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UA holds 'Campus Conversation' despite charges being dropped against students

Posted at 5:46 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 20:02:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona held its first "Campus Conversation" Tuesday, where students and faculty could voice their concerns to university leaders.

The idea to start the forum came after three UA students interrupted a border patrol event back on March 19th, which resulted in charges being filed against them.

Those charges, however, dropped on Friday. The three students involved in the incident with Border Patrol agents will go through an administrative investigation and could still face consequences on the university level.

Despite those changes - the scheduled "campus conversation" went on, as planned. The forum was a chance for members of the university's community to talk about First Amendment rights, campus safety and more.

UA President Robert C. Robbins briefly introduced the event, then a panel from the UA campus community responded to public questions.

The event was the first of many "Campus Conversations," with more planned but not scheduled.