“What are we doing to our students if we encourage them to develop extra-thin skin just before they leave the cocoon of adult protection?” In The Atlantic, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the rise of college students who want to be protected from words and ideas: The Coddling of the American Mind.

+ Several incoming Duke freshmen refused to read an assigned book because it compromised their “personal Christian moral beliefs.” (Well, we certainly wouldn’t want to let an educational experience compromise one’s beliefs.)