Some people keep aquariums around to reduce stress, because they find them soothing.
During exams, Macalester College uses dogs.
This Saturday, the college will hold its twice-a-year “Dog Day Afternoon,” when students can meet in front of the student center and hug the pet dogs of faculty and alumni.
Get some warm fuzzies by checking out last year’s photos below, and read the full story here.
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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.