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Chancellor Criticizes Talk by Yiannopoulos

December 16, 2016
 
 

Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial Breitbart author whose campus lectures are setting off controversies, was at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee this week. He used the speech, in part, to attack by name (and with a photo) a transgender individual who dropped out of the university. The student was among those pushing for more access for transgender students to the locker rooms that are consistent with their identities.

Mark A. Mone, chancellor of the university, both before and after the lecture said that the university could not bar people from appearing on campus due to their views. But Mone also sent out a campus email after the speech criticizing Yiannopoulos for singling out an individual. "I strongly condemn the belittling of others and their appearance, and the encouragement of hate and harassment. I also will not stand silently by when a member of our campus community is personally and wrongly attacked. I am disappointed that this speaker chose to attack a transgender student," he said.

 
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