U of Michigan Spent $16K Teaching Students That Words Can Hurt

February 9, 2015

By Gabriella Morrongiello at Campus Reform

Teaching students the old adage “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” cost the University of Michigan $16,000, according to news reports.

In September, U of M launched a semester-long “Inclusive Language Campaign” (ILC) encouraging students to practice self-censorship to avoid offending their peers.

According to U of M’s student newspaper, The Michigan Daily, the language campaign was developed to “educate students about the power of words and their potential to cause offense” and takes its shape from a similar program implemented by the University of Maryland in 2012...

Schools: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor