In a severe outbreak of common sense, the University of Chicago has told incoming freshmen to leave their special little snowflake badges home.
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.
“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.
Wow, good for them. *standing ovation* If there is a sad part to this fantastic development it’s that this story is, in itself, newsworthy, and not the norm for every college in America.