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Morrill Act of 1862 & Land-Grant Universities

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Washington, DC
Saturday, August 11, 2012

The year 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862 - also known as the Land-Grant College Act. The Library of Congress hosted a discussion on the law and its effect on the system of higher education in the U.S. Panelists included five presidents from different colleges and universities across the country. Topics included the democratization of higher-education, the establishment of land-grant universities, and the relevance of these institutions today. 

Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 12:03pm (ET)

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