AUT 2016 | Debate on safe spaces and trigger warnings at UChicago
"We believe that part of our 20th Anniversary year has to include not only a serious assessment of the state of race in our city and country, but also continued efforts to address institutional racism and racial conflict in our scholarship and on our campus."
-Professor Michael C. Dawson
John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College
Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
Toward this end, we would like to draw your attention to the recent press on the University of Chicago's stance on safe spaces and trigger warnings, and the response from some students and faculty members:
Aug 24, 2016 | The Chicago Maroon: "University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings"
Sep 10, 2016 | The New York Times: "Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Free Speech, Too"
Sep 13, 2016 | The Chicago Maroon: "Letter: Faculty Respond To Ellison With A Letter Of Their Own"