Staffers at the University of Michigan Law School scheduled a post-presidential election event entitled “Post-election Self-care with Food and Play.”
The event, featuring Play-Doh, bubbles and Legos, has now apparently been canceled — possibly in response to heaps of ridicule.
The “Post-election Self-care with Food and Play” event was scheduled to take place in Room 138 of Hutchins Hall on Michigan’s stunningly beautiful Law Quadrangle.
The image above was captured from a Google cache version of the Michigan Law website — “a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Nov 10, 2016.”
“Join us for delicious and comforting food with opportunity to experience some stress-busting, self-care activities such as coloring sheets, play dough [sic], positive card-making, Legos, and bubbles with your fellow law students,” the description of the event announces.
According to The College Fix, the University of Michigan Law School’s embedded psychologist, Reena Sheth, was going to be the host of the “Self-care with Food and Play” event.
Also, the University of Michigan Law School employs an “embedded psychologist.” She appears to be a full-time employee of the taxpayer-funded school.
“My approach to therapy is integrative,” Sheth explains on her school webpage. “I draw upon relational-psychodynamic, existential-phenomenological, and indigenous mental health traditions.”
The scheduled date of the event appears to have been Friday. Confusingly, however, the webpage also says November 14, which is Monday.
In any case, at least by Friday afternoon, the Michigan Law website had deleted the webpage announcing the “food and play” event for students studying to become serious attorneys.
The prestigious law school also appears to have similarly deleted reference to a second event hosted by Sheth, according to the Fix.
This second event, entitled “Leaders at their Best: Resiliency, Self-Compassion, and Play,” promised adult law students two-and-a-half hours of “exciting, fun activities that will help develop resiliency and strength-based coping through self-compassion, active gratitude, and play.”
The event, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, appears to have been scrubbed from the school website.
The total cost for a year of tuition at the public University of Michigan Law School is $54,684 for state residents — and $57,684 for out-of-state students. These amounts do not include housing, food or other expenses.
Thus, a Michigan law degree currently costs $164,052 for Michigan residents and $173,052 for students unable to obtain residency (plus the costs of housing, food and other expenses).
Like at many colleges and universities across America, students at the University of Michigan were in no mood to hail the victor in the in the aftermath of Republican Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory.