I didn't get that from the link in the OP (which seems to be more of an opinion piece than a piece of actual reporting). Further, from the first sentence in the link, it seems to me that the University is deciding to mandate segregation "just in case" a speaker might be offended (and thus unable to speak?) by mixed seating.johnny_7713 wrote:If I understand the case correctly I think a key point is that these speakers are not invited by the university directly, but by organisations (student unions or the like) that have been granted use of a certain space
Further, from the video, it seems that the speaker is refusing to speak. That is the speaker's prerogative. It is not (and should not be) the obligation of a venue to prevent a speaker from refusing to speak. I caught something about a promise ("you promised it would be segregated"?) but that's a different issue, if I even heard it right.