Some students at the University of Northern Iowa have accused the institution of racial bias, after UNI officials decided not to honor all non-student tickets to an upcoming rap concert by the group Waka Flocka Flame this weekend.
But the school’s powers-that-be say it’s because police have told them that “potential gang members,” could be in attendance.
The group is scheduled to perform Saturday in the Maucker Union ballroom on the Cedar Falls campus, but only student tickets will be honored. UNI officials say tickets sold to the general public will not be accepted and the $25 ticket price will be refunded.
After members of the Campus Activities Board(CAB) met with administration officials, including UNI President Mark Nook, on Sunday, the concert was moved back to its original location, Maucker, instead of the Nielsen Field House, but the administration says the entire building will be closed for the day(Friday) leading up to the concert.