Ayers event postponed

    William Ayers’ scheduled speech has been postponed to “a later date in the winter” due to security reasons, according to a Northwestern official.

    “Due to the limited time frame between now and Thursday, there is not adequate time to thoroughly plan for the safety, security, and other logistical needs of this event,” said Tedd Vanadilok, director Asian/Asian American Student Affairs, in an e-mail.

    The Muslim cultural Students Association had planned for the former Weather Underground member, whose links to Barack Obama became an issue in the recent presidential campaign, to speak on Thursday night.

    “The postponed date will give more time to McSA and the necessary university staff to do this in order to host a safe, efficient, and productive program for everyone involved,” Vanadilok said.

    More to come.


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