UC Berkeley offers May 2 as alternative for Coulter speech
BERKELEY, Calif. — University of California at Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a “grave concern” of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week at the university.
Chancellor Nicholas Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2 date for the conservative author.
Campus Republicans invited Coulter to speak April 27 at UC Berkeley on the subject of illegal immigration.
On Wednesday, UC Berkeley officials announced they were was calling off the event because of security concerns, prompting Coulter to say she plans to come anyway.
Dirks said Thursday that Coulter’s reaction led him to launch an expanded search for an “appropriate, protectable venue.”