to serve as a University of Delaware trustee.

Carney’s announcement Friday of the nomination of Claire DeMatteis comes after Delaware’s Senate president refused to act on Carney’s previous request to reappoint Wilmington attorney and top Democratic donor Stuart Grant to UD’s trustee board.

Grant, who has also donated millions to UD, has been accused by a former employee of his law firm of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment for women. The accusations surfaced in court documents in a lawsuit filed by Grant’s firm against the former employee.

Carney said Grant had requested that his name be withdrawn for reappointment.

A spokeswoman for Grant’s law firm did not immediately return a telephone message Friday.

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