Outrageous Classes Canceled to Allow College Students to 'Cope' with Shock of Trump's Win
Professors at many universities canceled classes Wednesday to help their students deal with the apparent trauma of the election results.
"Because I know this process has been difficult for many of you (emotionally and mentally), I wanted to let you know that I’m not taking roll in class tomorrow," a professor at UConn wrote in an email to students.
She told her English students she understood if they needed a "personal day" to deal with Donald Trump being elected president.
Another professor at Iowa State did the same, canceling class and postponing a quiz until Friday. The message called Hillary Clinton's defeat a "life-changing event."
"I think many of you will need some time to cope due to the polarizing nature of the campaign," the message stated.
Many students have been sharing the messages from professors on social media.
my english teacher cancelled class because she's salty that trump got elected pic.twitter.com/COm9ZKEqOe
— Madison Hahn (@schmattie_) November 10, 2016
Meantime, many students went out to protest the results of the election, declaring that Trump is not their president.
The photo below is from the campus of UConn.
About 500 students rally against trump saying he's not their president pic.twitter.com/IJfGJ75eQ9
— Kathleen Megan (@kathymegan) November 9, 2016
"It feels like we’re cheated somehow," a protesting UCLA student told the Daily Bruin. "He’s a horrible person that doesn’t deserve this title."
And over at Stanford University, students were reportedly invited to programs to help them to cope with the results.
The programs were a response to students and faculty who had expressed "uncertainty, anger and/or fear" about Trump's victory.
Stanford offering programs for students coping w/ election results... pic.twitter.com/x5S8BvRuQG
— Andrew Rafferty (@AndrewNBCNews) November 9, 2016
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