UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a “grave concern” of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university.
Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2 date for the conservative author, reversing a decision from a day earlier when officials canceled the event. Coulter took to Twitter to reject the offer, saying she will appear next Thursday as originally planned.
“I’m speaking at Berkeley on April 27th, as I was invited to do and have a contract to do,” tweeted Coulter, who was invited to speak by campus Republicans.