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Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter lecture, but she’s coming anyway

Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Emily Jashinsky, The Washington Examiner

The University of California, Berkeley canceled an upcoming campus lecture by Ann Coulter on Wednesday, citing security concerns as the chief impetus for its decision. Coulter and her sponsoring organizations, however, intend to proceed with the event as planned anyway.

Young America’s Foundation, the national conservative organization sponsoring and organizing Coulter’s lecture, told the Washington Examiner Wednesday afternoon that Berkeley Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell emailed student organizers to say his staff was unable to find a “safe and suitable venue” for the speech.

“Given currently active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully — or that the safety of Ms. Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected — at any of the campus venues,” the email read.

In a statement to press, YAF (my previous employer) explained that Coulter agreed to all of the university’s requirements of her, asking in return they agree to only two stipulations.

Read more on The Washington Examiner.


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