Donald Trump Jr. to speak at UNT event on Tuesday

Donald Trump Jr. will speak Tuesday at AT&T Stadium at a private event hosted by the University of North Texas, despite complaints from alumni and faculty.

Nearly 100 UNT faculty members signed a letter opposing the invitation last month.

UNT says the speaker series is intended to raise money for scholarships and is a private event. The university says the evening is traditionally open only to table sponsors and their guests. No media credentials are being issued.

Freedom of speech is expected to be one of Trump Jr.'s topics on Tuesday.

The campus newspaper, the North Texas Daily, has been following the Trump Jr. visit from its announcement.

“I think generally students have responded negatively,” said NT Daily Editor Reece Waddell. “Based on social media and the conversation around campus it has been overwhelmingly negative."

Some students on campus, who didn’t want to be on camera, said they thought it was good to have the views of someone close to the president -- but were perplexed that no coverage would be allowed.

Arlington police will provide security on Tuesday. As of Monday evening, no one had filed a request with the city to show up to protest or support Trump Jr.’s appearance.

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