Town-Gown Relations forum

Robert Wohl ’11 says:

SDS is starting a campaign for a more open campus and better relations with the Middletown community, and we want your input. What do you think of Middletown? How do you feel about Wes’s relations with Middletown? How do you feel about opening up campus and integrating more with Middletown? What are the obstacles and the advantages of an open campus? Come discuss these questions and more with students and faculty at SDS’s first Town-Gown Forum this Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 in PAC 004. There will be food.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: PAC 004

20 thoughts on “Town-Gown Relations forum

  1. Bradley Spahn

    I think the issue of Wesleyan’s relationship to Middletown runs much deeper than just access to facilities, which, I agree with Ed, is a strong point.The bigger questions come with how Wesleyan students conduct themselves on public streets and with regard to public officials and local residents. On the flip side, issues of crime and and poor treatment are also important. Frankly, I’m pleased this forum is happening and I hope that it can bring some new, executable ideas to this issue.At the Psafe and MPD forum held at the end of last semester, Middletown Deputy Police Chief Patrick McMahon suggested that Wesleyan wasn’t advertising the way it’s positively engaged in the community well enough. I think making our work on Green Street and elsewhere more visible is certainly one component of a larger fix.

  2. Bradley Spahn

    I think the issue of Wesleyan’s relationship to Middletown runs much deeper than just access to facilities, which, I agree with Ed, is a strong point.

    The bigger questions come with how Wesleyan students conduct themselves on public streets and with regard to public officials and local residents. On the flip side, issues of crime and and poor treatment are also important. Frankly, I’m pleased this forum is happening and I hope that it can bring some new, executable ideas to this issue.

    At the Psafe and MPD forum held at the end of last semester, Middletown Deputy Police Chief Patrick McMahon suggested that Wesleyan wasn’t advertising the way it’s positively engaged in the community well enough. I think making our work on Green Street and elsewhere more visible is certainly one component of a larger fix.

  3. Sam

    6:38, if you’ve never seen ST Lab full, you’re not in there very often.I worked as a consultant there last spring and it was consistently full or almost full when I was working (which was generally in the evenings/at night). It’s been getting even more traffic this year since it’s been redone.

  4. Sam

    6:38, if you’ve never seen ST Lab full, you’re not in there very often.

    I worked as a consultant there last spring and it was consistently full or almost full when I was working (which was generally in the evenings/at night). It’s been getting even more traffic this year since it’s been redone.

  5. Anonymous

    umm, if I have a paper to write and a Middletown resident is using an ST lab computer, what am I supposed to do? I pay $50,000 to be able to write a paper when I want to… same with the gym. those types of things should not be open to M’town residents. I agree with Ed… the campus is already open. what more do you want SDS? maybe better publicizing of public events?

  6. Anonymous

    umm, if I have a paper to write and a Middletown resident is using an ST lab computer, what am I supposed to do? I pay $50,000 to be able to write a paper when I want to… same with the gym. those types of things should not be open to M’town residents.

    I agree with Ed… the campus is already open. what more do you want SDS? maybe better publicizing of public events?

  7. Ed McKeon

    I think Wesleyan is already a remarkably open campus. I always seem to be able to get where I want to go. And I don’t think you want the gentle folk of Middletown wandering through the dorms.

  8. Ed McKeon

    I think Wesleyan is already a remarkably open campus. I always seem to be able to get where I want to go. And I don’t think you want the gentle folk of Middletown wandering through the dorms.

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