HONEST YALE ADMINISTRATOR WARNS STUDENTS THEY WILL FACE DEATH THIS FALL
So I’ve got a friend whose kid is starting college this fall. I’m so glad my own brood are still too young. First, they lose out on their high school graduation and proms. Then, they “go” to college in the fall? With Coronavirus? I’d be losing my mind if they actually “went.” Obviously, this is a snowballing story we’ll keep hearing a lot about in the coming months, even years. Some schools seem to be on top of it. Others are in denial and want their money. But Yale? They welcomed their students back and warned them they will face death.
COVID IS SO DANGEROUS, SCHOOLS NOW TELL STUDENTS THEY WILL SEE DEATH?
So how’s that helpful? Well, it just may be. Because no matter what, it’s true. The message came from Laurie Santos, the Head of College and Yale psychology professor. She pretty much told students that they could die at school this semester. But she also said school will feel a lot more like a hospital than a… well, a school. So why did she do this? Because she believes that they needed to take the “community compact” seriously. But I’d say this suffices and offers total candidness. Just imagine being a college freshman this year! Shudder.
AS YALE WARNS OF DEATH, NOTRE DAME SEES 147 INFECTIONS AFTER ONE WEEK OF CLASSES
Part of Santos’ email reads, “We all should be emotionally prepared for widespread infections —and possibly deaths — in our community. You should emotionally prepare for the fact that your residential college life will look more like a hospital unit than a residential college.” Jeez. Think about this. This is an official email from an Ivy League University warning people they could die for attending school. And considering the news from Notre Dame, this shit is for real. They started in-person classes last week. They already have 147 students with Covid.
So way to go, Yale? Or, maybe, just don’t go.