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land grant

A grant of public lands by the government, usually for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges.

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There is nothing comparable to the land-grant university system anywhere else.
Our conclusion, therefore, is that the original objectives of the land-grant model are still valid, and Alaska's land still holds financial promise to UA worthy of a serious reassessment.
Land-grant institutions and doctoral and research institutions appear in the study group at 4.
We struggle and invest in this issue every day," says Graeme Baxter, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of the District of Columbia, one of only a handful of urban land-grant institutions in the nation.
Land-grant universities and colleges were established by Congress with the Justin Smith Morrill Act in 1862, the same year that the Department of Agriculture was created.
During the negotiations on the Cibola Plan, the agency readily admitted there had been a lack of sensitivity on its part to public concerns, particularly with regard to Hispanic land-grant heirs, who comprise many forest communities, and Native Americans, who use the canyon for religious purposes.
The AAU and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges also tried to persuade the Senate committee to reject funding for specific universities.
The initiative's launch coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which granted public land to the states for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanical arts and created the Land-Grant University system.
24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 land-grant institutions, representative of the Western, North Central, Southern, and Northeastern regions, are working together to increase the productivity of temperate-zone fruit trees by developing better rootstocks.
This one-time competitive program is open to any eligible 1890 Land-Grant Institution interested in hosting the Center.
ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY of the Morrill Act's land-grant legislation, a group of current and former university presidents and their colleagues was organized to consider the history and the future of the resulting land-grant institutions.
UC's land-grant mission fuels nation's growth, prosperity.
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