Around the industry: Hobart and William Smith president to step down in 2017

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  • California: Former "America's Next Top Model" and "FABLife" host Tyra Banks will serve as a guest lecturer at Stanford University next May for a class on creating on protecting a personal brand. About 25 graduate students will learn how to use media to showcase their brands and deal with the press (AP/U.S. News & World Report, 8/22). 
  • New York: Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan will step down at the end of the coming school year in 2016. Gearan, who has been in his position since 1999, will serve as president in residence at Harvard University (Goodman, Democrat & Chronicle, 8/17).
  • Texas: A federal judge on Monday rejected the bid of three University of Texas at Austin professors for a preliminary injunction to ban concealed handguns from their classrooms. The professors had hoped to assert the right to ban concealed weapons in time for the beginning of fall semester classes on Wednesday (Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman, 8/22). 

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