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KSU Stands Firm On Spencer Speech

Feb 10, 2018

Credit kent.edu

Kent State University has reiterated it cannot accommodate a request to allow a white nationalist to speak in early May as part of his campus tour. 

The school says it has responded to attorney Kyle Bristow reaffirming its earlier response that no suitable space is available for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak between April 30 and May 12. Bristow had told Kent State it had until the end of business Friday to agree to rent space at an "acceptable date and time" or face a lawsuit. Several other schools are in litigation over Spencer. Tour organizer Cameron Padgett wanted Spencer to speak at Kent State on the May 4 anniversary of Ohio National Guard shootings that killed four students during anti-war protests in 1970. The university says early May is too busy with activities around the end of the academic year.