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The University of Chicago, one of America’s most prestigious and selective universities, is warning incoming students starting this fall not to expect safe spaces and a trigger-free existence during their four-year journey through academia.

In a letter sent to the class of 2020, university officials said one of the defining characteristics of the school was its unwavering commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression. Civility and mutual respect are vital to the campus culture, the letter states, but not at the expense of shielding students from unpopular opinions or ideas.

“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,” the letter states.

The University of Chicago is consistently ranked one of the top universities in the world, and also one of the most selective. Only about 8 percent of the more than 31,000 people who applied to enter the class of 2020 were accepted by the school.

The warning from Chicago stands in sharp contrast to many other American universities that have gone out of their way to coddle students by protecting them from ideas they may find offensive or disturbing.

The University of Chicago is having none of it. To drive home the point, the letter to students includes a link to a report on freedom of expression issued by the university in January 2015. The report quotes a former president of the University, Hanna Holborn Gray, as saying that “education should not be intended to make people comfortable, it is meant to make them think.
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University of Chicago's gonna be a warzone this year

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University of Chicago's gonna be a warzone this year

Well it is on the South Side of Chicago.

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The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.

The big enrollment drop at MU has been brewing for months, but finally became a reality this week with the start of fall term on campus. MU’s freshman class this year has some 4,799 students, a drop of over 1,400 from last year, when freshmen numbered 6,211. Overall enrollment is down by over 2,200, a drop of about 7 percent, according to preliminary numbers released by the school.

The drop is even worse than officials at the school were predicting last spring. In March, interim chancellor Hank Foley warned the school was facing a drop of 1,500 students.
The decline is wreaking havoc on the school’s budget, which has a hole of about $30 million. To contain costs and reflect its shrinking population, the school has already shuttered several dormitories.

It’s not hard to find the cause of the school’s woes. Last year, the black activist group Concerned Student 1950 launched a major protest effort, claiming the school was a hotbed of racism and demanding the ouster of MU president Thomas Wolfe. After black members of the football team went on strike, their demands were swiftly met. At the same time, professor Melissa Click was caught on camera attacking a student journalist trying to cover the protests, and calling for “muscle” to carry him off if he refused to leave. Though Click was eventually fired, campus officials otherwise focused on trying to placate protesters and meet their demands, but this only spurred follow-up protests.

As imitation protests sprung up all over the country, MU rapidly became identified with a new, more vigorous brand of disruptive campus activism bolstered by the Black Lives Matter movement. Evidently, that reputation is causing thousands of students to stay far away.

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Courtesy of WQAD TV in the Quad Cities...when school mascots are apparently as scary as evil clowns?

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UI professor worried “angry” Herky mascot promotes aggression and violence
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IOWA CITY — Is Herky the Hawk too mean and scary for the delicate sensibilities of incoming freshmen? At least one member of the University of Iowa faculty thinks so, according to a story published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

The professor in question is Resmiye Oral, a clinical professor of pediatrics at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In an email distributed to other members of the UI Faculty sent Aug. 23, she expressed concern about the mascot’s angry, fixed grin.

““I believe incoming students should be met with welcoming, nurturing, calm, accepting and happy messages,” Oral wrote. “And our campus community is doing a great job in that regard when it comes to words. However, Herky’s angry, to say the least, faces conveying an invitation to aggressivity and even violence are not compatible with the verbal messages that we try to convey to and instill in our students and campus community.”

Oral told the Press-Citizen that she “has been concerned for some time with the lack of emotional variety” displayed in the images of Iowa’s long-time mascot.

“I would like to bring to the Faculty Senate’s attention that the attached Herky images are totally against the nonviolent, all accepting, nondiscriminatory messages we are trying to convey through campus,” Oral wrote in the email to her fellow senate members, referring to images of Herky used in posters and fliers posted around campus to welcome new students.

The newspaper reached out to Faculty Senate officials, who said they are not currently “focused specifically on how Herky is depicted.”
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This is the scary mascot she refers to.



As a Hawkeye fan, this professor is a fucking moron. It's a mascot...a person in a costume. Meanwhile, LSU uses a real Bengal tiger as its mascot. Colorado has a buffalo who actually charges onto the field. I would think they would be scarier than a mascot.

Tell you what, Dr. Oral...I have an idea. We make you into a Fathead, and plaster it all over the visitor's locker room at Kinnick (which BTW are painted pink). This way, your piehole and the pink locker room can be a soothing presence when Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio State come to Iowa City.



