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May 18, 2020

What lessons can scientists and the public learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Hosts Lorelle Espinosa and Jon Turk discuss that and sustainability on college campuses with Lisa Graumlich, dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. Also, Lorelle and Jon explore ACE’s response to the Education Department’s recent release of new Title IX regulations and what it could mean for higher education.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Resources on the Department of Education’s Final Title IX Regulation

Webinar: Discussing the Title IX Final Rule
ACE Engage

College and University Presidents Respond to COVID-19: April 2020 Survey

3 Coronavirus Science Lessons Give Us Hope for the Planet’s Future by Lisa Graumlich
The Seattle Times | April 22, 2020

University of Washington College of the Environment


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Lorelle Espinosa is the vice president for research at ACE. In this role, she is responsible for developing the organization’s thought leadership and research agenda and for ensuring a consistent evidence base across ACE’s array of programs and services.

Jon Turk is the associate director for research at ACE. He conducts original research on a number of topics, including student success and completion, organizational change, and higher education policy.