Trigger Warnings & Safe Spaces: An Evening with Dean of Students, John Ellison

Please join the Alumni Club of Boston and University of Chicago Dean of Students, John Ellison, for an evening of dinner, discussion and debate around the University's stance on trigger warnings and safe spaces.

Cost: Free
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Please join us for an evening of dinner, discussion, and debate around the topics of trigger warnings, safe spaces, and academic freedom. University of Chicago Dean of Students, John Ellison, will be joining us to talk about the University's stance on safe spaces and trigger warnings and also explain the impetus, intent, and impact of the letter he wrote to incoming University students. This will be followed by an informal discussion and Q&A among attendees. The goal of the evening is to learn more about these topics and to engage in what University of Chicago alumni do best: intellectual inquiry and high-minded debate.

Please note:

* Dinner will be served (catered by Flour Bakery & Cafe)
* You must RSVP to shalin.desai83@gmail.com. The building will be locked and we are required to provide a guest list for entry.
* We will gather at 6:00 PM, Dean Ellison will open the talk at 6:30 PM.

If you'd like to read more about the letter, its impact, and academic freedom at the University of Chicago in general, please see the links below:

A Copy of The Letter

Inside Higher Ed: The Chicago Letter and Its Aftermath

The Stone Report ("The Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression")

The Kalven Report ("Kalven Committee: Report on the University's Role on Social and Political Action")

 

Dean John Boyer's "Academic Freedom & The Modern University" 


 

Event Contact
Shalin Desai AB '05
shalin.desai83@gmail.com
978.337.4083
Staff Liaison

alumniclubs@uchicago.edu
+1.773.702.8955