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Profs Suggest One-Time Only Trigger Warning for College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/19/2018 at 12:00pm

This is actually a great proposal from Cornell professors Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams and Emory University professor Scott O. Lilienfeld.

Together, they wrote this piece for Inside Higher Ed:

The One-Time-Only Trigger Warning

The trigger-warning debate presents faculty members and administrat...

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Harvard Study Finds Trigger Warnings May Actually be Harmful to Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/30/2018 at 12:00pm

According to the study, trigger warnings may increase a person’s vulnerability to trauma.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard study: Trigger warnings actually harmful to students

A recent study by Harvard University psychologists suggests the very thing academics use to protect their students from possible trauma … may actually end up harming them.

So-called “trigger...

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U. New Mexico Puts up Trigger Warning Sign at Pro-Life Event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00am 4/20/2018 at 10:00am

What’s the subtext here? That pro-life events are controversial and students are right to be offended?

The College Fix reports:

University of New Mexico puts trigger warning on pro-life event: ‘may be uncomfortable’

The University of New Mexico is having trouble keeping its rationale straight for forcing its own messaging on campus events hosted...

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NYU Prof Claims Trigger Warnings Are ‘Imperative’ to Learning

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00am 4/10/2018 at 8:00am

Five years ago, the term ‘trigger warnings’ didn’t exist. Now they’re imperative to learning.

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist prof says trigger warnings ‘imperative’ for learning

A self-described “feminist” professor at New York University is urging colleagues to use trigger warnings in...

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Pro-Life Students Win Trigger Warning Battle With Ohio’s Miami University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:30am 3/17/2018 at 10:30am

The school wanted all pro-life displays to include trigger warnings but the students fought back and won.

The Daily Caller reports:

Pro-Lifers Shut Down ‘Trigger Warning’ Mandate At An Ohio University

Pro-life displays at Ohio’s Miami University won’t have to sport “trigger warning” signs after an anti-abortion student group won a free speech battle...

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Columbia Prof Says Trigger Warnings a Threat to Teaching English

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/19/2017 at 1:30pm

Wouldn’t this same position apply in all areas of study? Kudos to the professor for standing up.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: Trigger warnings ‘serious threats’ to teaching English

An English professor at Columbia University Teachers College recently argued that trigger warnings can pose “serious threats” to English education.

Adam Wolfsdorf, who teaches graduate classes on...

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Pro-Life Group Sues University Over Mandatory Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:30am 12/4/2017 at 10:30am

The left’s ideas are once again so popular that they have to be required.

Campus Reform reports:

Pro-life group sues school for mandating ‘trigger warnings’

A pro-life group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Miami University of Ohio, claiming the school unconstitutionally required them to post trigger warnings before erecting a display on campus.

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University Students Given Trigger Warnings About Shakespeare – In England

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:30am 10/20/2017 at 10:30am

This is so pathetic. If you need trigger warnings for Shakespeare, you belong in a rubber room, not a college classroom.

The Independent UK reports:

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare.

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Theology Students in UK Given Trigger Warning About Christ’s Crucifixion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30am 1/6/2017 at 7:30am

Wouldn’t you think theology students have already heard about Christ dying on the cross?

The Daily Mail reports:

Bible students are warned…you may find the crucifixion too upsetting!

Theology students are being warned in advance that...

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UW-Madison Health Center Wants Profs to Include Trigger Warnings on Syllabi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/13/2016 at 1:30pm

If your mental health is so fragile that you can’t view or discuss course content without a warning first, you don’t belong in college. It’s really that simple.

The health center at the University of Wisconsin Madison feels differently.

Heat Street reported:

UW-Madison Health Center Urges ‘Trigger Warnings’ to Protect Student Mental Health

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Scared Silent – Even tenured profs afraid of SJW trigger warning mania

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30am 10/6/2016 at 7:30am

This is the danger concepts like trigger warnings and speech codes present to free speech. People start censoring themselves over fear of the mob.

One professor shared her story at the

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American University Student Govt Demands Trigger Warnings in Course Syllabi

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:30am 10/5/2016 at 8:30am
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The faculty at American University passed a resolution against Trigger Warnings in 2015. However, some members of the student government not only want Trigger Warnings, they want them to be mandatory.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Pushing Trigger Warnings

The University of Chicago has received considerable attention for Dean John Ellison’s letter to incoming students...

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Student need for Trigger Warnings causes Ithaca College Prof to drop course material

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/16/2016 at 3:00pm

We’ve now reached the point where a professor can’t teach her course properly because too many of the course materials might trigger someone. This is madness.

Campus Reform reports:

Ithaca enters trigger warning debate

An Ithaca College professor says she has stopped teaching sensitive material in her Sociology of Sexualities course because it has...

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University President: “This is not a day care. This is a university!”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:00pm 12/1/2015 at 5:00pm

In a letter to the student body, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University said what we’ve all been saying — stop whining!

Dr. Everett Piper penned a public letter to university students where, among other glorious bits of wisdom, he advised, “Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a...

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Columbia Multicultural Advisors: Put Trigger Warning on Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 5/3/2015 at 12:30pm
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I think we have the 2015 Phrase of the Year: Trigger Warning.

But now they’ve gone too far.

Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which is part of the core curriculum at Columbia College (Columbia University) is described as follows:

The Metamorphoses (Latin: Metamorphōseōn librī: “Books of Transformations”) is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid,...

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California: Where Physical Exams should have “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30am 4/28/2015 at 8:30am

The delicate flowers at Georgetown who demanded “Trigger Warnings” for Christina Hoff Sommer’s talk really should come to California.

Here they will experience a political San Andreas fault, where progressive theory collides with daily reality….and Californians are hit with the falling debris.

Bruce Jenner’s public reveal has brought transgender issues into the national...

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