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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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The awards announced today are made through the 1890s Facilities Grants program, which provides funding for the acquisition and improvement of food, agricultural, and human sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries, so that the 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University, may participate fully in the production of human capital in the food and agricultural sciences.
The third critical piece of the land-grant system -- the Agricultural Extension Service (now Cooperative Extension) -- was created with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914.
Here we sit, number forty-nine in land-grant holdings out of fifty states, fifty-five years after Egan's veto.
The results of this study indicate that there is a statistically significant, weak association between the initiation of organizational portfolio management and the institutional characteristics of Type, Size, Land-Grant Status, and Carnegie Class, as illustrated in figure 2.
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914, and soon, each state's land-grant university was organizing Cooperative Extension, or formalizing existing efforts.
Will extension and others in the land-grant system provide the necessary leadership for this to happen?
Twenty-five years later, in 1887, the federal Hatch Act provided additional funding for agricultural research by land-grant colleges.
The need to revise materials to better reflect advances in understanding is well known in the land-grant public education field.
Jose Cruz, the vice president tor higher education, policy and practice at the Education Trust, a non-profit organization that pushes high academic achievement and seeks to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps--especially among minority students from pre-kindergarten to college--says that most of the nation's land-grant institutions have neglected their mission to educate diverse populations in favor of recruiting high-achieving students from relatively wealthy families who can help the schools climb in national rankings.
Histories of America's land-grant education do not always pay full tribute to the particular significance for engineering training.
I admit to having been a bit perplexed by these challenges at first, having myself graduated from the honors college at a land-grant public institution in the same athletic conference.
Joe Knetsch, The Impact of Spanish Land-Grants on the Development of Florida and the South Eastern United States, www.
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