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First dogs Champ and Major Biden moved into the White House on Sunday, January 24.

Biden’s dogs are back at the White House

(CNN) -- Both of the President and first lady's dogs, Major and Champ, have returned to the White House after spending some time in Delaware following a biting incident involving Major, according to...

A group of senior veterinary technology majors pose for a picture during their large animal class. 

Veterinary Technology students earn highest passing rate in Ohio for second year in a row

Olivia Futo Reporter March 15, 2021

For the second year in a row, Veterinary Technology students at Kent State have achieved Ohio’s highest average passing rate on the national board exam along with earning a 100 percent passing rate on...

Whisky among his toys. The Family Dog Project research team is investigating on these exceptionally talented dogs.

Some dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times

Amy Woodyatt, CNN January 29, 2021

(CNN) -- Some talented dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times, according to a new study.Most dogs do not learn words unless they are extensively trained -- but a team of researchers...


Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) October 26, 2020

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington,...

‘Kent Talks’ discusses student athlete endorsements

Dante Centofanti Reporter September 27, 2020

In April the NCAA’s highest governing body made a groundbreaking ruling that would redefine what the average student-athlete could accomplish. The Board of Governors supported a rule change to allow...


Coyotes in Kent aren’t leaving any time soon

Samantha Karam and Kellie Nock January 31, 2018

Sitting in her room at night, Kent resident  and native Rachel Gundlach hears the howls of a pack of coyotes. Her cocker spaniel, Fuji, sits on her lap and stares out the window, barking at the sound.Gundlach...

4 the Love of Paws raises money for foster dogs

Francesca Demming April 8, 2017

Kent State's chapter of 4 the Love of Paws hosted its second-annual Spark Bark Walk-a-Thon Saturday, complete with a raffle, prizes, walks and lots of friendly dogs.The event raised money for Fur-get...

Junior advertising major Alissa Woodward holds her assistance cat, Gunner, in Olsen Hall on Monday, Feb. 13, 2016. Gunner aids Woodward in coping with her anxiety while in college. “It helps to come home to something solid, something unwavering,” Woodward said.

Animal companions ease students’ stress, anxiety

Jenna Kuczkowski March 8, 2017

Editor's note: This story first appeared in the March 9 edition of The Kent Stater.Resting just above the door handle of Madison Radke’s door in Wright Hall is a small sticker with “Animal in Residence”...

The price of a pooch: Footing the bill for college pets

Mikala Lugen March 8, 2017

After a long day of attending classes and working her part-time job, Bridget Looney walks into her apartment and is greeted with slobbery kisses from her newest puppy, Bennie.Looney, a junior exercise...

Anna Dempsey, a senior double major in criminology and justice studies and sociology, with Sully, a service dog, on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016.

Service dogs provide ‘paws’abilities

Samantha Ickes October 19, 2016

Anna Dempsey felt nervous as she walked into Texas Roadhouse with a black flat-coated retriever and labrador mix beside her.She had been told that people would stare when she went into public and that...

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and begging for scraps of food.But as...

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