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Letter to the Editor: Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe

September 29, 2016

Filed under Letters from Editor, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Amid all the words, some inflammatory and others helpful, about safe spaces and trigger warnings, how am I, a teacher, supposed to think about my pedagogy? Our own President has opined on the matter as has The Daily. Not to mention...

Editorial: Safe spaces are vital, and so is thoughtful rhetoric

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

September 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

The debate about safe spaces, microaggressions and so-called campus oversensitivity has been near constant over the past year. This month, it returned to our backyard. First, there was the University of Chicago’s inflammatory...

Letter to the Editor: President Schapiro erred in defending campus oversensitivity in convocation speech

September 25, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was dismayed to read about Northwestern president Morton Schapiro's remarks to the incoming freshman class in Wednesday's edition of the Daily. His full-throated defense of "safe spaces," and "trigger warnings" — coupled with his ad...