Ohio University to Host Town-Gown Summit 

Ohio University and the City of Athens will co-host the fifth annual Ohio Town and Gown Association Summit from July 14-15. The virtual Summit will bring together municipal, community and higher education leaders from across the state to discuss and explore best practices to strengthen partnerships. 

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UND, Grand Forks Recognized for Collaboration 

The city of Grand Forks and UND have been recognized with one of the nation's highest awards for outstanding town and gown relationships. The city and university were selected as the winners of the Larry Abernathy Award from the ITGA. The award is given annually to a city and university that best exemplify the mission of ITGA. 

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Region's Mayors Want Say in Selecting in Selecting University President 

Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and five other Appalachian mayors penned a letter to the Ohio University Board of Trustees earlier this month asking to have a say in who is selected as the institution’s president, arguing that weighty decisions made at the university have consequential spillover effects on their cities.

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