University campuses around the country have made news in recent years with policies adding “trigger warnings” to potentially offensive, difficult or controversial teaching materials; and with the creation of safe spaces, where various types of language and behavior are not tolerated.
But the dean of students at the University of Chicago has sent all incoming freshman a letter, widely circulated on social media, telling them trigger warnings and safe spaces won’t be allowed at Chicago.
In a welcome letter to freshmen, the College made clear that it does not condone safe spaces or trigger warnings: pic.twitter.com/9ep3n0ZbgV
— The Chicago Maroon (@ChicagoMaroon) August 24, 2016
Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone about the university’s approach to free speech.