Town / Gown

U of I, community college open campus food pantries

Campus food pantries have opened in recent years at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and other colleges around the country to help students who don't have enough money to cover their expenses and keep themselves well-fed, despite the fact that many of them have families.

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Crisis management planning resources

We've all seen what can happen to a higher ed institution when a weather-related disaster strikes. The American Association of Community Colleges is helping all community colleges become more prepared for anything that comes their way with a web page of crisis planning and management resources.

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The Last Higher Education Frontier

Making mountain college towns from energy reinvestment

Some of us east-coasters are urban-centric when it comes to identifying with the last American higher learning frontier—rising out of the Rocky Mountains and continental college town divide. Indeed, new interest in eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and extreme sports is creating a different kind of gold rush—expeditions to places of big sky, wild rivers, lakes, and peaks formed by glaciers thousands of years ago.

Two-Year Institutions Making Bigger Commitment to Community

Maintaining healthy town/gown relations enhances campus life and generally makes the institutional mission easier to achieve. In recent years, however, community college officials are finding that efforts must go beyond providing cultural venues that locals can access.

Serving the Community

Two-year institutions making a bigger commitment to community outreach

Maintaining healthy town/gown relations enhances campus life and generally makes the institutional mission easier to achieve. In recent years, however, community college officials are finding that efforts must go beyond providing cultural venues that locals can access.

Reaching Out To The Community Is One Des Moines U Goal

Des Moines University educators spend the majority of their time preparing health care professionals to go into the world to enhance and save lives. To its administrators, there’s nothing insular about that mission: extending services to the community is a key way the university prepares its students and gives back to local residents as well. Angela Walker Franklin, DMU’s president, said one of the university’s ongoing goals is continuing and strengthening its outreach to the community.

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College Town?

Flathead Valley Community College will reach out to local businesses to begin gathering input

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Establishments Go Alcohol-Free For 'State Patty's'

Nearly three dozen downtown bars, restaurants and bottle shops have agreed to halt alcohol sales to counter an early St. Patrick's Day celebration created by Penn State students, the most aggressive effort yet to curb drinking for the unofficial "State Patty's Day" holiday.

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