NEBRASKA HUMANITIES FEATURES
The 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act
The Morrill Act established land-grant Universities, but also introduced a new philosophy of higher education, mixing traditional Liberal Arts education with agricultural and technical learning.
Lincoln, NE 7/21/2012
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, congress passed the Morrill Act. Even though it is often overshadowed by two other laws passed in 1862 - The Homestead Act and the Pacific Railway Act – The Morrill Act changed an American institution – college education. Jerry Johnston has more.