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    Student Government at Concordia Pulls Funding for Ben Shapiro Talk

    Student Government at Concordia Pulls Funding for Ben Shapiro Talk

    “by a 28-2 margin”

    Members of the student government association were reportedly hit with multiple complaints so they folded.

    Campus Reform reports:

    Student gov pulls Shapiro funding after students complain

    The Concordia College student government will no longer be funding a talk by a conservative journalist and commentator Ben Shapiro.

    The Minnesota school’s Student Government Association (SGA) made the decision to pull the funding on Thursday after holding an emergency vote to determine if Shapiro should be backed by the organization, Inforum reported.

    The SGA voted against funding Shapiro by a 28-2 margin, overturning a previous 13-10 vote in favor of giving Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)—the student organization that is hosting the event—$7,080 to help with speaker expenses.

    The decision to pull funding for the Shapiro event reportedly comes in the wake of sharp criticism from multiple students, who condemned the SGA for its use of financial resources.

    According to YAF, several SGA members were bombarded by a flurry of complaints from students who were disturbed by the original decision to partially fund the conservative journalist.

    In a letter to all students on Wednesday, the SGA announced that it will hold “our first ever State of the Students Address” on Dec. 7 that would be immediately followed by a senate meeting.


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