The International Town & Gown Association™ Newsletter
July 26, 2018
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New Wave of City-University Partnerships Taking Shape
The consulting firm Jones Lang LaSalle has developed a list of
10 tips for universities, businesses and surrounding communities to develop innovation labs cooperatively. One popular structure for such partnerships involves universities doing the research and development and cities "acting as testing places to determine the results," potentially solving real-world problems that communities face. Experts say such arrangements can also lessen traditional tensions between colleges and college towns about issues such as student behavior or traffic during special events.
Tarleton Volunteers Prove a 'Good Neighbor' on Friday the 13th
Tarleton State University students brought a bit of good luck to one Stephenville resident on Friday, July 13, when they started clearing storm debris from his property. The cleanup is part of the Division of Student Affairs' Good Neighbor initiative under the direction of Darrell Brown, executive director of Community Outreach and Fraternity and Sorority Life. "Tarleton is proud to be in Stephenville, and we recognize the importance of working together on important initiatives to keeping our community looking nice," Brown said. The initiative also focuses on helping commuter students effectively engage the community and exhibit Tarleton's core values as residents.
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Universities Maneuver Through the Complexities of Cannabis Legalization
As a new academic year approaches, universities across Canada are struggling to develop policies in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis. The Trudeau government's cannabis legalization bill cleared the Senate on June 19, the final hurdle before becoming law, and the legal sale of cannabis will begin October 17.
The Cannabis Act creates a new regulatory framework for the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada, but gives provinces and municipalities authority to enact some of their own guidelines and restrictions. Universities will therefore face a tiered set of laws they will have to account for when drafting their own policies.
Manchester Mayor Participating in Leadership Program in New York City
The Mayor of Manchester has joined a nationwide leadership and development initiative made up of community leaders from across the country. Mayor Joyce Craig is in New York City to study leadership and management practices, one of 40 mayors chosen to participate in an education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. According to a release, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative will connect Craig with "some of the university's top educators, coaching from experts, a network of peers, and technical assistance."
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Job Posting: Coordinator for Neighborhood Relations, University of Colorado Boulder.
Webinar: The Value and Costs of a Vibrant Social Economy, July 26, 10:00-11:00 (Pacific Daylight Time).
Webinar: Peter Block, author of
Community, the Structure of Belonging, July 31, 12:00pm (EDT).