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Nick Fuentes 

Nick Fuentes, an American YouTube personality and political commentator who regularly hosts the America First podcast, will not be speaking at Rose-Hulman on Wednesday, a Rose-Hulman spokesperson said today.

His appearance on campus had caused much controversy. He was scheduled to speak on the topic, “Is Immigration Killing America?” at the invitation of the campus student group, Young Americans for Liberty.

"The national Young Americans for Liberty organization has pulled Rose-Hulman’s chapter affiliation, effectively closing the chapter, said Mary Atteberry, Rose-Hulman's vice president for communication and marketing. 

"As such, the student organization no longer exists and Lizzy Bohnet (formerly the vice president of the Young Americans for Liberty at RHIT) has informed the speaker that he will not have an engagement at Rose-Hulman after all.

"Rose-Hulman has no further comment on this matter," Atteberry said.

The event was not sponsored or endorsed by Rose-Hulman.

According to an August 2017 article in the Chicago Tribune, Fuentes “garnered media attention in the past year for his support of Donald Trump and his YouTube videos, ‘America First with Nick Fuentes,’ in which he espoused his views about the failure of multiculturalism, immigration and his anger about what he said has been the marginalization of white people.”

This article will be updated. 

Sue Loughlin has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star for more than 30 years. She covers general news with a focus on education.