Troy Worden takes third-place among 2017's Higher Ed Heroes

Conservative activist and former Berkeley College Republicans President Tory Worden took third place in Campus Reform’s 2017 Higher Ed Heroes competition.

Worden, a Campus Reform Campus Correspondent, attained national prominence for inviting several conservative and controversial speakers to his liberal campus, most notably Milo Yiannopoulos, whose presence on campus sparked the now-infamous riots.

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Amid the fallout from the riots, Worden made several appearances on national television, including Fox News, to discuss his experiences on campus, and was subsequently harassed and even stalked by Antifa members.

In one instance, prominent Antifa activist Yvette Felarca even filed a restraining order against Worden, though a California court subsequently dismissed the motion, and recently ordered Felarca to pay $11,000 in damages for her “frivolous” claims.

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“Felarca’s frivolous legal actions were meant to intimidate me and hinder my political activism, but also prevented me from going to class,” Worden recently told Campus Reform. “I can now go on with my main purpose at UC Berkeley, which is to get an education and exercise my free speech rights without interference.”

Stay tuned as Campus Reform announces the remaining finalists in its Higher Ed Heroes competition.

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