What’s new this week:

Grinnell College music professor Mark Laver weighs in on Kendrick Lamar’s music for this CNN piece on Beyoncé and Lamar and what it means to be unapologetically black.

In a piece on teaching franchising in higher ed for Entrepreneur, the Farmer School of Business cites low student demand as a reason to not include it as part of the regular curriculum.

After the Toronto attacks earlier this week, people are taking a closer look at the world of incel culture. Professor Ross Haenfler of Grinnell College shares some primary characteristics of members of this community with The Washington Post.

This week onInside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogbe sure to check out a last-minute checklist for actionable items during the final days of yield period from Suzanne Grigalunas of Lipman Hearne.

What we’ve been talking about:

If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, Kylie has a fun roundup of royal baby reads for you.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will sit on the Campus Investigations and the “Me Too” Movement panel at the Steptoe & Johnson Higher Education Seminar on May 24 in Pittsburgh.

Erin will join Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney in presenting “Crisis Management, Leadership and Communications” at the ACE Fellows Program’s closing retreat on June 4 at Southern Connecticut State University.

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