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How Allergy Warnings are Actually Hurting Immune Health On Campus: The Coddling of the American Digestive System

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 08.28.2016 | Comedy
Nadia Khayrallah

Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub dining halls clear of any foods and beverages which might cause physical discomfort or illness.

Is Reading Greek Mythology Toxic For Students?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2016 | College
Lev Raphael

Is there any book anywhere that couldn't be in need of a trigger warning? Think about Twilight or Lord of the Rings or The Great Gatsby. What would be helpful is for professors to do what many I know already do: ask students at the beginning of a class to inform them privately if they have any issues that might interfere with classroom learning and proceed from there.

Is The Academe Trigger Happy?

In These Times | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

In the social-justice blogosphere, “trigger warnings” have long been standard etiquette for discussing violence or oppression. The warnings prefac...

Trigger Warnings Redux

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

What strikes me about many of the responses to my piece on trigger warnings is that much of it focuses on whether trigger warnings are a good idea or simply another way to coddle students. The fact that the discussion seems to be stuck on this particular axis suggests to me that perhaps I did not make my own thesis clear.

Claire Fallon

Let's All Calm Down: Trigger Warnings For Books Are Not Like Censorship | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.23.2014 | Home

Ladies and gentlemen, the apocalypse is upon us, and it has arrived in the form of the humble trigger warning. Or at least you’d think so, to go by ...

The Problem with Trigger Warnings

Gary A. Olson | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

Is it a good idea to warn students that a given work might be upsetting? Absolutely. That's just good pedagogical practice. The real question is whether institutions should be mandating formal trigger warnings on syllabi and before showing potentially objectionable films.