Town-gown relations

Changing Duke's Culture

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For Duke University's lacrosse team, some semblance of normalcy -- if not closure -- came last weekend, when the team whose previous season had been canceled amid the now-infamous rape case that roiled the campus returned to action for the first time. Thousands of fans cheered and few (if anyone) jeered, according to published reports. 

A City, a Campus and 115,000 Cars

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U. of Washington finds itself in the middle of a transportation debate that involves some of its most prized turf.

A Campus for the Arts in Georgia

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Columbus State U.'s new downtown branch distinctive in terms of private support, urban revitalization and investment in the fine arts.

Calling on CUNY

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Immigration phone-in is one part of CUNY's effort to assist New York City immigrants on a massive scale.

The Pedagogy of Place

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Historians discuss ways to teach students -- and themselves -- more about the cities where they work and live.

'The American College Town'

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For many students, living in a college town is a key part of their undergraduate experience. And for many faculty members and administrators, living in a college town is a key part of their adult lives. The University of Massachusetts Press is about to publish a scholarly analysis of these locales, The American College Town. Blake Gumprecht, the author and associate professor of geography at the University of New Hampshire, responded to e-mail questions about his new book.

Paving Paradise?

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Endangered habitat used for biological research at risk of potentially being developed by California college to make way for "green" parking lot.

A City Refills Its Plate

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After losing a popular arts and culinary university, Charleston, S.C., recruits another institution to fill the void.

If It Can Happen To Him ...

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For black male academics, the arrest of Henry Louis Gates represented their experiences and fears of profiling, no matter how many degrees they have earned.

Collaboration on College Completion

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Gates Foundation funds efforts in seven cities to boost graduation rates by coordinating resources of K-12, higher ed and local government; data-sharing programs among those targeted.

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