Finally, a respite from collegiate moonbattery:
The University of Chicago, one of America’s most prestigious and selective universities, is warning incoming students starting this fall not to expect safe spaces and a trigger-free existence during their four-year journey through academia.
In a letter sent to the class of 2020, Dean of Students John (Jay) Ellison said one of the defining characteristics of the school was its unwavering commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression. Civility and mutual respect are vital to the campus culture, the letter states, but not at the expense of shielding students from unpopular opinions or ideas.
“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,” the letter states.
BRAVO! A win for sanity. This fellow has done what every single college dean should have been doing for the last few years. That is standing up to these bullies and their calls for hypersensitivity, safe spaces and their incessant carping about “trigger warnings”. sadly, most college deans have caved in to these miscreants, or simply coddled these overgrown brats. Enough of that foolish strategy. It is well past time all of us realized that students like this do not want to get along, or be understood, or respected. they want to bully, intimidate and silence anyone who dares express differing views. That cannot be tolerated. Being a Liberal, and being outspoken on college campuses is fine, as is being Conservative, Libertarian, etc. Bullying, however, and preventing an open discourse on issues and ideals is not!