Cornell holds a "cry-in," Tufts offers arts and crafts
Colleges throughout the country are offering students a variety of therapeutic activities after Donald Trump was elected president on Tuesday night.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted a number of examples from across the country.
Students at Cornell University gathered to hold a “cry-in” with students drinking hot chocolate and using tissues handed out by school staff. The University of Kansas announced that it would regularly bring in therapy dogs to campus while Tufts University had arts and crafts on hand.
Such initiatives have immediately attracted criticism for students being too emotional over the election results and unable to withstand disappointment. Schools defended the gentle treatment by saying that students have real concerns about Trump’s presidency.
Some teachers even cancelled classes so that students could “recover,” the Journal reported.
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.”