Got Trump Angst? Prof Wants You to Hug a Boa

Texas Tech professor leaves 'coddled' students a note
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2016 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – For the poor, tired students left with existential angst in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, one Texas Tech professor has a suggestion, after reading a news story about universities offering comfort: "After reading the article and reflecting on my often repeated statement to you that 'I don't care how you FEEL, I care what you THINK,' it occurred to me that perhaps I have been a bit too harsh," wrote Terry McInturff in a note he left on each student's desk, per the Houston Chronicle. "Therefore, in the spirit of dealing with the wounds of those feeling grief and unbearable angst over the election, Kim's tragic Paris robbery, the heart wrenching Brangelina break-up or other similar tragedy, I would like to do my part. While I can't offer 'arts and crafts' or a 'therapy dog,' the Energy Commerce Department has arranged for free hugs from our therapy boa constrictor. Please go to room 139 to schedule a session should you feel the need." (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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