May 10, 2019

UA President on What's Next After Forum on Free Speech

The event followed protests demanding Border Patrol be banned from campus.

The University of Arizona closed out another academic year with some unfinished business hanging over the break regarding how it will protect the right to free speech and address concerns raised about the presence of federal immigration agencies on campus. UA President Bobby Robbins sat down with Lorraine Rivera to discuss issues stemming from an incident on March 19 when three students were subsequently cited for disrupting a presentation given by two Border Patrol agents to a criminal justice club. Several protests followed where demonstrators accused the UA of violating the students' free speech and also demanded Border Patrol be banned from campus. It culminated with a Campus Conversations event hosted by UA administrators to hear from all sides on the issue. Arizona 360 heard from Robbins about lessons learned so far and the university's next steps.

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