It’s been a week. There’s a lot of uncertainty and tension in higher ed right now, between the DACA elimination and the Title IX announcement. And then there was a giant data security breach that affected 143 million Americans. Plus, back-to-back hurricanes have thousands of people displaced and on edge. So I was really looking for some lighthearted and fun news this week, and strangely enough, my search brought me back to Harvey and Irma—not the hurricanes, but a couple married for 75 years. And, if that’s not enough, here’s an old standby of cute baby animals.

After you’ve indulged in a little emotional pick-me-up, be sure to indulge in the latest higher ed news.

What’s new this week:

Students, professors, and administrators from Grinnell College and the Farmer School of Business at Miami University weighed in on what works (and what doesn’t work) for retaining international students in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The latest higher ed rankings from Washington Monthly continued to make headlines this week with an appearance in the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

In a piece for The Conversation, College of the Holy Cross Professor Mathew Schmalz considered whether natural disasters are part of God’s retribution. The article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times.

Farmer School of Business was featured in BizEd magazine for its unique incorporation of “brain dominance” in its core curriculum and instruction design.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out posts on optimistic marketing and ditching the term “liberal arts.”

What we’ve been talking about:

The whole TVP Comms team shared our New (academic) Year’s resolutions now that school has started up again.

 

The view from our Williamsburg office is lovely today. Not pictured: #higheredhammock

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What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present a preconference media training at the CASE Annual Conference for Media Relations Professionals on Monday, September 18 in Philadelphia, PA.

Teresa will co-lead the “Developing Presidential Voice: Toolkit for Marketing and Communications” webinar for Academic Impressions on September 22.

Erin will present a session on social media to participants in the NACUBO Fellows Program in Washington, DC, on October 12.

Teresa will lead a crisis communications session and case study review for the Dean’s Section of the American Association of Law Schools in San Diego, CA on January 6, 2018.

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