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New Chancellor at UC Berkeley Tells Students ‘Safe Space’ is Inner Resilience

New Chancellor at UC Berkeley Tells Students ‘Safe Space’ is Inner Resilience

“rather than expecting the university to coddle them”

This lady won’t last a year. If she keeps talking like this, students will find a way to oust her.

The College Fix reports:

New UC-Berkeley chancellor tells students their best ‘safe space’ is inner resilience

The University of California-Berkeley’s new chancellor certainly wants to avoid the fate of her gilded predecessor, who built an “escape hatch” out of his office when sit-in protesters kept blocking the administration building.

But Carol Christ is taking a different tack than Nicholas Dirks, who once told the community that free speech can “undermine a community’s foundation.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that Christ told 9,500 incoming students in her welcoming remarks Tuesday that their “surest form of safe space” is to develop inner resilience, rather than expecting the university to coddle them.

She said the university’s theme for the 2017-2018 academic year would be “Free Speech Year,” in which UC-Berkeley would host “point-counterpoint” debates, events on “constitutional questions” and the history of the school’s Free Speech Movement, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.

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The Friendly Grizzly | August 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Common sense on a university campus? Who’d have thought?

students will find a way to oust her

The students don’t have that power. The campus free speech issue has always been about the boards and senior executive staff, who do, caving to public pressure. The fact that the new chancellor is this outspoken on this issue hopefully portends a stiffening of the backbone in the senior offices.

Next week’s topic: when microaggressed, find your power animal.

This kind of sanity can’t last long at Berkeley. The SJWs will have to gang up on her right away to keep it from spreading. I imagine they will try to make life as difficult as possible for her, and I wish her the best.

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