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Higher education in the era of Obama: With all the activism, homework can be a REAL inconvenience

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By Doug Powers  •  February 29, 2016 06:02 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

The only possible diagnosis for this is “post traumatic social justice disorder”:

Student activists at Brown University are complaining of emotional stress and poor grades after months of protesting, and blame the school for insisting that they complete their coursework.

“There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes, and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,” an undergraduate student going by the pseudonym “David” told The Brown Daily Herald Thursday. “My grades dropped dramatically. My health completely changed. I lost weight. I’m on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills right now. Counselors called me. I had deans calling me to make sure I was okay.”

Other students reported similar problems, describing maladies ranging from emotional distraction to panic attacks that they say caused them to skip assignments, miss class, and generally lose focus on keeping their grades up.

They’re even too exhausted to attend their own pity parties. So sad.

**Written by Doug Powers

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