What’s new this week:

Don’t miss this Bloomberg piece on how Carthage College’s endowment manager beat Harvard with index funds.

Ahead of Amazon’s final decision about the location of its second headquarters, Scripps College professor Corey Tazzara looks to the Italian experience after the Renaissance for lessons the U.S. can learn about cities cooperating rather than competing for corporate interests in this Washington Post piece.

In a segment for Academic Minute, Professor Mark Montgomery of Grinnell College explains why international adoptions are declining. Inside Higher Ed also highlighted the segment.

Does your office layout matter as a professor? Farmer School of Business professor Jim Friedman thinks so and details in the Chronicle of Higher Education how swapping his desk for a round table aligns with his teaching philosophy.

Professor Eric Stenstrom of Farmer School of Business shares his research on the relationship between hormones, money, and risk taking with The Irish Times.

What we’ve been talking about:

With commencement season underway, Cristal shares a roundup of solid advice—for all ages—from some great graduation speeches.

It’s been over a week since National College Signing Day, but Ali reminds us that not all students had an opportunity to make their higher ed decisions by May 1.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will sit on the Campus Investigations and the “Me Too” Movement panel at the Steptoe & Johnson Higher Education Seminar on May 24 in Pittsburgh.

Erin will join Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney in presenting “Crisis Management, Leadership and Communications” at the ACE Fellows Program’s closing retreat on June 4 at Southern Connecticut State University.

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