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Students Organize Town Hall Meeting Focusing on the Future of Traill College
February 2, 2007

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

On Tuesday, February 13th, members of the Trent and Peterborough community are invited to join in a Town Hall Meeting focusing on the future of Catharine Parr Traill College, the importance of the College System, and the benefits of having a University presence in the heart of the City. This meeting will take place in Hobbs Library at Sadleir House, 751 George Street at 7:00 pm. All are welcome and drinks and refreshments will be served.

A grassroots student organization has taken the initiative in organizing this event in hopes of providing people who are interested in this topic with a further forum to voice their opinions. Numerous members of the Trent community, including undergraduate students, the Trent Central Student Association, the Graduate Student Association, alumni, staff and faculty have been personally invited to come out to this event. Everyone is welcome to contribute their thoughts and opinions on the situation.

With this week’s current consultations on colleges taking place on Symons Campus, an additional discussion downtown could help contribute to the overall conversation and decision making process. Many students feel it is essential to have a positive and respectful dialogue specifically focused on how the nature of Trent’s downtown presence may change in the near future. The Town Hall meeting offers a space for Trent and Peterborough community members with varying perspectives to come together and share their thoughts and ideas. Ideally, the Town Hall will enable people to continue, and build upon, the conversations that may have taken place during the IBI Open House earlier the same day as well as the official consultation on the colleges. Hopefully, this meeting will result in coming up with a collaborative plan and strategy for the coming weeks.

Please come out and contribute to the discussion.