Spencer Brown reports Thursday afternoon that an upcoming lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could be closed to the public thanks to a “last minute move” by the university.
— YAF (@yaf) October 5, 2017
Brown writes that the university notified the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter that Pavlich’s campus lecture would be open to UW students only unless they found a faculty department sponsor before Tuesday.
“This rule hasn’t been applied to previous speakers hosted by UW-Madison YAF, including Steve Forbes and Ben Shapiro,” he adds.
This sounds a lot like the time UC Berkeley suddenly decided it needed a $15,000 security fee in order to host Shapiro, i.e., pay for the damage its own radical students might do to the campus.
C’mon guys. Free speech at a public university shouldn’t be that difficult.
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) October 5, 2017
— SRP4328 ??? (@ShellyPayne4328) October 5, 2017
— Tom Kerscher (@TLKEnvent) October 5, 2017
publicly funded university to block the public… https://t.co/agYx8wTZCc
— Jeff Burkett ?? (@TheJeffBurkett) October 5, 2017
— Abby Streu (@streu_abigail) October 5, 2017
— Chris Woodward (@afncwoodward) October 5, 2017
— Jonny Scotland (@JonnyScotland) October 5, 2017
We need FULLY free speech! Katie is a great speaker & deserves to be heard. If you are so secure in your liberalism why? ? https://t.co/a07Fvt7xYI
— Susan (@MindfulnessWins) October 5, 2017
Here’s Brown’s follow-up to his story:
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) October 5, 2017
Oh, and one more thing. There’s be a “Cocks Not Glocks” counter-protest (see below) with free protest dildos.
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) October 5, 2017
Students to attend class strapped (with sex toys) to protest concealed carry on campus https://t.co/0L7csXiz7L
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 24, 2016