University Hosting Presidential Debate Places ‘Trigger Warning’ Sign in Student Center

‘Trigger Warning’ sign at Hofstra University / Tony Aiello Twitter page

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Hofstra University is hosting the first 2016 presidential debate on Monday night and has a sign up for another event on campus meant to give students a "Trigger Warning" about potentially sensitive material they may encounter.

The sign inside the student center at Hofstra was noticed by CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello.

The sign reads: "Trigger Warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to support you." The sign then lists offices and phone numbers students may contact.

"Trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" are considered to be a part of the larger political correctness movement on many college campuses meant to prevent students’ feelings from being hurt. Critics have said that this prevents free speech and allows for censorship on college campuses.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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