Univ. of Chicago letter to freshman: There will be no ‘trigger warnings’ or ‘safe spaces’

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It’s about time.

From the Washington Times:

The University of Chicago has once again expressed its commitment to free speech, warning incoming freshmen not to expect any “trigger warnings” or safe spaces on campus where individuals can retreat from intellectual challenges.

In a letter sent to the class of 2020, the dean of students for undergraduates explained the private university’s “commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression.”

“Members of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn, without fear of censorship. Civility and mutual respect are vital to all of us, and freedom of expression does not mean the freedom to harass or threaten others,” Jay Ellison wrote, according to the letter obtained by Intellectual Takeout. “You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.

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Boom. Maybe if Mizzou had done this, they could have avoided a massive decline in enrollment as well as becoming a national embarrassment.

University of Wisconsin, on the other hand…