EXCLUSIVE: University Officials Sign Off On Literal Emotional First Aid Kit

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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An adviser and an assistant professor at the University of Houston showed support for providing students with an emotional first aid kit that would contain a baby blanket and candy among other things.

Their backing of the emotional first aid kit is revealed in a Project Veritas video first obtained by The Daily Caller. James O’Keefe went undercover in late August as a member of the “99.9 percent” group and spoke to University of Houston psychology department advisor Bobbie Sue Schindler.

“The stress of school gets to them. Like a bad grade, a missed class, being late, a microaggression, uhh whatever,” Schindler said to O’Keefe about the emotional distress University of Houston students face.

Schindler expressed a liberal point of view when talking to O’Keefe and bemoaned that in her philosophy department there were “a bunch of white dudes running white dude things.” She was also disgusted at the idea of Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos coming to campus and agreed that people like him should be banned.

Schindler and assistant professor of English Nathan Sheply also supported O’Keefe and another Project Veritas journalist’s idea of an emotional first aid kit. Schindler liked that “you could know that you could go to an adviser or somewhere and say I need an emotional first aid.”

“So, like if you need help actually putting together the kits I would come help you guys,” Schindler said to O’Keefe. (RELATED: Fancypants College: Equating Hard Work With Success And Saying ‘You Guys’ Are ‘Microaggressions’ Now)

This emotional first aid kit ended up containing a baby blanket, chocolates, a plush kitten, a bag containing the smell of lavender, ear plugs, a genderless pastel teddy bear, hand written notes, and a pacifier. Schindler did think students would take the pacifier the wrong way and instead said they could suggest students suck on their thumb instead.


In the video, a Project Veritas journalist showed a bag of Hershey’s Kisses emblazoned with the American flag, which Sheply called “synthetic patriotism.” Project Veritas told TheDC the kit would only include “chocolates of color without the flag.”

Schindler suggested, “like an eye mask, headphones, just set to like the sounds of kittens.”

Project Veritas will continue to release videos from their undercover visits to campuses as part of the “99.9 percent.”