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.

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.

Here’s Brown’s follow-up to his story:

Oh, and one more thing. There’s be a “Cocks Not Glocks” counter-protest (see below) with free protest dildos.