Too Much Coddling on the College Campus?

August 12, 2015

By Bob Collins at Minnesota Public Radio

The Atlantic is sure to roil the water cooler conversation today with its signature article claiming that today’s college students are engaged in a war on ideas and words they don’t like.

In their article — The Coddling of the American Mind — writers Greg Lukianoff, a constitutional lawyer, and Jonathan Haidt, an “academic freedom” advocate — focus on “trigger warnings,” alerts that professors issue if something in the course could possibly cause a strong emotional response...