At a press conference on Thursday afternoon the university’s chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, said that the school would host Coulter on 2 May at the “protected venue”.
University spokesman Dan Mogulof said the venue would be on campus, though Dirks said the university would disclose the exact location at a later point. The university had drawn criticism from prominent figures on both the right and left for the cancellation, which was described as an abridgment of free speech.
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“The concern is really around student safety and security,” said Dirks, “regardless of the political views of the speakers.”