Campus-Community Connections
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Upcoming Webinar: Let’s Get Together: A Joint Town-Gown Climate Plan and the Story of Relationship Building
The Mayor of the City of Decatur, Georgia, and President of Agnes Scott College recently completed a joint Climate Resilience Plan. This plan is the latest example of a long history of collaborations between this liberal arts college and progressive southern city. Whether you are a municipal leader or a higher education community liaison, join us to learn about the success and challenges of this planning effort and longstanding relationship!

Join this illuminating town-gown discussion Tuesday, November 28, 12:00pm -1:00pm (EST). Hosted by ITGA's Late Night Lunchtime Talk Show host, this discussion addresses Transforming Relationships and Resiliency in ITGA's Core Competency areas. To register, click here.
ITGA's Core Competencies
ITGA's commitment to resiliency, community, relationships, and well-being forms the foundation of our mission to become a leading resource for tackling challenges, addressing emerging issues, and seizing opportunities within the realm of higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. The work of ITGA and its dedicated members is deeply interconnected through these competencies, fostering the growth and prosperity of our communities and their environments, both natural and manmade. Learn more
Racial Justice and Equity Committee (RJE) Co-Chair Nominations Open
The ITGA Racial Justice and Equity Committee has an open call for nominations for individuals interested in serving in the role of co-chair. Co-chairs serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2025. Individuals can nominate themselves or a colleague by using the survey link below. Please respond by Thursday, November 30, 2023. 
Safe Alternative to Unsanctioned Off-Campus Events
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is looking to start new on campus traditions during the weekend of St Patrick's Day, with the goal of offering an exciting and safe alternative to unsanctioned off campus events. We are particularly interested in engaging the off campus population. Learn more.
To see the calendar of events for November, click here.
National & International Headlines
Student Groups Earn Cornell Honors for Local Partnerships
To highlight how local partnerships improve Cornell, Ithaca and Tompkins County, the university presented the Cornell Town-Gown Awards – known as the TOGOs – to three student-community collaborations.
Creating a College Community Coalition
A college town is defined as a town or city where the population is prominently college students. In Ogden’s case, it is a town in which the local university and the city work together to create a better environment for everyone.
A Civic Agenda about Groups, Communities, and People
In this article, Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice at The University of Manchester, made the case that “the role of universities in stagnating or declining economies is a sharp challenge for all of us."
New Plague on College Campus, Loneliness
On the first stop in his “We Are Made to Connect” campus tour, U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy visited Duke University Oct. 25 to spread his message about the importance of social connection. 
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