3.42 Social mission of universities

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The social mission of the university is evident in the history of the land grant universities (LGUs) in the U.S. Established by a bill sponsored in the US Congress by Justin Morrill in 1862, LGUs came into existence as a result of the Morrill Act which levied taxes on citizens in every state to establish higher education for "agriculture and mechanical arts." Campuses were intended to be open to all who wanted to study, regardless of income level or class and, eventually, race or gender.
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Last Updated: 2007-08-17