At Eastern Illinois University, where enrollment is down 13 percent from last year, therapy dogs are available for the snowflakes who can't handle stress.
From the Effingham Daily News:
Students said that having a few minutes — or even an hour or two — to hang out with the dogs helped take away the edge of stress caused by intense finals.On the positive side, the not-for-profit group isn't charging anyone for the dogs' services.
"I took one final today, but three over the weekend," said Rachel Stanevich, a freshman from Beecher, a town in the Chicago suburbs. "I'm here now just to de-stress. Being with the dogs helps take your mind off of things for awhile."
Morgan Brown, a freshman from Roscoe, said her most difficult finals are coming up on Wednesday.
:I could always use some puppy love," she said.
But the students are learning the wrong lessons.