College Republicans at Columbia Allege Discrimination Over Dennis Prager Talk
“no such regulation appears to exist”
Prager is set to do an event at the school and suddenly, organizers are told there’s a problem with live streaming it.
Campus Reform reports:
Columbia Republicans allege discrimination ahead of Prager talk
The Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) is accusing the school of trying to “silence” Dennis Prager’s upcoming talk by imposing a new ban on livestreaming.
Prager will return to his alma mater on Wednesday to deliver a speech on “How I Found God and Judaism at Columbia,” and up until last week, Prager’s educational nonprofit PragerU had plans to livestream the event to its nearly three million followers.
Though CUCR President Ari Boosalis told Campus Reform that the club had previously obtained permission for PragerU to livestream, he said Columbia changed course last Tuesday and emailed him at 9:06 a.m. revoking permission.
While Columbia claims that it prohibits third-party livestreaming, no such regulation appears to exist. In fact, precedent contradicts this, as Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) live-streamed CUCR’s events last year featuring Hermain Cain and Dinesh D’Souza.
“In hosting these other events, the University was more than happy to help us livestream the event and even had signs indicating where to find the livestreams as well, but things have changed now,” Boosalis wrote in a recent press-release to CUCR’s mailing list.
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