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    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her fiancée, Morgan, and their cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 72 comments on BU Is Getting a Comfort Dog–and You Could Name Her

    1. good choice. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD was the first black women to earn an MD in the US from the New England Female Medical College. This merged with BU.

  1. Missed opportunity:
    “On a recent Friday afternoon, she paw-sed for selfies and drew double takes from students, faculty, and staff in the George Sherman Union, all of whom broke into smiles at the sight of her.”

  2. Some dogs will fare well with the responsibility expected of it. However, BU will be too heavy a burden for the dog in this picture. Give her to a warm home with children and shower her with lots of love.

  3. I like “Sunny”. She brings her Sunny disposition and beautiful Sunny self into difficult situations, bringing light and warmth wherever she goes! A Sunny day is a good day! And when life is gray, or gloomy or just plain dark – Sunny can brighten up even the saddest mood with her sweet unselfish love and kisses. A gentle relief to a person under stress, even calling her name “Sunny” brings a reminder that there’s a ray of light beyond the clouds.

    Sunny is a happy name, as sunshine brings joy and happiness to people of all different backgrounds
    and cultures. Sunny is a playful, carefree name, giving someone a respite from their troubles in her presence. She wil surely live up to her name. She’s a working dog and whatever the situation, campus life is where she shines and does her best work! She just brings herself and lights up any room!

  4. I suggest Scarlett. We have Rhett the Terrier, so why not Scarlett? Gone With the Wind: Scarlet O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Aso, BU red is scarlet red.

  5. “Bijou” , “a jewel, something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought”. A pretty sound too, but would that be too confusing with all the times she would hear “BU” in our environment?!

  6. Animal shelters are absolutely overwhelmed right now. This would have been a great opportunity to RESCUE a dog instead of choosing to support breeders. Please consider a shelter dog next time!

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