What’s new this week:

In an essay for Salon, Professor Karla Erickson of Grinnell College discusses how robots have changed over time, as well as human perceptions and expectations of them.

Longwood University Professor Kevin Doyle argues in Scientific American that Purdue Pharma should become a public trust.

Do craft breweries gentrify neighborhood? It’s complicated, explains University of Toledo Professor Neil Reid in this Salon piece.

Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell, professors at Grinnell College, weigh in for CNN Business on how in the run up to the Iowa caucuses, Democratic candidates are ignoring the decline of rural America.

Oxford College of Emory University Professor Pearl Dowe offers her thoughts for The Conversation on the defining quotes of the first debate of 2020, focusing on Amy Klobuchar’s statement about MBAs and plumbers. The piece also ran in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, RawStory, and Salon.

This week, Palm Beach Atlantic University announced Debra Schwinn as its ninth president. Congratulations to PBA University and President Schwinn on a successful rollout, which includes coverage in The Palm Beach Post.

Roger Milici, Jr., vice president for development and university relations at Fordham University, defends the importance of charitable giving to institutions of higher education in a Letter to the Editor of The Wall Street Journal and in an essay for The Hill.

As the phrase “OK, boomer” heads to the Supreme Court for consideration as ageist discrimination, Farmer School of Business Professor Megan Gerhardt emphasizes that legal protection isn’t going to solve the larger issues of intergenerational challenges in the workplace in this thoughtful NBC News THINK essay.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out posts on the importance of proofreading and website maintenance.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present at CASE’s Senior Institute for Communications and Marketing in Florida in February 2020.

Cristal will present “How to Create a National Media Strategy Aligned With a Known Brand” at the CASE District I Conference in Boston March 12-13, 2020.

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