Dr. Elizabeth Chiao of the Baylor College of Medicine, says living with her University of Houston professor husband and sons in the university dorms has brought out the homesickness of some students — especially when the husband and wife walk their pets:
“They say, I miss my dogs. They want to walk the dogs, or to babysit. It brings up their home life.”
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.