Going against the grain, University of Chicago dean-with-a-spine tells incoming freshmen “Brace yourself for hearing other points of view”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
U. of C. tells incoming freshmen it does not support ‘trigger warnings’ or ‘safe spaces’
by Leonor Vivanco and Dawn Rhodes
August 25, 2016

…As colleges across the country wrestle with balancing academic freedom and open discourse with student health and safety, University of Chicago Dean of Students John Ellison told incoming freshmen in a letter what they should expect…“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…” READ MORE

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