Reviving America, One College Town at a Time
Photo: Gannon University
James Fallows, Washington Monthly
Where colleges are located is, in most cases, now a given, like the presence of a river or a major transportation hub. But what a college decides to do with and for the community outside its gates is a choice.
More colleges are recognizing both the responsibility and the potential rewards of choosing to make “town and gown” a serious priority rather than just a slogan. Gannon University epitomizes this trend, as does Colby College, a liberal arts institution in Waterville, Maine.