"Kent State University has responded to a request from associates of Richard Spencer to speak on campus May 4 that we are unable to accommodate his request. The weeks of April 30 - May 12 are always an exceptionally busy time on our campus, with numerous activities marking the end of our academic year.After being met with denials from other schools including Michigan State and Ohio State, Spencer and/or his supporters have filed lawsuits or threatened legal action. MSU, in settling a lawsuit filed by Spencer's lawyer late last year, yesterday announced Spencer would be allowed to speak on campus. We'll let you know if there are any further development's following Kent State's decision.
"Kent State values respectful dialogue from all points of view, including ideology that is controversial or offensive. Consistent with our core values, we encourage open dialogue, freedom of expression and respectful discourse in an inclusive environment."