Robert Zoellick, Swarthmore College

From April 2013, to April 2013
Swarthmore College

Robert Zoellick was a deputy secretary of state under President George W. Bush, and was nominated by Bush as president of the World Bank in 2007. In 2013, Zoellick was invited to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Swarthmore College on June 2. Some students and faculty objected to Zoellick’s participation […]

Ben Carson, Johns Hopkins University

From March 2013, to April 2013
Johns Hopkins University

2016 Republican president candidate Ben Carson cancelled his appearance at Johns Hopkins University’s graduation ceremony after an outcry over remarks he made about gay marriage.

Young America’s Foundation v. Covino

From February 2016, to February 2017
California State University, Los Angeles

The Young America’s Foundation is conservative non-profit organization “whose mission is to educate the public on the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, traditional values, and leadership.” In 2016, the Foundation partnered with Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator and provocateur, to host a nationwide speaking tour at college campuses to discuss […]

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, College of William & Mary

From October 2017, to October 2017
College of William & Mary

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Virginia.  Gastañaga was scheduled to speak on the campus of the College of William & Mary on October 4, 2017 at an event co-sponsored by William & Mary’s student-run programming organization Alma Mater Productions and the ACLU. Shortly after she […]