What’s new this week:

Climate change should not be blamed for the battle between Nigerian farmers and herders, says Grinnell College Professor Leif Brottem. Read his Salon piece on why the altercations instead highlight the toxic and violent politics in the country.

Laura Stratton, director of admission at Scrips College, weighed in on three common college essay topics in this U.S. News & World Report article.

Fordham University Professor Boris Heersink shares his thoughts on Trump’s opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court and Justice Kennedy’s legacy in a piece for the Catholic News Service. It also ran in The Catholic Spirit and The Michigan Catholic.

In a thoughtful essay for Inside Higher Ed, Carthage College President John Swallow explains why we must balance emotion and intellect in college classes and on campus.

Professor Angela Dassow of Carthage College discusses her work identifying individual wolves by their howls for The Conversation. The piece also ran in The Los Angeles Times and was picked up by the Associated Press.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogbe sure to read up on how marketing influences everything.

What we’ve been talking about:

Ali shares her thoughts on the costly downside to high schools ditching the Advanced Placement program.

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.

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