What’s new this week:

In a Washington Post op-ed, Grinnell College Professor Barbara Trish makes a powerful call to end unpaid Capitol hill positions.

Professor Ralph Savarese of Grinnell College shares his experience of reading fiction with Temple Grandin and misconceptions about autism and literature in a piece for Salon.

Carthage College Professor Kevin Crosby talks Marsbees—tiny robots designed to explore Mars—with Scholastic’s The New York Times Upfront news magazine.

A few Farmer School of Business professors took a faculty field trip to Silicon Valley for tech immersion. Read more about their experience in this BizEd article.

This Chronicle of Higher Education roundup of strategies to prepare students for meaningful careers includes tips from some great schools, including Grinnell College and Hiram College.

Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings continued to make headlines this week, including in The Brownsville Herald, KVEO NBC, The Fresno Bee, Cincinnati Business Courier, Valley Morning Star, WBTV, The Daily Advertiser, The Winston-Salem Chronicle, Laredo Morning Times, KAGS NBC, Salisbury Post, and Idaho State Journal.

Be sure to check out this great Hechinger Report piece about colleges starting early with career advising—as early as first-year orientation. The article, which highlights Grinnell College and Lycoming College, also ran in U.S. News & World Report.

Oxford College of Emory University Professor Erin Tarver explains in a piece for Salon what it really means to burn Nikes in protest of Colin Kaepernick’s ad.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogdon’t miss this post on helping others to help you better communicate.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present at the Academic Impressions conference“Crafting Presidential Voice: Strategies for Communications and Marketing Teams” 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, Virginia on October 10.

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

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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