Finally, a ray of sunshine from academia. As reported by the The Chicago Maroon:
"Incoming first-years received a letter from the College today making clear that the University of Chicago does not condone safe spaces or trigger warnings.
'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,' reads the letter from Dean of Students Jay Ellison."
Bravo, Mr. Ellison. Gutsy. Sets the University of Chicago apart from other American campuses that have surrendered to fanaticism.
I haven't been back to the University of Chicago since receiving my B.A. from that school in 1982. Perhaps it's time to visit. Famous for its "common core" undergraduate requirement, the University of Chicago has again demonstrated that its commitment to education remains undefiled.