Some college presidents apparently love the idea of safe spaces, for some reason.

Campus Reform reports.

College presidents endorse safe spaces following UC letter

Two college presidents published an op-ed glorifying campus protests just one day after the University of Chicago cautioned incoming freshmen not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings.

Barry Glassner and Morton Schapiro, the presidents of Lewis & Clark College and Northwestern University, respectively, write in The Los Angeles Times Thursday that campus protests are a “sign of progress” toward diversity and inclusion, and are more “noble” methods of change than “pundits and politicians who opine from gated communities and segregated offices.”

Glassner and Schapiro admit that there may be better methods to achieving diversity goals, but justify the aggressive tactics of student protesters, including the occupation of buildings and disruption of free speech.

“As college presidents ourselves, of course it is our preference that students collaborate with faculty and administrators rather than occupy offices, shut themselves off from fellow students with whom they disagree, or leave school,” they assert. “But we recognize and accept that these students are coming of age in a time of political, social, and economic turbulence unseen in a generation.”

The op-ed came just one day after John Ellison, Dean of Students for The College at the University of Chicago, sent a letter to incoming freshmen informing them that UC will not provide them with safe spaces or trigger warnings.

“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,” Ellison declares in the letter.