Students at Cornell University gathered on campus for a ‘cry-in’ as a result of the presidential election, with colleges across the US providing tissues, hot chocolate, therapy dogs and Play-Doh.
The University of Kansas issued an announcement to students via social media that they may visit therapy dogs every other Wednesday.
“People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan.
“A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.”
Many took to social media and branded those who are ‘upset’ at the result as ‘snowflakes’.
One of the enablers at the University of Michigan, Ms. Trey Boynton, welcomed a stream of snow flakes into her office where they spent the day “sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.”
A professor at the University of Maryland canceled a test scheduled for Wednesday morning, because “he worried some of the students performances may be affected by ‘the monumental effort necessary to accept what must be a personally threatening election result.’”
Report: Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump Victory