Last week, Columbia University sent a note to its faculty about how the school community has been “deeply affected” by the election, and that students finding it difficult to get their work done may need special treatment.
“We ask that you consider the extenuating circumstances when considering such requests and that you offer as much flexibility as possible in accommodating students in distress,” the email read.
It’s not limited to that one Ivy League institution, either. Several universities across the U.S. adopted similar stances on how to cope with the Donald Trump victory.
“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 that was cited by Fox News.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, had this to say about all that when she spoke to Sean Hannity of Fox News on Wednesday night:
‘We’re treating these adolescents and these millennials like precious snowflakes.’
She went on to ask, “What’s the worst that could happen [to these kids]? That Trump will make good on his promise to create 25 million new jobs? That he’ll unleash energy investment? That he’ll get rid of the Obamacare penalty on Day 1?”
It’s probably safe to say that millennials have a different concept of “the worst that could happen” under a Trump presidency.
Watch the interview here:
This article was originally published on Marketwatch.