In an effort to celebrate Illinois’ role in agricultural and technological advancements over the last 150 years, Senator Frerichs recently introduced a senate resolution recognizing the importance of the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862.
“The passage of the Morrill Act led to the creation of University of Illinois in 1867,” Frerichs said. “Today the main campus in Urbana-Champaign serves over 40,000 students annually, many more thousands through online courses and its two satellite campuses, and over two million people annually through its extension services across the state. Every family in the state has had some experience with higher education or learning programs provided for them because of the University of Illinois and the Morrill Act.”
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