In three generations he will be forgotten in the causeways of time, data, framework and light.
However, his message marks a simple and authoritative line drawn in the sand, resilient and implacable to the nuances of contemporary and caustic tides.
The University of Chicago Dean of Students authored an open letter to incoming freshmen highlighting and encapsulating the realities of life, while judiciously omitting the current intrepid and insipid interpretations of culture widely accepted on the current stage of the academic realm.
In his letter, John Ellison highlighted and embraced the concepts of open dialogue and debate, regardless of political affiliations or prevarications. He urged that the ideals of “trigger warnings”, were counterproductive on multitudinous levels and that students should be immersed on both sides of an issue, rather than hiding in the comfortably numb realm of ambiguity and brat addled protests.
While the backlash is imminent from the purveyors of such concepts as the “glass ceiling” and “micro-aggression”, parents of students of the class of 2020 at the University should be satisfied that the ridiculous notions of ideology are being crumpled up and tossed out the window.
Read the full Chicago Tribune article here.