Amid much controversy and a counter-rally, best-selling author and politically conservative speaker Ann Coulter spoke on campus in September, spending 30 minutes addressing contemporary issues and ending with a brief question-and-answer session.
The event was organized, hosted and funded by the College Republicans. Coulter is an Ivy League-educated lawyer who is known for her satirical and abrasive sense of humor. She is generally reviled by the liberal left and revered by right-wing conservatives. She calls herself “the gold standard for liberal bile.” Some see her commentary as humorous and say her critics take her too literally.