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Congress lends a paw to veterans

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dog is man’s best friend. This has been common knowledge for years, but it’s taken on new meaning recently. Being man’s best friend no longer just means standing loyally nearby. Lawmakers are now recognizing these best friends because of their therapeutic benefits for individuals with special needs,...

Therapy dogs provide finals stress relief

Therapy dogs provide finals stress relief

By Mariah Schaefer

May 13, 2015


Filed under News

Many laughs and shrieks filled the Undergraduate Library on Tuesday as students pet three therapy dogs to relieve stress.The therapy dogs were a part of the Undergraduate Library’s first “De-Stress Fest,” but seeing therapy dogs at the library during finals is nothing new.According to David Ward, ...

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

By Susan Szuch

March 30, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

For Tim Fan, Ember was more than just a hound dog. Ember, who was bred for research purposes, was one of the first dogs used in the process of testing the effects of PAC-1 drugs on dogs, which work to cause cancer cells to self-destruct while preserving healthy cells. After the studies are co...