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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We couldn't do it ourselves, and the city couldn't do it on its own, so we think it is an interesting town-gown relationship.
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Implementing effective intervention strategies around off-campus parties will: (1) Reduce the overall number of student parties; (2) Reduce underage and excessive drinking; (3) Limit the availability of alcohol to minors; (4) Decrease alcohol-related problems for students and residents; and (5) Improve town-gown relations.
That is a saying I have always thought very relevant to town-gown relations.
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At worst, the distinctions suggest an unsettling town-gown binary.
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