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Week in Review: May 4, 2018

What’s new this week:

College students at Fordham University have a unique opportunity to take a high-level business class while on a spin bike. The one-of-a-kind class was featured online at Good Morning America and included in the GMA highlights as well.

California teens are turning out to pre-register to vote, but that doesn’t mean they’ll turn out to vote when they legally can. In a Press-Enterprise article, Grinnell College professor Douglas Hess explains that while Millennial voting power could rival Baby Boomers, their turnout numbers are historically quite low.

Be sure to read this letter to the editor in The Chicago Tribune from AGB’s Guardians Initiative Leadership Group member Dennis FitzSimons on how to restore America’s faith in higher education.

And, congratulations to Oxford College of Emory University for having a great week of coverage:

David Gowler, the Dr. Lovick Pierce and Bishop George F. Pierce chair of religion at Oxford,weighs in on political leaders like Paul Ryan claiming to be Christian and then acting in conflict to their beliefs in a commentary for Fortune.

The Washington Post also ran a piece by Professor Gowler on the National Day of Prayer and the separation of church and state.

Oxford Chaplain Reverend Lyn Pace offers guidance on what the role of a White House chaplain should be in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution piece.

Also appearing in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this touching essay from Oxford student Sam Gardner describes his experience as a volunteer to bury and mourn the homeless.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blogdon’t miss pieces on strategies to inspire and retain creative staff and what the higher ed marketing department of the future should look like.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will sit on the Campus Investigations and the “Me Too” Movement panel at the Steptoe & Johnson Higher Education Seminar on May 24 in Pittsburgh.

Erin will join Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney in presenting “Crisis Management, Leadership and Communications” at the ACE Fellows Program’s closing retreat on June 4 at Southern Connecticut State University.

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