2009-02-26 / Local & State

Central Pa. GOP Reps Want Ayers Visit Canceled

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Republican state representatives from central Pennsylvania have written to university officials urging them to cancel an upcoming campus lecture by former radical activist William Ayers.

The Lancaster County lawmakers say the appearance at Millersville University would be inappropriate. His role in the radical Weather Underground 40 years ago became an issue in the recent presidential campaign.

Ayers is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Millersville spokeswoman Janet Kacskos says the March 19 event is expected to go on as scheduled.

State System of Higher Education spokesman Kenn Marshall says system Chancellor John Cavanaugh hopes to meet with the lawmakers to discuss their concerns.

Messages left Friday for Ayers weren't immediately returned.

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