town-gown

town-gown

Relations between a college and the municipality in which it is located. Students at British universities and boarding schools were fond of playing pranks on the inhabitants of the cities and towns where the schools were. However, not all the “pranks” were pranks: drunken carousing, theft, arson, and other crimes were done under the guise of boyish high spirits. These uneasy relations between town and “gown” (students wore academic robes, as in “cap and gown”) happened in this country too, and there are still times when a mayor and a college dean meet to try and smooth ruffled feathers.
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Understand your institution's town-gown relations and connections with the region it serves.
16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) announced a pilot program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, West Chester University, Alvernia College and Caron Treatment Centers to develop a Town-Gown Pilot Project aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in the surrounding communities.
Angel said conversations about town-gown relations often turn to the question of how a school is financially supporting the local community.
The book describes in exquisite detail the development of cardiology at TMH and the town-gown relations that ensued.
A handful of us took on the project of assembling a history of the first century of Eugene's oldest town-gown organization.
From rural development to town-gown relationships, participants were able to choose to between topic areas and city type to find the resources and experienced peer advice to help address their unique challenges.
That is a saying I have always thought very relevant to town-gown relations.
University spokesman Phil Williams said: "These are problems that are largely missing in Huddersfield where good town-gown relationships persist.
As the town-gown split in homosexual life has displaced gay discourse from the community to the Academy, homosexual academics find themselves studying their friends, enemies, and people they'd like to sleep with or be.
There are more possibilities for eruptions in town-gown relationships than ever before," said Dr.
Many local physicians joined the clinical faculty at Carpenter's invitation, minimizing typical town-gown conflicts and providing an excellent complement of doctors for the medical school.
In a cooperative effort to improve town-gown relations, the local business community in a small college town agreed to sponsor a month-long exhibition of artworks created by a fine-art faculty from the university.
When creating a town-gown partnership, "it's all about the commitment," Allen says.
He is credited with playing a major role in improving town-gown relations between Holy Cross and the city.