College Towns are the Losers this Football Season   

The coronavirus pandemic means fewer regular-season games, eight versus 12 last year, with half of them at home. But it's not the number of games that is most troubling to merchants and municipalities in college football towns. It's the absence of fans — and their wallets. All universities are limiting the number of spectators at their games.

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COVID-19 Strains Town-Gown Relations 

Universities that previously cultivated strong campus-community connections are fairing better than their peers. A good town-gown relationship needs to be developed before a cirsis or else you're always in reactive mode. But, there are best practices for town-gown relations that help. 

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Kent State University and City Discouraging Large Halloween Parties 

 Kent State University is joining the City of Kent in discouraging parties with 10 or more people on Halloween to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a press release, this guidance also applies to the week leading up to Halloween and the days following, which typically attracts many outsiders to Kent.

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