What’s new this week: 

In the wake of last Thursday’s shooting at a Maryland Rite Aid warehouse, this Baltimore Sun article on the rarity of female and transgendered male mass shooters highlights expertise from Longwood University Professor Virginia Beard.

President Raynard Kington of Grinnell College shares his thoughts on some important topics this week. In a special report on geographic diversity for The Chronicle of Higher Education, President Kington reflects on his experience moving from D.C. to rural Iowa and how he found a home in Grinnell. And he urges academics to unite behind journalists and news outlets in support of fellow truth-tellers in a piece for Inside Higher Ed.

This Chronicle of Higher Education roundup of how rural colleges make the most of their locations also includes Grinnell, with comments from Dean for Careers, Life, and Service Mark Peltz and Vice President for Enrollment Joseph Bagnoli.

What we’ve been talking about:

In an article for the Journal Sentinel, Erin weighs in on the role gender plays in the UW-Whitewater scandal, in which Chancellor Beverly Kopper is being asked to resign because of sexual assault and harassment allegations against her husband.

What’s next on our calendars:

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 p.m. 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.

On November 7, Teresa and Erin will lead a workshop on understanding and planning for institutional crises at the 2018 American Marketing Association Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in Orlando, Fla.

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