Posts Tagged ‘Safe Spaces’

‘University Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness’

September 7, 2016

Canadian Universities Please Take Note:

Image: CBC

Image: CBC

“The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen is a college staple, but this week the ‘University of Chicago’ took a different approach: It sent new students a blunt statement opposing some hallmarks of campus political correctness…

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,”

John Ellison, Dean of Students, wrote to members of the class of 2020, who will arrive next month. (more…)