What’s new this week:

 In an essay for Scientific American, Professor Ricardo Muñoz of Palo Alto University explains that depression can actually be prevented in some cases, and that online interventions can help.

New research from Oxford College of Emory University Professor Catherine Bagwell shows the importance of close friendships early in life and the effect friendships can have on later success. This interview, which originally aired with Ivanhoe Broadcast News, also ran on ABC News in Los Angeles.

In a thoughtful piece for University Business, President John Swallow of Carthage College reflects on his daughter’s leave of absence from college.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogbe sure to check out posts on how to influence online conversations about your institution and finding new ways to show prospective students how much you care about them.

What we’ve been talking about:

Teresa lends her expertise to this Houston Chronicle article on controversial hires in higher ed and stresses why voices of alumni, students, and others in the community matter.

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