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Week in Review: August 23, 2019

What’s new this week:

Following the Varsity Blues admissions scandal, many are asking if anything meaningful has changed. Annie Reznik, executive director of the Coalition for College, weighed in for Inside Higher Ed, explaining that reforming admissions to be more equitable is and should be an on-going process and most admissions professionals have “nothing more than the students’ potential in mind.”

This Fortune piece on how workers can compete with technology highlights expertise from Grinnell College Professor Karla Erickson, who explains that soft skills like communication and collaboration are still essential even in the face of increasing automation.

Oxford College of Emory University Professor Gary Glass addresses mental health concerns among college students in this article for The Week.

Professor Kenneth Carter of Oxford College of Emory University shares tips on how to keep a fresh start from turning into a stopping point in this Psychology Today piece.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out a post on why students should be telling your institution’s story.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will co-lead an Academic Impressions workshop on Developing Presidential Voice: Strategies and Best Practices on September 26-27 in New Orleans.

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