American University student government demands 'trigger warnings' be added to every class syllabus

- The student government at American University is demanding mandatory 'trigger warnings' at the top of every class syllabus.

The warnings would essentially alert students to the possibility of controversial or upsetting material being discussed.

A 2015 resolution encouraged professors not to include the warnings.

Members of the student government argue that 'trigger warnings' are necessary to make academic spaces available to all students.

FOX News reports that the student government will soon meet with American University's faculty in a push to get them to reconsider its stance and embrace 'trigger warnings' for each class.

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