Around the industry: Oberlin president to step down in 2017

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  • California: The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) announced Monday that it will house the country's first state-funded center dedicated to studying gun violence. Garen Wintemute, an emergency medical physician and expert in the field of firearm violence research, will direct the center. "Lack of a federal funding stream has prevented a full understanding of the root causes of violence and effective approaches to contain it," Wintemute says. "We are thrilled that UC Davis will be the lead campus for the new center" (CBS SF Bay Area, 8/29). 
  • Ohio: Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov will resign from his position in June 2017, he announced on Tuesday. It has not been determined whether Krislov, who served as president of Oberlin for a decade, will continue to teach at the college (Zamudio-Suaréz,"The Ticker," Chronicle of Higher Education, 9/6).
  • Pennsylvania:  An assistant professor at Lafayette College who went on a hunger strike over his rejected bid for tenure suspended his protest on Monday. In a statement, Juan Rojo said, "I remain committed to working with my colleagues, the administration and the board so that together we can address these and other areas of concern in an effort to strengthen our institution and our educational mission" (Inside Higher Ed, 9/6). 

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