Virginia Tech Re-Invites Speaker after Outcry

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14466889414_f53f050480_b_virginia-tech-universityFrom Campus Reform:

University president Timothy Sands issued a statement Thursday saying the school has “apologized to Jason Riley for this error in judgment, and Dean [Robert] Sumichrast has invited him to speak at Virginia Tech,” but maintaining that the original invitation had been made erroneously, and attributing the ensuing controversy to “confusion” and “miscommunication.”

Last Monday, National Review reported that Riley, a Wall Street Journal columnist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow, had received an email informing him that his invitation to deliver the next BB&T Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech had been cancelled due to concerns that it would incite protests.

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