UC Berke­ley of­fers May 2 as al­ter­na­tive for Coul­ter speech

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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.”

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