August 25, 2016

DISCOMFORT SHOULD BE THE GOAL:

The University of Chicago Doesn't Support 'Trigger Warnings' Or 'Safe Spaces' (Rachel Dicker, Aug. 25, 2016, US News)

"You will find [at Chicago] that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement," Dean of Students Jay Ellison wrote. "At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort."

"Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own," Ellison continued.

Posted by at August 25, 2016 1:20 PM

  

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