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  1. UC Berkeley spent $4 million for free speech event securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 5 | KSL-TV

    The University of California, Berkeley spent almost $4 million on security for a month of free speech events last year when the famously liberal campus became a flashpoint for the country's political divisions. The university revealed in documents that it spent $3.9 million to bring in outside police forces, pay their room, board and overtime, have ambulances on standby, rent barricades and pay other security costs for three events scheduled from Aug. 27 to Sept.


  2. Trump administration supports suit over Berkeley speakersRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 25 | KSL-TV

    The Trump administration is throwing its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing on Thursday that the allegations raised by the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation would violate the First Amendment if proven true.


  3. UConn college Republicans, Democrats host dueling lecturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | KSL-TV

    UConn's College Republicans on Wednesday evening are welcoming Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire. His appearance at the University of California, Berkeley sparked protests when he spoke there last fall.


  4. Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | KSL-TV

    A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut. Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at an event hosted by UConn's College Republicans.


  5. College student in US illegally free after weeks in custodyRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2018 | KSL-TV

    A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border. Mora cried when he was released and told San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV that it was the first time he had seen the sun in 18 days.


  6. Lawyers: 4 sue city, UC Berkeley over injuries at riotRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2018 | KSL-TV

    Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city, their attorneys said Tuesday. The plaintiffs say in the suit filed Thursday in federal court in Oakland that officials failed to protect them from being pepper-sprayed and beaten when they were trying to attend a Feb. 1 speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative commentator.


  7. University to review conservative speaker appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | KSL-TV

    The University of Connecticut is reviewing plans by a Republican student group to bring in a well-known conservative speaker, two months after a speech by another right-wing pundit led to the arrests of him and a protester. UConn's College Republicans are again sponsoring the talk, this time by Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests.


  8. California balcony fall victims settle with building ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Relatives of six college students who died when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it. Attorney Joseph R. Lucia said in a statement Monday that terms of the settlement with owner BlackRock and management firm Greystar were confidential.


  9. Yiannopoulos on California campus, police gird for violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at a Southern California college campus on Halloween night and other student groups are planning a "unity" party demonstration to offset what they say is his hateful rhetoric. About 800 people are expected to attend the speech at California State University, Fullerton, but it's unclear how many might show up in opposition.


  10. Park Service drops funding for Black Panther Party projectRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2017 | KSL-TV

    The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump. The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year research project on the black power group, which was founded in Oakland in 1966.


  11. Great Clips of the Week: Cal QB flips for upset win; MLS doesn't understand geographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | KSL-TV

    In a week where no top 25 programs faced off, four of the top 10 lost. The madness began Friday night - Friday the 13th, that is - with stunning wins by Syracuse and Cal over No.


  12. Bill, Chelsea Clinton bringing student conference to BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | KSL-TV

    A leadership conference created by former President Bill Clinton is bringing hundreds of college students from across the country to Boston this weekend. Northeastern University is hosting the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, which gathers students and experts in a variety of fields to discuss solutions to world problems.


  13. University of Wisconsin approves protest punishment policyRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | KSL-TV

    University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy Friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all sides of issues and arguments. The Board of Regents adopted the language on a voice vote during a meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Sout in Menomonie.


  14. Police continue investigating fights during protests at U.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Officers continued Friday to investigate various fights that broke out on the University of Utah campus Wednesday during conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's speech, said U. Deputy Police Chief Rick Mclenon. A number of cellphone videos were submitted to police after the three-hour protest, Mclenon said.


  15. The U. prepares for Shapiro's speech Wednesday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | KSL-TV

    As the University of Utah prepares for conservative speaker Ben Shapiro's speech Wednesday night, the spokesman for the organization that invited him said there's a "different breed of protesters" in Utah than at the University of California, Berkeley. " feel they have a right to shut down speech they disagree with.


  16. U. may change ticket policy after handout to Shapiro event leads to controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | KSL-TV

    A first-come, first-served ticket handout for an event featuring former Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro was met with controversy itself at the University of Utah, Saturday. Now, when Shapiro takes the stage Wednesday night to speak, it might be the last time the university allows a student organization to control event ticketing duties on-campus.


  17. U. braces for controversial speaker Ben Shapiro but encourages more like himRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | KSL-TV

    A controversial speaker who drew protests before his speech at the University of California, Berkeley is speaking Wednesday night at the University of Utah. A group of students is organizing on campus in hopes of "shutting him down," but the school's administration doesn't want that to happen.


  18. Several arrested at UC Berkeley protest amid tense exchangesRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Police arrested at least four people Tuesday during a small but tense rally staged by a politically conservative group at the University of California, Berkeley. Amid heavy police presence, the protest was led by Joey Gibson, leader of a group called Patriot Prayer, and supporters including Kyle Chapman, a self-described "American nationalist."


  19. U. officials chat with students before this week's Ben Shapiro speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Former Breitbart News editor Ben Shapiro is coming to speak at the University of Utah on Wednesday, and many students are divided on how the university should handle his appearance. Some student groups called on university officials to cancel the speech, while others applauded the university's decision to defend freedom of speech.


  20. Latest: Right-wing activist holds small rally, blows kissesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | KSL-TV

    The Latest on a planned speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley : Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos blew kisses, posed for selfies and addressed a few dozen supporters at the University of California, Berkeley, while a slightly larger crowd protesting his appearance was kept separate by police. Yiannopoulos, wearing sunglasses and an American flag hoodie under a denim jacket, spoke without amplification Sunday on the steps of Sproul Hall.


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