I knew a woman who made a documentary about some labor hubbub at Yale about 10 years ago. I'm not generally sympathetic to the modern workers' movement ($17 an hour for cleaning toilets? seems fair), but the disparity of wealth in New Haven between Yale and the rest of the city, and how the Yalies ignored it, was disgusting.
One scene that stuck out in the doc was when the workers were protesting outside the gates at Yale during commencement, and the administration put cloth over the bars so parents attending ceremonies wouldn't see it. It struck me that that's the institutional solution to the town-gown relations in New Haven -- if you ignore it, it's not there.