Pooches Take the ‘Ruffness’ Out of Finals Week

With the fall semester coming to an end, students enjoy Puppies on the Green, hammocks in the Palm Court area, and manmade snow to relieve the stress of final exams.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 09, 2014) — Solving differential equations, studying the applications of epistemology, and examining the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance and multidimensional spectroscopy can tax the brain circuits of even the brightest college kids. Fortunately, University of Miami students who have had their heads buried in the books for the past few days got a little relief Tuesday from a few fury and friendly friends. During the popular Puppies on the Green event, adorable canines of all kinds fetched and frolicked with students, providing the perfect prescription to relieve the pressures and pain of final exams.

UM’s Pre-Vet Society organized the K9 love-in, and One By One Dog Rescue, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating, training, and caring for mistreated and abandoned dogs, provided the pooches, all of which were up for adoption.

The pups weren’t the only de-stressors available to students. While some undergraduates and graduates found the solitude of the Richter Library to be the ideal study surroundings, others decided to do a little hanging out in the Palm Court area, relaxing in orange and green hammocks strung between trees while reading textbooks, writing final essays, or just getting in a few winks.

And last Friday, ’Canes Night Live, UM’s late-night programming board, held its final ’Canes After Dark of the fall semester—a Winter Wonderland-themed event featuring trucked-in, manmade snow on the Foote Green, hot cocoa, ornament making, and more.

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