Hey U of Chicago: I’m an academic & survivor. I use trigger warnings in my classes. Here’s why.
E Price

At any rate, U of C currently has safe spaces and approves of the use of trigger warnings at the professors’ discretion. So it’s the practices that they themselves have in place that they ostensibly don’t support.

Likely explanation is that the letter was actually about posturing for donors. None of the other possible reasons for this contradiction reflect well on the school.

Further reading:

If they want spirited engagement with opposing ideas, they should invite Chomsky to give a talk about how Chicago School economics were “implemented” in Latin America.

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