Breaking the Town and Gown Divide

Ball State’s student magazine Ball Bearings recently published a series of stories looking at the impact of universities on their communities.

The Impact of a University,” letter by editor-in-chief Miranda Carney
College towns across the nation wouldn’t exist without the universities that define them.

College Town without the College,” video by Jessika Zachary and Dan Jacobsen
Residents of Muncie, Indiana discuss what the town would be like without Ball State University.

Breaking the Town and Gown Divide,” by Miller Kern
University students feel a disconnect with the town they call home for four years.

The Economy of a College Town,” by Keagan Beresford
College towns like Muncie, Indiana face challenges to thrive economically.

Location Matters,” column by Colton LeTourneau
Despite the opportunities available in bigger cities, many students continue to choose attending college in smaller towns

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