Following Donald Trump’s election to the White House, New Yorkers have been leaving Post-It notes with messages of hope, love and healing as part of “subway therapy.”
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As protests erupted in cities around the country, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called out a Yale University professor who made midterms optional so students can deal with Trump’s victory.
“The email came after the professor received requests for extensions from some students that were in, ‘fear for their families’. This happened at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. These students will probably go on to be leaders in their chosen fields, and executives in major companies. Basically run this country in twenty years,” she wrote on her website.
She also posted screen shots of the email and wrote: “Try not to laugh too hard.”
On her show, The Kelly File, she said that anyone who allows students to skip out on a test in an institute of higher learning because of the election result “completely misunderstands the point of college.”
Speaking for myself, I didn't sleep Tuesday night. My stomach was just in knots.
I can empathize with these students.
That said, if I were the professor at Yale mentioned in this seed, I would've given students the option of rescheduling their midterms if (like me) the election made them physically ill. I wouldn't have made the exams optional, however.