What’s new this week:

This week, the annual college rankings from U.S. News & World Report dropped to mixed reviews and claims of a greater consideration of social mobility. But Washington Monthly has been focusing on the public good in its rankings for years. Be sure to check out the latest mention in an article for Inside Higher Ed, a feature in The Atlantic, as well as a special interview on Press Pool with Julie Mason for a discussion with Washington Monthly’s Editor in Chief Paul Glastris on college voting, midterm elections and the Monthly’s new vocational certificates rankings.

Admissions leaders from Grinnell College and Scripps College share the pros and cons of writing about adversity for a college application essay in this piece in U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Held in conjunction with the CASE Conference for Media Relations Professionals, Teresa will run a CASE Media Training Workshop on October 1 in Chicago.

Erin will present a pre-conference session on “Communicating the Value of Higher Education” at the Association of Collaborative Leadership’s annual conference in Norfolk, Va., on October 10.

Erin will present on “Demystifying Social Media” during the October 19 meeting of the NACUBO Fellows Program in Washington, DC.

Teresa will lead an Academic Impressions webinar on “How to Write an Effective Op-Ed in Higher Education” on October 23 from 1-2 pm ET.

Erin will deliver a general session keynote on effective media management at the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers’ Fall Workshop in Point Clear, Ala., on October 30.

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