Happy Fall! Today, my husband and I are celebrating our four-year anniversary. Of our marriage, that is, since we’ve been officially together for literally half of my life. In middle school, I spotted a short, mushroom-cut adorned metal mouth from across the gym during a matball game, and I knew I would marry him one day. Whether you think it romantic or creepy, I eventually won him over. And while he’s since ditched the haircut and the braces and is no longer a foot shorter than me, I don’t love him any less for it.

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What’s new this week: 

In a piece for Fortune, Professor Alex Hindman of the College of the Holy Cross explained that Trump can’t take away America’s status as a global power—even with a bad United Nations speech.

Paul Glastris and Anne Kim of the Washington Monthly co-wrote an op-ed for The Hill on how colleges can close the skills gap by focusing on adult learners.

The Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) continues to make headlines, and this week Mercury News featured MTC schools in the San Francisco Bay area and a look at student mental wellbeing. WGBH’s On Campus Radio also highlighted MTC in an episode that looks at diversity on college campuses. 

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out how to be more inclusive during the admissions process, as well as a post on “content indigestion.”

What we’ve been talking about:

On the heels of the annual National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) conference, Teresa offered crisis advice for admissions colleagues.

The whole TVP Comms team was saddened to hear that USA Today College shut down this week, so we posted a Quick Hit with some of our favorite clips from the outlet.

The best way to start the week is with media training! #casemrp @caseadvance #highered

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What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present at a meeting of the Chief Communication and Development Officers of the University of Texas System on September 26 in Austin, TX.

Erin will present a session on social media to participants in the NACUBO Fellows Program in Washington, DC, on October 12.

On October 12, Erin and Sandy Baum, fellow at the Urban Institute and trustee of Bryn Mawr College, will participate in an AGB Guardians Initiative webinar, “Let’s Talk About Value: How to Become an Advocate for Higher Ed.

Teresa will lead a crisis communications session and case study review for the Dean’s Section of the American Association of Law Schools in San Diego, CA on January 6, 2018.

On Feb. 9, 2018, Erin will present “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates,” part of Mount Holyoke College’s Advocacy in the Public Domain event series.

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