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International Town & Gown Association 
DATELINE
College Town News from Around 
the World
 
October 23, 2014
Welcome to DATELINE, a weekly newsletter
highlighting college town news from around the world.
In This Issue
ITGA 2015 Call for Proposals Now Open: Submit Your Ideas by January 31st
Group Formed to Address Sexual Assault on College Campuses
National Report Cites University of Sheffield as Leading Example of Regional Economic Growth
OSU Students Looking for "Service to Community" Projects
University Neighborhood Committee Recognized by Missouri Campus Compact.
Where Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live
ITGA 2015 Call for Proposals Now Open: Submit Your Ideas by January 31st 
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George Washington University and the District of Columbia are delighted to host the 2015 ITGA Con- ference May 31-June 3, 2015. We are seeking vibrant and groundbreaking presentations that will provide insightful educational programming for attendees at all professional levels. This conference program is designed to showcase cross-disciplinary efforts that have proven results. This year's tracks are tailored to the various professionals that engage everyday in town-gown challenges and opportunities in their communities. Click here to view the tracks and submission details. Send inquiries to beth@itgau.org.  
Group Formed to Address Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Fox8live, by Leigh Isaacson
A new Sexual Assault Working Group out of Baton Rouge learned why the number of rapes on Louisiana college campuses seems low. Wednesday was the first time the group, made up of Louisiana legislators, advocates and higher education leaders met. 
"At institutions where you have a fraternity house that isn't owned by the university and isn't contiguous with campus, it's not being captured," Scott Schneider told the group in a Senate committee room. The same can go for other off campus housing, Schneider said. Sen. J.P. Morrell said this is in part because universities may not ever hear about the attacks off campus. "It's not captured for a variety of reasons," said Morrell. "Not that the university doesn't want to report it. Law enforcement is under no obligation to tell the university it happened." The lapse in communication is one issue the Sexual Assault Working Group will focus on when considering policy changes before the upcoming leg- islative session. Other changes may focus on what's missing from the Clergy Reportable Crimes.  The group's goal is to figure out what legislation is needed to better learn about and stop sexual assaults on campuses.   
National Report Cites University of Sheffield as Leading Example of UK Regional Economic Growth
University of Sheffield, by Staff Writers
UniverCities: The knowledge to power UK metros com- mends the University of Sheffield for its "pioneering progressive practices which enhance economic impact," including: the University's Advanced Manufacturing Re-search Centre (AMRC) in which multinational companies and members of the high value manufacturing supply chain pay an annual fee to access the AMRC's resources and expertise, and then determine its research programme. The AMRC is also home to two government-funded Catapult centres in Advanced Manufacturing and Nuc- lear Manufacturing, as well as a UK-leading Training Centre in which Advanced Apprentices study manufacturing engineering in a research-led environment, sponsored by employers and with  progression routes onto degrees and beyond. 
The recommendations of the report have been broadly welcomed by University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett: "We are delighted that the City Growth Commission is rightly placing such a strong emphasis on the key role universities can and do play in our economy, both through the development of skills and our graduates, but also through the way we work with industry and government.  
OSU Students Looking for "Service to Community" Projects
Corvallis Newsletter, by OSU Staff
One of the overlooked contributions OSU students make in the community is their volunteer service. This year, the university has added a service component to its evolving First Year Experience program for new stu- dents. Building upon the MLK Day of Service initiative, this new "Service to Community" effort will engage first-year students to serve the campus and greater Corvallis community in volunteer projects between Jan. 5 and March 13, 2015. Each project should accommodate somewhat between five and 50 student volunteers and may include: direct service, beautification, sustainability promotion, philanthropy and giving, supporting campus community building, inclusion and /or social justice programs. "This is part of our plan to foster broad student success and to bring innovation, creativity and vision to the first year experience at Oregon State University," said Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice president of Student Affairs. 
University Neighborhood Committee Recognized by Missouri Campus Compact
Rockhurst University, by Staff Writers
Earlier this month, the Rockhurst University Neigh- borhood Committee received the 2014 Outstanding Community and Campus Collaboration Award during the annual Heartland Campus Compact Conference. The RUNC was formed in 2007 and is made up of representatives from the three neighborhood asso- ciations that border the campus and representatives from the University itself. The idea was to foster consistent two-way communication between the University and its neighboring communities. Since that time, the RUNC has served not only as a space for communication, according to Alicia Douglas, the director of community relations for Rockhurst University. It's had a broader impact. 
"What this group has been able to accomplish has been awesome," she said. "The RUNC is not just a way to exchange information with the surrounding community. We've also partnered on a variety of issues." Together, the RUNC has helped guide the design of the North Parking Garage, which includes new community amenities such as the University District Medical Care center and the Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity. Through the RUNC, the University has also been able to provide service and leadership opportunities for students and resources for community members.         
Where Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live 
Town-Gown Nation News
The New York Times, by Claire Cain Miller
When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank. And, as young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities-even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, up 37 percent since 2000, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk.  
Even as Americans over all have become less likely to move, young, college educated people continue to move at a high clip-about a million cross state lines each year, and those so-called young and the restless don't tend to settle down until their mid-30s. Where they end up provides a map of the cities that have a chance to be the economic powerhouses of the future.  
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