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In Focus: WPI in Partnership With Worcester

02/06/2007

"Worcester is a wonderful example of how private and public universities can have a positive impact on their communities," notes Richard Doherty, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) in the organization’s latest welcome video. The video includes a segment that highlights the products of several partnerships between Worcester colleges and universities and city agencies and organizations. Among them is Gateway Park, an 11-acre, mixed-use, life-sciences-based campus adjacent to downtown Worcester that WPI is developing with the Worcester Business Development Corporation. The video shows that by working together, colleges and universities and local organizations can play an important role in driving growth and economic development. As Tim Murray, former Worcester mayor and now lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, notes in the video, "higher education and the future of the Commonwealth go hand in hand."