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Ahmadinejad at Columbia Roundup

One of the top stories in the nation today is the speech that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just finished giving at Columbia University. Here’s an early report on the speech from, and video of the speech is available on the front page. The Columbia Spectator has also been liveblogging the event. Yesterday, the AP reported on the debate over “extremist speakers” at colleges, quoting FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate. Finally, here on The Torch, FIRE’s own Sean Clark covered the contrast between Columbia’s invitation to Ahmadinejad and its disinvitation of Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist. We’ll also be following the fallout from Ahmadinejad’s visit in the coming days.

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