Already, Hofstra has banned it. As lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw.com, the law school has mandated that those who start sobbing loudly in the library should relocate to the corridor. A lot like cell phone use in more general libraries: Do it in the corridor.
Given the setting - academia - this is hardly a harsh policy.
Long before the workplace became the Industrial Age redux, higher education was unforgiving of weakness. Under the banner of pursuing excellence, the professors imposed standards of performance which couldn't be negotiated. That wasn't all. That grade went on a permanent transcript. Graduates knew they would be carrying around the C like a scarlet letter the rest of their lives.
You bet, sobbing was common. And professors didn't have to extend any empathy. After all, they were designated to uphold standards.