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Sept. 6, 2012 Volume 34, No. 3

MU to celebrate the Morrill Act

Mizzou doesn’t forget its roots. 

From 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sept. 13, the university will celebrate on Lowry Mall 150 years of being a public land-grant institution. In 1862, the Morrill Act established these universities through a gift of, or receiving proceeds from selling, federal land.

CAFNR, Campus Facilities, the School of Health Professions, the School of Medicine and MU Extension will have booths at the event. 

The Lowry Mall event came about due to MU’s involvement this summer in the celebration of pubic land-grant universities at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. 

Mizzou was one of about 25 public land-grant universities to take part in the D.C. event.