Michigan State Sued After Rejecting White Nationalist Group - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Michigan State Sued After Rejecting White Nationalist Group

by Associated Press

DETROIT — A lawsuit has been filed against Michigan State University after it denied a request to rent space on campus for White nationalist Richard Spencer to speak in September.

Georgia State University student Cameron Padgett, who tried to rent the room, sued Sunday alleging the university is violating Spencer’s free speech.

The East Lansing school has said in a statement the decision was made “due to significant concerns about public safety” and cited the “tragic violence” in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Spencer said in a text message to the Associated Press Sunday that, “Cameron Padgett is a brave young man who has my full support.”

Spencer was scheduled to speak at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville that ended in violence.

A woman was killed after a car drove into counterprotesters.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
White People Need Diversity, Too At my university and many others, “diversity” is like Frank's RedHot sauce, “they put that sh*t on everything!” It is drenched on mission and value statements. It is mixed into committees and task forces established to examine the ills facing Blac...
123 Nassar Victims Urge Michigan State Board to Fire Engler A letter signed by 123 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The w...
Ex-Medical School Dean Sent to Trial in Nassar Fallout EAST LANSING, Mich.— A former medical school dean at Michigan State University was ordered to trial Tuesday on criminal charges that grew from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Two women, including a current medical studen...
Health Insurance Remains an Issue for Students and Recent Grads The summer months and the period following graduation can leave some college students and recent graduates scrambling to find affordable, year-round health insurance if they lack coverage under a school or parent’s health plan. Dr. Linda Blumberg...
Semantic Tags: