What’s new this week:

Professor Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant of Grinnell College explains how using comedy and “Black Girl Humor” creates a space for black girls and women to actualize #BlackGirlMagic in this thoughtful essay for Salon.

University of Toledo Professor Lisa Pescara-Kovach unpacks the latest report from the Secret Service on preventable school attacks in the U.S. and the need for behavioral threat assessment in a piece for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

In an essay for CNN, Grinnell College Professor Mark Montgomery explains why the economic plans described by the 2020 presidential candidates have him questioning whether he’s truly a Democrat.

This Bustle article on what happens to your brain when you fall out of love highlights expertise from Professor Catherine Franssen of Longwood University.

Dean Doug Hicks of Oxford College of Emory University explains for The Hill how Democrats can win over religious voters if they take the time to understand them.

McDonald’s has pledged $500,000 to establish the first ever McDonald’s/APIA Scholars program; this Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article has details on the initiative that will offer educational and career resources to 55 Asian and Pacific Island American students.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out a post on why developing search engine optimized content is so important.

What we’ve been talking about:

Teresa weighs in for The Atlantic on the difference between a college and a university.

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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