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I hope more Colleges do this, it will be interesting to see who produces the best students. Now if only Colleges would get rid of the Legacy nonsense and racial quotas. Yale has gone full soft on the whole trigger stuff, it will be interesting to see if the name itself keeps it at the top or it loses some of it's prestige.

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The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities are protected by the city’s anti-discrimination laws, but said that the list was not exhaustive.
The city does not provide definitions of the various gender identities, but TheDC was able to define several of them from glossaries provided online by the University of Wisconsin and the University of California Berkeley.

Someone who identifies as “genderqueer,” for example, is a “person whose gender identity is neither man nor woman, is between or beyond genders, or is some combination of genders.”

A “gender bender” is someone “who bends, changes, mixes, or combines society’s gender conventions by expressing elements of masculinity and femininity together.”

Similarly, someone who is “gender fluid” is a person “whose gender identification and presentation shifts, whether within or outside of societal, gender-based expectations.”

If someone self-identifies as “androgynous,” it means they are “appearing and/or identifying as neither man nor woman, presenting a gender either mixed or neutral.”

“Two spirit” individuals are Native Americans “who have attributes of both men and women, have distinct gender and social roles in their tribes, and are often involved with mystical rituals (shamans).”

If someone is “pangender,” their “gender identity is comprised of all or many gender expressions.”

The full list of gender identities can be viewed online in a document provided by the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

The city’s gender identity guidance was issued in December but has been the subject of ongoing media attention in the past week. As noted by law professor Eugene Volokh, businesses can be fined up to six figures for knowingly using the “wrong” pronouns to refer to a customer or employee.

Seth Hoy, the Human Rights Commission’s press secretary, told TheDC that the guidance was issued to “ensure that every transgender individual in New York City is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve” but assured that that “accidentally” using the wrong pronouns “will not result in a fine.” His full statement is below:

The Commission’s legal guidance on gender identity protections under the NYC Human Rights Law addresses situations in which individuals intentionally and repeatedly target transgender and gender non-conforming people. Accidentally misusing a transgender person’s preferred pronoun is not a violation of the law and will not result in a fine. The Commission issued this guidance last year so that employers and individuals understand what the law says and to ensure that every transgender individual in New York City is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

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As a Hawkeye fan, this professor is a fucking moron. It's a mascot...a person in a costume. Meanwhile, LSU uses a real Bengal tiger as its mascot. Colorado has a buffalo who actually charges onto the field. I would think they would be scarier than a mascot.

Tell you what, Dr. Oral...I have an idea. We make you into a Fathead, and plaster it all over the visitor's locker room at Kinnick (which BTW are painted pink). This way, your piehole and the pink locker room can be a soothing presence when Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio State come to Iowa City.
That article is unreal. Have the people who think this way completely lost touch with reality? Or are they bored, just looking for literally anything to moan at?

It's a mascot on a football field. How on earth do you make the connection between a guy running around in a costume and the broader principles and characteristics of the students?

I don't understand what world we're living in anymore.
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Remember this? For those who don't, the Intercultural Affairs Community at Yale sent out an e-mail to its students about certain racially offensive Halloween costumes. You know, dressing like an Indian chief with headdress or things like that. They said its offensive to people. So in response, a Yale professor sent her own e-mail out basically saying to let people dress how they want, and even included the idea that if someone else thought they were being offensive, tell them, talk to them and work the issues out. You know, engage in free speech and dialogue. Well, some students really didn't take this well and got all bitchy, leading to the above video where some foul mouthed, entitled little cunt shrieked at the husband of the woman who sent the e-mail. To quote her:

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“You should step down. It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not! Do you understand that? It is about creating a home here! You are a poor steward of this community! You should not sleep at night! You are disgusting.”

Yes, heaven forbid a UNIVERSITY try to create and intellectual space. Not anymore. Its more important to make sure people feel safe and not triggered. That's why they create these safe spaces, which are essentially little zones they can sit in with their fingers in their ears so they don't have to hear anything that challenges their beliefs or points of view, and to avoid getting their feelings hurt from hearing things that conflict with said POVs/beliefs. This PC bullshit...its literally delaying human advancement. Its allowing people who are stupid continue to be stupid and interfering with discoveries and breakthroughs because someone might get upset. And this isn't at some small fry, online university in Bumblefuck, Arkansas. This is YALE. And they're catering to these pussies. Makes me want to vomit.




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