On Nov. 10, under heavy pressure from other students as well as the administration, the College Republicans at Jesuit-affiliated Fordham University cancelled a lecture by conservative political commentator Ann Coulter. The appearance had been scheduled for Nov. 29 at the school’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, New York.
Coulter was never the first choice of Fordham’s College Republicans. That honor goes to syndicated columnist George Will, according to The Observer, Fordham’s student newspaper. Will’s fee reportedly exceeds the $10,000 Fordham had made available.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was the second choice. However, the College Republicans were reportedly worried that Cain would back out. Instead, they chose Coulter, only to back out themselves.