Boston College: Controversial Speaker Disinvited

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Boston College

On March 31, 2009, The Boston Globe reported that Boston College not only banned former Weather Underground member William Ayers from campus but also refused to permit him to speak on campus via satellite to an audience limited to members of the BC community, citing “security issues.” On April 2, FIRE wrote to BC, criticizing it for its history of censorship, control over student press, and speaker disinvitations. As with previous letters to the college, FIRE did not receive a response from BC.