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Ben Shapiro to speak at Grand Canyon U after heated back-and-forth – Education Dive

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  • Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro will speak on Grand Canyon University’s campus in April after a weeklong back-and-forth with the university over whether he would be allowed, the Arizona Republic reported.
  • Grand Canyon initially rejected Shapiro’s appearance after the conservative student group Young America’s Foundation (YAF) announced he would be coming. Though the Christian university said in its announcement that it agreed with many of Shapiro’s views, it decided to cancel the event to foster unity among the campus community.
  • In response to blowback from students and conservative commentators, Grand Canyon reversed its decision and invited Shapiro to speak. However, he rejected the offer until it included YAF’s involvement.

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