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Amid Protest, Speech Called Off at Texas Southern

October 10, 2017

Texas Southern University on Monday called off a lecture by a conservative state legislator amid protests of the event, The Dallas Morning News reported. The university said that the event was not properly registered. Organizers of the event disputed this. The state legislator, Briscoe Cain, was there to give the lecture, and he said the event was called off because the university wasn't willing to do anything about the students who were shouting as he was to have started speaking.

Video posted by a report for KHOU News shows students shouting, "When a racist comes to town, shut it down" and "No hate anywhere. You don't get a platform here."

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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