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town and gown

The two coexisting communities of a university town, i.e., the university (primarily the students) and the residents of the town where it is located, used especially in reference to tensions between the two. "Gown" is a reference to the traditional academic gown once worn by university students, now typically reserved for graduation ceremonies. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. The city council decided to establish a collaborative committee dedicated to helping resolve such disputes between town and gown. Town-and-gown relations have continued to sour as residents' complaints about noise and congestion within the town have increased.
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town-and-gown

the relations between a town and the university located within the town; the relations between university students and the nonstudents who live in a university town. (Usually in reference to a disagreement. Fixed order.) There is another town-and-gown dispute in Adamsville over the amount the university costs the city for police services. There was more town-and-gown strife reported at Larry's Bar and Grill last Saturday night.

town and gown

The inhabitants of a college or university town and the students and personnel of the college, as in There used to be friction between town and gown but the new parking lots have eased it . The gown in this expression alludes to the academic robes traditional in British universities. [Early 1800s]
See also: and, gown, town

town and gown

non-members and members of a university in a particular place.
The gown is the academic dress worn by university members, now required only on ceremonial or formal occasions. The distinction between town and gown was made in these specific terms in early 19th-century Oxford and Cambridge, but the traditional hostility between the native inhabitants of the two cities and the incoming students has been a long-standing phenomenon, as is evidenced by the St Scholastica's Day riot in Oxford in 1354 .
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They need to be invited and courted for the mutual benefit of the town and gown. The time to begin such initiatives is now,' Osunkeye said.
I recall in college we used to talk a lot about the relationship between town and gown; that is, the town community and the academic community, and how they relate to each other.
As the university expands link Town and Gown by transferring the ailing listed Market Hall to university ownership with the provision that they build the long-awaited bridge over the ring road!
The Durham Town and Gown 10k is the latest addition to the Town and Gown series, which already sees thousands of runners from Cambridge and Oxford take to the streets for the campaign.
Twelve runners from the centre will compete in the two teams, dubbed the Muscle Maidens and the Muscle Magpies, in the first Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Durham Town and Gown 10k.
I was asked to attend this conference and give a keynote speech titled "Town and Gown Best and Evolving Practices." My presentation was based on the research I did for my latest book, Town and Gown Relations: A Handbook of Best Practices (McFarland and Co.
Town and gown relations; a handbook of best practices.
Located near the main entrance to Brandenburg Technical University, an institution founded in 1991 to help reinvigorate the decrepit shell of this workers' paradise, the new library serves as a bridge between town and gown. It is also a symbol of transparency and free expression, in a way that the uniform campus buildings are not.
The CFF panel session, "Town and Gown: Models for Collaboration in Music" will be held March 17, 2003, during the National Conference.
Bailey sets up the emergence of the sexual revolution with discussions of town and gown politics before World War II, the growth of the University during the war, and the establishment of gender and sexual norms in the post-war years.
Professor Adeyemi who is also the chairman, governing council, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State stated this recently while delivering his valedictory lecture, entitled 'The Ivory Tower: Town and Gown in the Contemporary Nigeria,' which was the second in the university.
The need and desire for universities and their communities to become better dance partners has led to the creation of a nonprofit association focused solely on establishing and enhancing better community relations--the International Town and Gown Association, based in Clemson, S.C.
* TOWN AND GOWN: Children from St Joseph's RC Primary School, Dalton, at the university ceremony with (from left) Playing for Success manager Jeanette Palmer, Andy Booth and Ann Hough of Huddersfield Town, learning manager for Kirklees Anita Davis and university lecturer Jim Reid