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ITGA Conference Updates-Call for Proposals Deadline is Friday, February 23!
The City of College Park and University of Maryland, College Park invite you to apply to be a presenter at the 2024 ITGA City & University Relations Conference, The Power of Partnerships: Solving Grand Challenges Together," June 5 through June 7, 2024. To view the tracks and submission details, click here.
Pre-Conference Workshop in Crisis Management - Register Today!
From Turmoil to Triumph: Crisis Management Tactics for Town and Gown
Controversies today are tried in the Court of Public Opinion more often than in the Court of Law. Whenever you’re dealing with a hot-button issue, your news can easily go viral in moments. Since it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one, “managing the message” and "managing the strategy" is a necessary skill set for city and university administrators – and the lawyers that serve them. Learn more.
The Certificate in Town Gown Relations Program Launches in March
ITGA is once again offering the Certificate in Town Gown Relations program beginning March 20-April 24, 11:00am-1:00pm (ET). The six-weeks virtual program helps stakeholders address the complex challenges and processes associated with city and university relationships and promotes the skills necessary for effective development of collaborative partnerships and alliances throughout college towns. To learn more about the program, click here. To see the modules and instructors, click here. Registration is open.
Racial Justice and Equity Committee Meeting
Please join RJE Committee Co-Chairs Summur Roberts and Chiluvya Zula this Thursday, Feb. 8th at 10:00am (CT) as they review the goals for 2023-2024 and gather feedback. To attend the zoom meeting, click here.
National & International Headlines
CU Boulder and City of Boulder Extend Ambassador Program
The Hill Ambassador Program provides a year-round presence that focuses on clean and safe initiatives, as well as hospitality services for businesses and visitors on the Hill. 
Learning from Europe on City Partnerships
Universities and cities work together to improve the local area elsewhere in Europe. Andrew Dean and Alison Ward share an initiative that helps the UK learn from this.
New Truth, Racial healing, and Transformation Campus Centers
The American Association of Colleges and Universities announced today partnerships with four new Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers.
'Swiftonomics' Brings Taylor Craze to College Classrooms
The mega–pop star’s impact on supply and demand, monopolies, and cost efficiencies make her prime teaching material for economics courses.
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