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Ayers To Make Speech Via Satellite After Appearance Canceled

First Posted: 04/30/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

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BOSTON (AP) -- Former Weather Underground Organization member William Ayers will address Boston College students via satellite after university administrators canceled an on-campus personal appearance.

Ayers was invited to speak by two student groups, but university officials rescinded the invitation on Friday.

Students at first tried to find an off-campus site. Melissa Roberts, vice president of the College Democrats of Boston College, tells The Boston Globe that Ayers will now speak via satellite from Chicago on Monday in Devlin Hall on campus.

The talk is open only to Boston College students, faculty and staff.

Ayers was a central figure in the 2008 presidential campaign when Republicans criticized Barack Obama for his connections to the former 1960s radical.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

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