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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 21 2015

I've been reading an awful lot lately about efforts to keep students safe on college campuses. Safe not just from physical harm but from ideas, speech, and idea-speaking people that may upset them. Examples are as ubiquitous and darkly fascinating as that YouTube video of a python eating an alligator. In one recent spasm, at Northwestern University, professor Laura Kipnis found herself charged under the Title IX antidiscrimination act for publishing an essay arguing that, far from empowering the students, prohibitions against student-professor dating encourage them to "regard themselves as exquisitely sensitive creatures." (As of June 1, Kipnis had been "cleared" of any "wrongdoing.") New York Times pundit Julie Shulevitz wrote in March about Brown University students so alarmed by the possible psychic repercussions of a debate on rape that they designated a safe room "equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma." Continue reading >>

Price: $45-$65

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