One could only hope a Trump administration would also sway American society enough to toughen up a very soft, squishy, social justice, millennial culture.
This really takes the cake. Students, who just can’t seem to “cope” with the election outcome are now receiving “special” attention from college administrators. Tissues, hot chocolate, and therapy dogs.
The Wall Street Journal gives the details.
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 every other Wednesday.
The WSJ goes on to outline how the “despair” on campuses across the country has prompted a reinforcement of the label “snowflakes” and that’s just not … nice. This is how University of Michigan students spent their day.
There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
And tests were canceled.
Still, Alan Peel, 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.”
He opened the message, “Given that the nation in which you currently reside decided last night to elect a president whose own words have painted him a moral and possibly physical hazard to many of us…,” according to a copy reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
And then there was this from Hofstra University.
— Hofstra Student Life (@HofstraStudents) November 9, 2016
This from one of the most prestigious schools in the country, one that produces a lot of presidential candidates:
BREAKING: Yale Econ 115 professor makes midterm exam optional after students write in expressing shock about presidential election: pic.twitter.com/JQY8GFsQiV
— Jon Victor (@jon_victor_) November 9, 2016
Maybe this is what you get when every kid gets a trophy for just showing up to the t-ball game. The idea that these kids are the future of America is more than enough to keep a body up at night.