Dear friends, 

In our last Bringing It of 2019, we wanted to thank you for the joy you have brought us as thought partners and collaborators. This time of year serves as an opportunity to reflect on the successes, challenges, and relationships of the last year. We’d love to hear your reflections on 2019 and the “twenty-tens,” especially in relation to the good work you all do in higher education. Shoot us a line at We’d love to have your thoughts take us into the new decade. 

Dear friends,

We wanted to take the time to offer you some thoughtful reflections, impactful resources, and reminders. Enjoy!

Reflections: “Young, Gifted, @Risk, & Resilient” National Conference

What Our Partners are Doing: Rutgers-Newark’s Honors Living-Learning Community

Dear Friends, 

With the start of a new academic year, we hope that you’ve had some time this summer to breath and replenish yourselves, or to embark on new projects and adventures – or both.

Welcome Kate Griffin as PLACE Project Coordinator

Dear friends,

You may have seen our AAC&U-sponsored email blast, sharing a special offer on BTtoP’s publications. For a limited time, we are making our six books, designed for use by educators, administrators, and higher education professionals, available for free through our partners at AAC&U – you pay shipping costs only. This offer includes bulk orders for those who would like to order multiple copies for distribution to committees, faculty members, students, and/or community members. 

Dear friends,

It’s hard to feel anything but grief, anger, and despair this week in the face of the appalling massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio. The ideologies of hate fueled these massacres while political leaders fail to do anything about gun violence.

Dear friends,

We hope that you are finding time in the summer to rest, refresh, and breathe; we’ve have too, in Texas, the Delaware shore, and the Adirondack mountains. It has also been exciting to work on the launch of our PLACE Collaboratory with our partners in Los Angeles, Greensboro, Baltimore, and Newark. Stay tuned for more news on that important venture.

Congrats to Brown University on Its AMP Grant