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  • An Evening in Honor of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell

    On Tuesday, November 26th, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY GC) will host an event in honor of the life and work of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell, a Political Scientist from New York City whose work, grounded in participatory action research (PAR), focused on cities, urban politics, public policy, and social ...

  • A City-Campus Engagement Theory From, and For, Practice

    This article tells a story of practice, a story of theory, and how each informs and transforms the other through a two-way flow of people and knowledge from a city to a campus and back again. By reflecting with fellow participants on the events and outcomes of a sustained city-campus partnership, the author introduces a ...

  • MIT@Lawrence Partnership

    MIT@Lawrence is a sustained, multi-faceted partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the City of Lawrence, MA, a small, ethnically diverse city 30 miles northwest of Boston. Over the partnership’s 10-year history, faculty and students from many MIT programs have worked together with Lawrence residents, civic institutions and community-based organizations to address problems facing ...

  • MIT@Lawrence Story Project

    The MIT@Lawrence Story Project was a culminating product of nearly ten years of collaboration that examined the partnership through dozens of interviews with participants. The project was motivated in part by a need to report the outcomes of a multi-year HUD Community Outreach Partnership Center grant. But Lawrence residents were interested in the project as ...

  • Are you an activist scholar? You are not alone.

    In this essay, Activist Scholar Lorlene Hoyt uncovers the importance of universities and communities collaborating to solve modern urban problems. Hoyt calls for activist scholars to boldly explore alternative forms of scholarship. Read more here. Author(s): Lorlene Hoyt Publication Date: 2010   Image by Talloires Network

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