What’s new this week:

Grinnell College Professor Ross Haenfler weighs in on Bart Simpson mania and culture war in the 1990s for this episode of Slate’s Decoder Ring podcast.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, the TODAY show spoke with Fordham University students for tips on how to be happy and with Father David Morcette on how to be our best selves.

Professor Gemma Sala of Grinnell College lends her expertise to this Christian Science Monitor article explaining the Catalan Trials and the prisoners’ dilemma.

Annie Reznik, executive director of the Coalition for College, explains why offering section retakes on the ACT won’t create more opportunities to level the playing field for students in this Education Dive piece.

This week, The Washington Post’s Book Club highlights the Virginia Children’s Book Festival, set to take place at Longwood University Oct. 16-18.

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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