Comments for: The 1862 Morrill Act honored both liberal arts and technical education

Posted Dec. 18, 2012, at 3:17 p.m.

A recent issue of Time magazine was devoted to “Reinventing College.” Several full-page public-service ads celebrated “Milestones in the History of U.S. Higher Education.” The first ad had “1862” emblazoned across the top, accompanied by a photograph of President Abraham Lincoln. Why the fuss about 1862? Because the 1862 Morrill …

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