Senate Honors 1890 Land-Grant Universities

August 10, 2015

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously approved a resolution commemorating the 125th university of the Second Morrill Act that led to the creation of 19 historically black land-grant universities. The resolution celebrates that 1890 law and designates Aug. 30 as 1890 Land-Grant Institutions Quasquicentennial Recognition Day.

Those institutions collectively enroll more than 110,000 students, according to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, which praised the resolution’s passage.

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