Texas A&M Tightens Policy on Who Can Sponsor Outside Speaker - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Texas A&M Tightens Policy on Who Can Sponsor Outside Speaker

Email




by Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University has tightened its policy on who can sponsor outside speakers on campus after a December visit by white nationalist Richard Spencer caused unrest on the campus.

The new policy puts campus facilities off limits to outside speakers or groups with no affiliation to the university. The (Bryan-College Station) Eagle reports outside speakers wishing to speak on campus will now have to be sponsored by “a recognized Texas A&M student organization.”

Any campus organization that sponsors an unaffiliated group or speaker will be required to attend the event and “assume responsibility for any unpaid costs or property damage associated with the event.”

A&M spokeswoman Amy Smith says a “more comprehensive umbrella policy” is being developed for the university.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Audit: Iowa Athletics IT Director Submitted False Invoices IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa athletics department’s information technology director spent school money on personal items for his home and then submitted false invoices to cover his tracks, according to a state audit released Thursday. ...
Hungary Sees No Reason to Change Law Affecting Soros School BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s government said Thursday it sees no reason to alter the recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of st...
College Renames Building Amid Link to Racial Segregation EWING, N.J. — The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake was a racial segregationist. Paul Loser Hall was renamed Trenton Hall on Wednesday by the college board of trustees. The move comes a week after P...
Middleton Named Interim President of Lincoln University JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The former interim president of the University of Missouri system will take on the same role at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Lincoln University’s governing board announced Thursday that Mike Middleton will start next...
Semantic Tags: