Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom talks about higher education’s role in state economy at conference in Berkeley

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom gave the Welcome Keynote Address at the 5th Annual California Town & Gown Conference.

In a keynote address to attendants from cities and colleges throughout the state, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom focused on ways to strengthen California’s economy at the opening of the fifth annual Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley on Thursday. Following welcome remarks from Mayor Tom Bates and Chancellor Robert Birgeneau,
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5th Annual Town & Gown Conference starts tomorrow

Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Mark Hertsgaard will give keynote addresses for the first day of the Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley — a two-day event where college and city representatives from throughout the state meet to discuss cooperative strategies for dealing with current and potential obstacles. Adelyn
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City to host fifth annual Town & Gown Conference

Representatives from cities and colleges throughout California will flock to Berkeley later this week, as the city hosts the fifth annual Town & Gown Conference. “Town-gown” describes the relationship between large universities and the cities they coexist with. Hence, the conference — which will take place Thursday and Friday at
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