Yale professor lets students skip exam due to shock over election results
Many of us are still in shock after last night’s election, and one Yale professor saw the very real shock and pain that is rippling across the country and decided that students should not be forced to take a test when they are suffering from such hurt.
In an email sent out to his Econ 115 students, the professor explained that he would be making the upcoming midterm optional so that students would be able to choose their best course of action.
“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns (Although as I write the election has not been called). The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. These students are requesting that the exam be postponed,” the email reads.
“On the other hand, I am sure that many students have sacrificed to prepare for the test. Further, it is not easy to reschedule exam rooms at this late date. Finally, postponing the exam would throw off the rest of the schedule as well. Therefore, I am making the exam optional.”
Major props to this professor for recognizing the need to mourn in the wake of this election.