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International Town & Gown Association 
College Town Newsletter

August 31, 2017
Welcome to Dateline, a weekly newsletter
highlighting college town news around the world
In This Issue
Community Relations Director Departure Stirs Concern in Foggy Bottom 
The GW Hatchet, by Justine Coleman
The leader of Gw's neighborhood outreach efforts is leaving her post this week, marking the latest in a string of departures from the government relations office. Britany Waddell, director of community relations, will depart Sept. 1 for a government role in Calvert County, MD. Waddell is at least the third person to leave the Office of Governmental Relations in the last 13 months, stirring concern among some in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood who fear that are losing trusted allies at the University. Renee McPhatter, assistant vice president for government and community relations, said Waddell had strengthened GW's ties to its surrounding neighborhood, and the office will look to fill the vacant position.  As the face of the University in the Foggy Bottom community, Waddell was known for her approachability, reliability and knowledge of neighborhood issues, community leaders said.  
Employees, Community Leaders Celebrate Partnerships, Explore Future Opportunities 
NMSU Media Center, by Mark Hornickel
Northwest employees gathered with community leaders for the University's annual fall All-Employee Meeting, which highlighted outcomes of successful partnerships with Maryville. The meeting featured a presentation by downtown revitalization expert Ron Drake. Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel also joined Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski for the discussion. Mcdanel, a Northwest graduate with 15 years of experience in city government, highlighted recent collaborations involving Northwest and the city. In 2012, students in Northwest's advanced advertising strategies course, were tasked with rebranding Maryville's 3,000-acre Mozingo Lake area. In 2015, Northwest and the city completed the Fourth Street Improvement Project, a $2 million effort to enhance the corridor connecting downtown to campus. Northwest recently broke ground on a $20 million facility designed to serve a multitude of social, recreational and economic needs for the the region. 
Police, Colleges, Bars Prepare for Student Drinkers
The Daily Star, by Erin Jerome
As college students in Oneonta check off the first week of the semester, they can expect to see extra police presence in their first weekend out. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that state authorities are launching an effort to crack down on underage drinking on college campuses and in college towns. The State Liquor Authority and the Department of Motor Vehicles will be coordinating with local law enforcement to conduct sweeps of bars, liquor stores and restaurants to make sure they're not selling alcohol to people under 21. Similar sweeps in December and May resulted in nearly 1,000 fake IDs being confiscated and more than 900 arrests to people under 21 trying to buy alcohol. Oneonta police conducted walk-throughs at popular bars over the weekend, but they are prepared to see more issues next weekend once students have settled in, said OPD Sgt. Chris Catapano. 
Manchester Student Homes Awards 2017
Manchester Student Homes, by Staff Writers
Manchester Student Homes (MSH) was delighted to host a recent celebratory event to recognise the outstanding contributions of our accredited landlords and community members. The event was an opportunity to bring together various people living, working and volunteering in our off campus communities. In preparation for the awards, MSH ran a student survey to find the best land-lords and private halls in Manchester. Students were asked to nominate their landlord or hall for an award. The Awards ceremony was well attended with both familiar and new faces. Speaking about the awards, Cooper Healey, manager of MSH, said 'We are delighted with the huge amount of feedback we received about our accredited landlords, private halls and community members. It is a great reflection of the contributions we all make to support the student experience in off campus areas." 
Downtown Street Dance Brings Together Community, UW Students
UW Navigation, by Staff Writers
Laramie Main Street Alliance will host 2017's Downtown Mash Up, an annual event created to bring UW students and the Laramie community together with on-street entertainment, local food and drinks, live music and dancing. "Laramie Main Street is thrilled to be partner-ing with UW Athletics again this year to welcome new and returning students downtown for the start of foot-ball season," says Laramie Main Street Executive Director Trey Sherwood. "This year's street dance will be bigger and better that ever with Oregon fans in town and the Jalan Crossland Band as our headliner." Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Branding David Primus said, "We are excited to partner again this year with Laramie Main Street and the local community for the Downtown Laramie Mash Up."  We value our 'town and gown' relationship and hope everyone comes down and has a great time.   
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