Enough of the bubble-wrapped college student

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Monday, March 24, 2014

A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable.

Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.

"We want a welcoming environment. We know that if 1% feels uncomfortable, that's an environment we don't want," UC Regent Sherry Lansing said.

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