No more political correctness and if you are thinking about bringing it on this campus, you need not apply. The University of Chicago should be commended for taking this position. Bravo!
This needs to be on every college campus! Education is about being taught how “to think” not “what to think.” Ideas and opinions different from your own are part of education and everyday life. If you don’t learn how to handle it in college, how on earth could you function in the real world!
Personally, I’ve learned more from people I’m in disagreement with, than from people I have agreed with. A big part of this is harboring an atmosphere of respect, for all points of view. The overly sensitive and whiny attitudes need not apply.
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.
The University of Chicago is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the world, and also one of the most selective. Only about 8% of the more than 31,000 people who applied to enter the class of 2020 were accepted by the school.
The warning from Chicago stands in sharp contrast to many other American universities that have gone out of their way to coddle students by protecting them from ideas they may find offensive or disturbing.
So-called trigger warnings have been issued over everything from newspaper opinion pieces to art exhibits to reading assignments so that students who might find the content distressing or disturbing can avoid being exposed to it.
If they want to really challenge these kids they need some good old conservative values to throw at their entitlement attitudes! Challenge them to actually think about what they are saying and make them work out a solution to their problems …….other than make the rich guy pay for it all!
Finally, when Donald Trump comes to power he should put an end to the liberal insanity that has poisoned the colleges and universities across America in the last eight years.
Accolades to them. Too bad the rest of Chicago is so crazy.
What do you think about this college’s decision to stop this dangerous political correctness attitude sweeping the nation? Do you think it will work? Share your comments below and let me know what you think.