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October 26, 2012 - 1:26am

#Michlinks: University protest sends Ann Coulter packing

BY RAYZA GOLDSMITH

#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.

Though conservative commentator Ann Coulter was prepared to give a speech on Tuesday at the University of Ottawa, a student protest that drew around 2,000 students to the university's Marion Hall forced a cancelation of the event. The protest allegedly posed a security threat to Coulter. The protest comes in the wake of a tweet from Coulter on Monday night, in which she referred to President Barack Obama as a “retard.”

Though college tuition rose by an average of 4.8 percent at four-year public universities, the increase was actually the smallest in more than a decade. The average tuition hike was $8,655 without financial aid, though that number is smaller when grants and tax credits are taken into consideration. Four-year private institutions saw a 4.2 percent increase in tuition, which essentially matches increases in the past couple of years.