Michigan State helping students deal with election outcome

Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 15:51:42-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 300 people have attended a Michigan State University meeting organized to help students deal with the outcome of the presidential election.

Antonio Pee, an MSU assistant director of residence education, says the university staff has a responsibility to address student concerns and Wednesday night’s event was planned a few weeks before the election. He tells the Lansing State Journal “it’s a pretty scary time” for some international students or those who hold certain religious beliefs or “marginalized identities.”

The MSU Union next week will have “healing spaces” where students can discuss how the campus community can come together after a divisive election season.

Counselors and staff at the University of Michigan-Flint also were made available Wednesday to address student concerns.