• University of Chicago Says NO to Political Correctness in a Big Way

    Welcome to the University of Chicago.

    Most colleges are swinging far to the left and worshiping at the alter of political correctness. Words like “Microaggression”,  “Trigger Warnings”, and “Safe Spaces” have become all the rage on campuses across the country.

    Not every campus.

    Incoming Freshmen have many expectations about what college will be like. The University of Chicago decided to make it perfectly clear by sending out this acceptance letter below:


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    Academics around the country are embracing the relatively new trend of using trigger warnings to shield students from ideas that might be discomforting or trauma-inducing. These ideas often include topics that touch on “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.”

    Though there is some debate surrounding how widespread the use of trigger warnings actually is, a survey conducted last year by the National Coalition Against Censorship found that a majority of educators had used trigger warnings at one time or another.

    Similarly, many universities are creating “safe spaces” where students can relax free from ideas that might be stressful or anxiety-inducing. Among these is Brown University, which last year created a room “with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies” because a debate on sexual assault was taking place on campus.

    Others universities have canceled “controversial” speakers—Condoleezza Rice, George Will, Jason Riley, and Michelle Malkin, among them—under pressure from faculty or students.

    You have to enjoy the boldness of the University of Chicago for putting the truth out there in black and white and the good old fashioned way – a printed letter home to students. The University of Chicago might start to change the way people think about Illinois in general, as a bastion of liberal idiocy. Enjoy an excerpt from the Letter.

    Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to the college at the University of Chicago. Earning a place in our community of scholars is no small achievement and we are delighted that you selected Chicago to continue your intellectual journey.

    Once here you will discover that one of the University of Chicago’s defining characteristics is our 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. 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.

    However, not all faculty and alumni are thrilled with the bold letter. Most seem intrigued rather than offended.

    A current student should obviously challenge Ellison to a debate on this. -Osito Nwanevu

    The glory of the free market. There are plenty excellent schools that have embraced the hugbox model of education. If you want a hugbox friendly school, go to a hugbox friendly school. – Justin Shelby

    Admin taking another big, condescending shit on safe spaces in the guise of “commitment to academic freedom.” – Emily Orenstein

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    Kudos to The University of Chicago for at least trying to stand tall in a world full of cowardly higher education.

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