What’s new this week:

The Mastery Transcript Consortium is looking to transform the college admissions process. Scott Looney, one of its founders, explained to Inside Higher Ed how the consortium thinks about assessment.

Sina Esteky, assistant professor at the Farmer School of Business, shared in Fortune that a person’s likelihood to engage in risky investing may be linked to where their office is located.

U.S. News & World Report took a look at research from Professor Eric Stenstrom of the Farmer School of Business on the role testosterone plays in men’s financial habits.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, Minesh Parikh details how a marketing and communications audit can lead to more effective storytelling.

What we’ve been talking about:

Kylie offers some advice on how to use LinkedIn to extend the reach of your industry knowledge.

What is the most effective way to handle a presidential transition? Teresa provides her insights on Call to Action.

Teresa also spoke with USA Weekly about why she loves working with higher ed institutions and some of the challenges communications professionals are currently facing.

What’s next on our calendars:

On Feb. 9, 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.

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

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

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