What’s new this week:

Grinnell College Professor Mark Montgomery weighs in on why international adoptions have declined in the U.S. for this NPR Morning Edition interview.

The Conversation article on Carthage College Professor Angela Dassow’s research identifying individual gray wolves by their howls also ran in Salon this week.

This University Business roundup on tools and tactics for strengthening faculty-student relationships on campus includes expertise from Mike Latham, vice president for academic affairs and dean at Grinnell College and Rachel Annunziato, professor and associate dean of strategic initiatives at Fordham University.

Scripps College Professor Stacey Wood explains why we still have sweepstakes scams in a post for Psychology Today. Her essay originally appeared in The Conversation.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogbe sure to check out posts on the top elements of website redesign and rethinking how we measure social media ROI.

What we’ve been talking about:

In this Inside Higher Ed piece on potential liability with fun student traditions, Erin shares some points for institutions to consider, especially in terms of parent expectations of student safety.

Ali makes a case for why longform articles can offer respite from never-ending breaking news.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present at the Academic Impressions conference“Crafting Presidential Voice: Strategies for Communications and Marketing Teams”on September 17-18 in Milwaukee.

Erin will present a pre-conference session on “Communicating the Value of Higher Education”at the Association of Collaborative Leadership’s Annual Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on October 10.

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