ABOUT THOSE SAFE SPACES
Safe spaces on college campuses have been all the rage for a few months. But what the young scholars may really want is, say, a better library, stadium or student union. Yes, there’s a poll.
A new survey finds that 35 percent of college student say the safe spaces are “absolutely necessary,” 37 percent say they are “completely out of touch with reality” and the rest — 25 percent — are indifferent to the whole thing.
“The most important thing to be taken from this survey is that students should be the ones deciding on whether or not a safe space will exist on their respective campus. If enough students want to form a safe space, then let them. If a vast majority of students at a school do not think a safe space is necessary, then do not form one,” notes the analysis from a LendEdu/Whatgoodly poll of 1,659 active U.S. college students conducted May 5-11 and released Monday.