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Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

January 28, 2019

University spokesman Joe Miksch said the College Republicans were responsible for the fee, as “consistent with University guidelines,” but the University would waive it due to the high cost to the club.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event

Alliance Defending Freedom demands Pitt rescind security fee for Shapiro event

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

December 9, 2018

Young America’s Foundation is moving forward with its complaint against the University of Pittsburgh for an allegedly unlawful security fee imposed ahead of the campus visit of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in November.

Ben Shapiro brings much-needed political diversity to Pitt

Ben Shapiro brings much-needed political diversity to Pitt

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor

November 20, 2018

Shapiro may be forceful in his arguments, but he’s a principled conservative who shouldn’t whip up the left into throngs of anger.

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

By Emily Wolfe and Andrew O'Brien

November 15, 2018

On his tour of college campuses this fall, conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro has spoken to sold-out rooms on visits that have become famous for protests and controversy.

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2018

Pitt levied a $5,546 security fee against YAF for hosting Ben Shapiro — and YAF swiftly threatened to sue the university in response. But the lawsuit would be a completely unnecessary publicity stunt.

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

After Pitt charged YAF with a $5,000 security fee for its planned Ben Shapiro speech, the conservative group threatened legal action, alleging the fee is unconstitutional.

Berkeley braces for right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit

By Anna M. Phillips | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

September 12, 2017

Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, the University of California, Berkeley is tightening campus security. In a message sent earlier this week, Provost Paul Alivisatos said the university was taking precautions in advance of the ...

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

By Saket Rajprohat / Senior Columnist

June 20, 2017

Dear Ben Shapiro, You have been completely wrong since May 10, the day after Trump fired Comey. In the June 8 episode of The Ben Shapiro Podcast, one of the most popular conservative podcasts in the nation, you declared you were “exactly correct” in your wildest theory to date — that Donald Trump fired James Comey not because ...

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