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Ben Shapiro spoke at Berkeley as protesters gathered outside - CNN

(CNN) As conservative radio host Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California Berkeley, protesters swarmed outside chanting various slogans. Police stood in full riot gear, standing guard as the school took extensive security measures, shutting ...and more »

Controversial Speaker Appears at Berkeley - Inside Higher Ed

Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer, gave a talk at the University of California, Berkeley, Thursday night. Shapiro is among several highly controversial speakers scheduled to speak there this month, amid concerns that clashes between various protest ...and more »

Stephen Bannon, Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos to headline far-right Berkeley festival - Los Angeles Times

A veritable who's who of far-right rock stars such as Pamela Geller, Mike Cernovich and Erik Prince are slated to join Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon at UC Berkeley later this month for “Free Speech ...and more »

'The University Has Coddled Students Too Long.' Conservative Firebrand Roils Berkeley - TIME

The preparations for Ben Shapiro's speech at the University of California, Berkeley, had been intense. In advance of the conservative's appearance on Thursday, the school shut down a big block of the campus. By early evening, police were roaming the ...and more »

UC-Berkeley braced for protests when conservative writer Ben Shapiro came to campus - Washington Post

A conservative writer came to speak at the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday night. And — in a sign of how fraught and polarized college campuses across the country, and most particularly this college campus, have become — Berkeley ...and more »

9 arrested as protesters gather at UC Berkeley for talk by conservative speaker Ben Shapiro - Los Angeles Times

There is intense security and some anxiety as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro speaks at UC Berkeley. By Javier Panzar and Alene TchekmedyianContact Reporters · Donald Trump · UC Berkeley · Andrew Breitbart. Hundreds of protesters swarmed UC ...and more »

Berkeley Faculty Members Sound Off On Proposed Boycott - CALIFORNIA

On Wednesday afternoon a letter was emailed to all UC Berkeley faculty, encouraging them to boycott all classes and campus activities from September 24th to the 27th—the dates in which Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, and Stephen K. Bannon have been ...and more »

The Cost of Free Speech Isn't Cheap at UC Berkeley - U.S. News & World Report

It cost the University of California, Berkeley an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night. Sept. 15, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.. The Cost of Free Speech Isn't Cheap at UC Berkeley ...and more »

UC Berkeley free speech in spotlight over super-tight security plans - San Francisco Chronicle

An unidentified critic of Ben Shapiro passes out posters s a day before the conservative commentator is scheduled to speak on campus on Wednesday September 13, 2017 in Berkeley. Photo: Otis R. Taylor Jr. / The Chronicle / Otis R. Taylor Jr. / The ...and more »

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ: 'Free speech has itself become controversial' - Los Angeles Times

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, the first woman to lead the nation's top public research university, has declared "Free Speech Year" on campus. (David Butow / For The Times). By Teresa WatanabeContact Reporter · Donald Trump · UC Berkeley ...and more »