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University of Chicago class of 2020, get ready for a college experience filled with debate, discussion — and possibly discomfort. As colleges across the country wrestle with balancing academic freedom and open discourse with student health and safety, University of Chicago Dean of Students John Ellison told incoming freshmen in a letter what they should expect on campus. "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,"
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: CatandtheHatchet
Thank God, I work skilled trades and in shop, not in front of customers, the talk is rough. We talk about every aspect of life. And there is no hold barred.
I remember talking about a no food/heat/economic collapse, one mechanic is prepped and another who isn't said he would just go to the prepped guy's house. The prepped mechanic told him, "you'd be dead a the end of my F!@#ing drive way as!@#$%".
That was a tame normal conversation. Real world, college is supposed to prepare students for.