PHOENIX (AP) — Conservative writer Ben Shapiro will speak at Grand Canyon University after a tussle between the school and a campus group that invited him.
The Arizona Republic reported last week that Shapiro will visit the university on April 10, according to a tweet from the Young America’s Foundation.
Shapiro and the school also confirmed the news.
University officials initially rescinded an invitation on Feb. 1 for Shapiro to talk, saying they wanted a speaker who would focus on political unity.
Their decision sparked a furor among conservative media.
The school reversed course five days later and re-invited Shapiro.
But officials said it would no longer work with the GCU chapter of the Young America’s Foundation.
The group, meanwhile, claims the school ceased discussions after a clash over a planned joint statement.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com