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November 15, 2012 - 1:32am

#Michlinks: Fordham University group rescinds invite to Coulter

BY ANDREW SCHULMAN

#Michlinks is The Michigan Daily’s citizen journalism tool that compiles reporting about Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. If you find an interesting piece about the city of Ann Arbor, college life or the University, send a tweet with the hashtag #Michlinks for a chance to be published on our website.

After their decision to invite conservative commentator Ann Coulter to campus drew criticism from students, Fordham University's chapter of the College Republicans is examining other options for speakers to bring to the Bronx. Coulter, a University Law alum who called President Barack Obama a “retard” after one of the presidential debates, had been invited to talk at Fordham on Nov. 9. But the invitation evoked anger from students and prompted the university's president, Rev. Joseph McShane, to write a letter to the group slamming Coulter.

California Gov. Jerry Brown urged the struggling University of California system on Wednesday to “get more grounded” by offering more online courses. Brown has campaigned to avoid tuition increases. On Wednesday, he compared the situation facing public universities to the financial difficulties challenging newspapers.