Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

Marquette adviser Ethan Hollenberger urges students to block Ben Shapiro speech

Windows were smashed and fires were set to protest Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, mostly by Refusing Fascism activists (somewhat funded by George Soros) and now a staff member at Marquette University’s campus presses for students to rally against Ben Shapiro’s upcoming speech.

“Really what we are trying to do is give conservatives a stronger voice on campus,” said Mark Seeberg, Young Americans for Freedom, in defense of having the vocal conservative visit the Wisconsin university.


“He’s one of the best conservative speakers we feel is able to debunk the campus phenomenon that has been exploding recently,” said Seeberg.

“It’s unfortunate someone who is employed by the university, working directly with students, would advise they sabotage an event,” said Ethan Hollenberger, campus adviser.

According to the group, a member of the university’s “Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies,” posted to Facebook urging students to “reserve a seat as a student (to take a seat away from someone who would actually go)” and then not show up.

“She claims she got off the phone with a director of diversity for this idea. Which is contrary of diversity of thought. Diversity of intellect on campus,” said Seeberg.

The employee even urges a former employee to “register as a student (they can’t tell honestly).” Other students say the plan is wrong.

“I think it’s a foolish way of making a statement,” said a student. Another student said, “it is un-American if you only listen to what you like.”

The university has responded with a statement saying: “We had addressed this issue with the staff member internally and will work to make sure that interested students have an opportunity to see Ben Shapiro on February 8.”

The organizers say they are expected a standing room only crowd next Wednesday. The group is encouraging people with differing political opinions to be in the room, but be respectful.

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  1. John McAdams says:

    The headline is wrong, and indeed bizarre.

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