What’s new this week:

In a piece for The Conversation, Professor Kenneth Carter of Oxford College at Emory University explains how a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes succeed. It also ran in The Chicago Tribune, The L.A. Times, Good Sports, and Public Radio International (PRI).

Additionally, Carter appeared on the radio show Calgary Today with Angela Kokott to discuss the Olympic advantage for thrill seekers.

Carter also lent his expertise to a U.S. News & World Report article on protecting your heart from negative emotions.

Congratulations to Grinnell College Professor Kesho Scott, who was featured in a session at the Karachi Literature Festival on the importance of female autobiographies.

Richard Legon, president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), examines the role of Michigan State University’s board of trustees in the wake of a sex abuse scandal for The Washington Post.

If you haven’t subscribed to the Educate podcast from APM Reports, you’re missing out on great education reporting. In the latest episode, the podcast discusses low-income students who take out loans for school—and then leave before earning a degree.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, Eric Sickler offers advice for maximizing ROI on media strategies.

What we’ve been talking about:

Cristal must have been hit by Cupid’s arrow before sharing this Valentine’s ode to an ideal pitch.

Ali is hoping to go for gold with this blog post on PR at the Winter Olympics.

Erin provided media training for participants in NACUBO’s Mentoring Program on Feb. 16 in Washington, DC.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa and Erin will be at the National Conference on Trusteeship for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in San Francisco. They will run the Crisis Management: What is the Role of the Board? Workshop on April 22. Teresa will also facilitate the master class Fake News, Social Media, and Your Institution’s Reputation on April 23.

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