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The University will waive the security fee it charged the Pitt College Republicans for Ben Shapiro’s talk on campus last November.

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.
Ben Shapiro speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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.
Ben Shapiro speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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.
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