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Schools offer counseling to help students process Trump win

Virginia Tech will be offering counseling to its students who are “waking up with fear, anxiety, concern, questions, and confusion” over the election of Donald Trump.

In an email to “students, colleagues, [and] friends,” VT’s director of intercultural engagement center, Tricia Smith, writes that she wants all members of the school community “to hear clearly that you are loved.”

“I hope that every person will take extra time today to consider this context and care for those around them. The strength of the Hokie community has long been notable but not every member of our community has felt they belong,” she wrote, adding that “today, this may feel almost insurmountable.

 

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