What’s new this week:

Longwood University’s Catherine Franssen lends her expertise to this Reader’s Digest article on 12 traits that may make you smarter than you think.

Rather than focusing on celebrity involvement in the Varsity Blues scandal, Executive Director of the Coalition for College Annie Reznik reminds us to stay focused on the larger issues of higher education access and equity in the college admissions process in this piece for Diverse.

According to a new study from the University of Toledo, nearby craft breweries may increase your property values. Coverage of the study and comments from Professor Neil Reid appeared this week in Charlotte Five and Builder after originally appearing in The Charlotte Observer.

This roundup of last-minute, inexpensive summer activities for kids on The Washington Post’s On Parenting blog includes tips from Professor Catherine Bagwell of Oxford College of Emory University.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to catch a new take on Seth Odin’s purple cow and why schools should strive for being unique instead of just different.

What’s next on our calendars:

Erin will present on Crisis Management, Leadership and Communications during the ACE Fellows Program’s closing retreat on June 5 in Portland, Oregon.

Erin will participate in a panel titled, “Communicating during a Crisis: The Challenges for Media and Higher Education,” at the Worldviews 2019 conference in Toronto, Canda on June 13. She will join Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed; David Estok, vice president of communications at the University of Toronto; and Robert Cribb, investigative and foreign affairs reporter for the Toronto Star to discuss how media and institutions should communicate during times of crisis.

Teresa will present “Legal and Communication Issues: How Your Attorney and Your Communications Officer Can Save You” at the American Academic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy on July 16.

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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