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Colleges "comfort" students after election

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From postponing mid-term exams, to offering hot chocolate, to canceling classes altogether...colleges across the country are trying to "comfort" students after the Presidential election.

The Washington Post is reporting that dozens of students at Cornell University had a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.

At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer.  At the University of Kansas, students were reminded through social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.

"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.

The professor told her students that if they needed to take a personal day to cope with the election results, then she understood. 

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.

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