Sunday was an anniversary of the day that will live in infamy, December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. What followed was an outpouring of nationality as Army recruiting offices were flooded with volunteers, some of whom were so anxious to defend the country that they lied about their ages to get in.
Contrast that with the news that students were so traumatized by the grand jury decisions not to indict Michael Brown and Eric Garner that the dean of Columbia Law School declared that students who were impaired by those events could postpone their exams.
It inspired Thomas Lifson to remark:
What kind of lawyers does Columbia University plan to foist on the courts and public of the United States? Apparently people so emotionally vulnerable that an action of a grand jury could traumatize and in effect disable them are worthy of a law degree from one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. Clients beware that your Columbia-certified future lawyer might fall apart if a ruling goes against him or her and become unable to represent your interests!
In the students' defense, it was the Columbia Law School administrators who did this. We really don't know how traumatized the students actually were. For these future lawyers it was probably less about being traumatized and more about gaming the system.