TODAY'S TMJ4 reached out to the university and Chancellor Mark Mone sent us a statement saying:
"While I understand that people may object to the content of Yiannopoulos's speech, the University, as a public entity, is limited in its ability to regulate the content of such events and must apply the same policies to them regardless of any person or group's objection to messages with which they disagree. That being said, UWM does not endorse the speaker’s views. Additionally, no tuition or segregated fee funds are being used to support the event."
TODAY'S TMJ4 also reached out to Turning Point USA and President Abrianna Koenig sent us a statement saying:
"At this time we are aware of the groups forming to cancel the event. However these groups have not affected our process of moving forward with this event. Turning Point USA is a nonpartisan group. It is our job as an organization to educate the public on a variety of topics and viewpoints, as we will be bringing a variety of speakers to campus."