What’s new this week:

In a thoughtful essay for Salon, Grinnell College Professor Ross Haenfler reflects on how the Kavanaugh hearings highlight our aggressively misogynistic culture

One in five students who enroll in a college or university drop out, but a growing number of institutions are engaging and training faculty to try to change that, including Carthage College. Read more on faculty and early alert teams in this Hechinger Report piece, which also ran in The Washington Post.

Carthage was also featured in this Chronicle of Higher Education article on how faculty advisers can serve a first responders when students need help.

This year’s annual college rankings from Washington Monthly include recognition for colleges that are making efforts to energize and mobilize student voters; WHYY highlights a few Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania schools that made the list.

Kimberlie Goldsberry, vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Carthage College, shares her best advice for parents of first-year students with University Parent.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to check out a post on institutional survival tips.

What we’ve been talking about:

Kristine weighs in on the future of media relations and the inevitability of change in the field for SpinSucks.

What’s next on our calendars:

Erin will present on “Demystifying Social Media” during the October 19 meeting of the NACUBO Fellows Program in Washington, DC.

Teresa will lead an Academic Impressions webinar on “How to Write an Effective Op-Ed in Higher Education” on October 23 from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Erin will deliver a general session keynote on effective media management at the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers’ Fall Workshop in Point Clear, Ala., on October 30.

On November 7, Teresa and Erin will lead a workshop on understanding and planning for institutional crises at the 2018 American Marketing Association Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in Orlando, Fla.

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