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Morgan's Community Mile bridges the town-gown divide

Morgan's Community Mile bridges the town-gown divide

On a Tuesday afternoon in Hamilton-Lauraville, a sprawling farmer's market fills an empty lot with fruit, vegetables, baked goods, honey, and a lemonade stand. Nestled among the food is a vendor's table decked out in orange and blue and staffed by a Morgan State University representative. Sometimes, Morgan's jazz quartet or other musicians play. Sometimes students hand out brochures. Always, the university's regular presence is the sign of a new initiative by MSU President David Wilson, who launched "The Morgan Community Mile" program three years ago as a way to bridge the town-gown divide and share university resources with nearby neighborhoods.

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