Will dis(concert)ing campus visitors mark a turning point for UConn?

by michael katz • APRIL 12th, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

Boy, this past week certainly has riled people up here at UConn! On April 9, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) founder Charlie Kirk and guests Candace Owens and Dave Rubin spoke about maintaining conservative values in the face of a society that suppresses free speech. Then on April 11, singer-songwriter and rapper Sean Kingston was scheduled to open for the UCONNIC Music Festival—at least until student protests led to a last-minute cancellation by SUBOG. The political trio’s reputation as radical provocateurs, coupled with Kingston’s sexual assault allegations, aroused quite the student outcry.