town-and-gown

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.
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Thursday's debate, sponsored by Associated Students of CSUN, focused largely on town-and-gown issues.
Town-and-gown relations have long been a topic for conversation among academics, but what responsibility does the university have to its surrounding community--especially one in crisis?