University students received letter of the institution’s firm stance against "trigger warnings,"
Trigger warnings are alerts that professors are expected to issue if something in a course might cause a strong emotional response.
Incoming University of Chicago students recently received a headline-making letter from the institution, in which the school took a firm stance against "trigger warnings," "safe spaces," and other classroom functions believed by some to create a more inclusive campus culture (and others to be a symptom of an overly sensitized younger generation).
Among these is Brown University, which last year created a room or “safe space” because a debate on sexual assault was taking place on campus.
While that example might have highlighted the descriptive aspects of a single safe space more than its operative purpose (i.e., allowing victims to circumvent exposure to traumatic discussion), it also touched on the oft-asked question of whether campuses truly created environments on which students were forced to walk on eggshells for fear of offending classmates simply by participating in academic endeavors.
The overall belief that trigger warnings are exceptionally common, disruptive, and overly politically correct was probed in a December 2015 Huffington Post article based on a nonscientific survey conducted by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) of hundreds of working professors on college campuses
Everything from general playground safety improvement to federal anti-harassment protections was pegged as a possible precursor to a purported campus culture in which few are free to truly express opinions without fear: Read more; Source, snopes.com
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