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Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm | NYTimes.com

The student government at The University of California, Santa Barbara, called for professors to warn students about graphic material presented in their classes. Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive and misogynistic violence,” as one Rutgers student proposed? Would any book that addresses racism — like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” or “Things Fall Apart” — have to be preceded by a note of caution? Do sexual images from Greek mythology need to come with a viewer-beware label?


Colleges across the country this spring have been wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans.


Hamburger Burschenschaft Germania von Verfassungsschutz beobachtet | SPIEGEL ONLINE

Rechtsextremismus-Verdacht: Verfassungsschutz beobachtet Hamburger Burschenschaft

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Germania Hamburg Germania Hamburg (Screenshot): „Ehre, Freiheit, Vaterland“ – der Wahlspruch der Burschenschaft


„Ehre, Freiheit, Vaterland“: Der Hamburger Verfassungsschutz rückt die Burschenschaft Germania verstärkt in den Fokus. Er hält zumindest einige der Verbindungsstudenten für rechtsextrem.


Der Hamburger Verfassungsschutz wird die „Hamburger Burschenschaft Germania“ in Zukunft verstärkt beobachten, das teilte die Behörde für Inneres am Freitag mit. Es bestehe der Verdacht, dass zumindest von Teilen der Studenten „rechtsextremistische Bestrebungen“ ausgehen. Dieser Personenkreis beeinflusse maßgeblich die politische Ausrichtung der Burschenschaft.