At Least 150 Chicago Professors Disagree with Dean’s Statement on No More ‘Safe Spaces’

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Over 150 professors at the University of Chicago don’t like what their dean of students said about no more ‘trigger warnings’ or ‘safe spaces’:

More than 150 professors from the University of Chicago are pushing back against their Dean of Students for explicitly rejecting “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” in a letter to students.

The controversial letter, penned by Dean of Students John Ellison, warns incoming freshman that “we do not condone safe spaces” or “support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’” prompting a national debate over restrictions on free expression.

The latest salvo comes in the form of an open letter published Tuesday in The Chicago Maroon, which is addressed to the Class of 2020 and had been signed by 168 faculty members as this article went to press.