After the Trump victory, several American colleges are cancelling classes/exams and offering their little snowflakes grief counseling.
Weekly Standard Barnard College (at Columbia University), a women’s liberal arts college based in New York City, has given professors the opportunity to cancel classes and is offering students counseling after the “heightened emotions” caused by the election.”The Barnard faculty is well aware that you may be struggling, and they are here for you,” read an email from the college president and dean.
Columbia University hosted at least five such spaces, only one of which was advertised before the results came in, to help students process what just happened.
Harvard University will be hosting a “post-election discussion and reflection for students of color” per a mental health representative at the college.
American University is also holding a vigil for students “who needed a quiet place to reflect and talk” about the election Wednesday
Daily Caller Yale University professor has made an exam optional to allow his students to cope with their psychological devastation from Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.
WSJ Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.
At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort.
An astronomy lecturer at the University of Maryland canceled a test scheduled for Wednesday morning, writing to students that he worried some of their performances may be affected by “the monumental effort necessary to accept what must be a personally threatening election result.”
A professor at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, also canceled his Wednesday class. He told the 11 students in his Ph.D. statistics course on election night that they didn’t have to come if they didn’t want to.
Breitbart North Carolina State is offering counseling services for those who need it after a presidential election. Let that sink in.
At Penn State, one student even reported that her friend was forced to teach her physics class after the professor had to dismiss herself to receive counseling over the election result.
University of Michigan students occupied the school’s library where they held a candlelight vigil to protest Trump’s victory. Professors at the University of Connecticut, University of Rochester and Iowa State University cancelled classes because they simply couldn’t face the day.
My prof canceled class to "pull herself together" after the election…@UW I'm paying a lot of fcking money to go to this damn school
— Cale Woyvodich (@Cale_Woyvodich) November 9, 2016
At the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (Trump’s alma mater), Jennifer Hutchens and Engineering junior Allison Caramico agreed, saying that they spent election nightcrying with members of their sorority. Waking up this morning, they felt that the only way they could keep themselves from breaking down again was to take action by joining the solidarity walk.