From the College Fix: American University’s Fanta Aw, assistant vice president of campus life and a sociologist by training, said students are coopting phrases like “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” without understanding their psychological origins. “Most of our…
Topic: trigger warnings
Trigger Warnings Started in Internet Chat Rooms Years Ago, says FIRE President
From Campus Reform: The president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Greg Lukianoff, told Fox Business’ Adam Shapiro that college students are “absolutely kidding” themselves if they believe they’re safer in a…
Trigger Warnings Curtail Debate, Literally
For some time now, sages and scholars have been alleging that so-called “trigger warnings” curtail vigorous debate on campus. It turns out that the allegation is more than mere hyperbole. “In college debate, which, unlike…
Middlebury College Paper Adds Trigger Warnings due to White Staff
Yup, the school paper is too white, so there’s a trigger warning now.
Trigger Warnings Make the Campus Crime Alert List at University of Iowa
Seriously, University of Iowa?! Trigger warnings are worthy of a campus crime alert? Photo by Phil Roeder
‘The Hunger Games’ is Sexist, says Professor
A panel of professors at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, this time held in Austin, Texas, argued about feminism and sexism in today’s young adult (YA) novels in “The Hunger Games” and other similar…
Rape Exhibit at Columbia gets the Trigger Warning Treatment
It’s a confusing situation. First, the exhibit was poorly advertised, then flyers were passed out to warn of a trigger warning. The exhibit was also done when students were preparing to go on Christmas break.
3 in 5 College Professors say Trigger Warnings Threaten Academic Freedom
Yup, trigger warnings are not good for academic freedom: The National Coalition Against Censorship has an interesting new survey that might make professors on the hard left rethink their support for – or at least neutrality…
Professor Realizes Trigger Warnings have Ruined College Campuses, wrote Salon
If Salon realized this, that means it’s getting really bad and much worse than you’d imagine: You won’t believe it. I only believe it because the evidence is right in front of my face. Here,…
The Word “American” is Offensive to New Hampshire University Officials
They even published a guidebook to tell students which words are “problematic” to use on their campus at the University of New Hampshire.