land grant colleges http://iowapublicradio.org en Morrill Act Anniversary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/morrill-act-anniversary <p>On July 2nd 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which created Land Grant Colleges and made higher education accessible to millions of working class Americans. Today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; focused on how the legislation&rsquo;s impacted Iowa, the first state to accept it&rsquo;s provisions. One of the show&#39;s guests, Allison Sheridan, oversaw the Morrill Act exhibit at Iowa State University and edited the book, &ldquo;The Land-Grant Act and the People&rsquo;s College: Iowa State University&quot;. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:51:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4129 at http://iowapublicradio.org Morrill Act Anniversary The Morrill Act's Impact in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/morrill-acts-impact-iowa <p>On July 2nd 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which created Land Grant Colleges and made higher education accessible to millions of working class Americans.&nbsp; Today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; focused on how the legislation&rsquo;s impacted Iowa, the first state to accept it&rsquo;s provisions. One of the show&#39;s guests, Allison Sheridan, oversaw the Morrill Act exhibit at Iowa State University and edited the book, &ldquo;The Land-Grant Act and the People&rsquo;s College: Iowa State University&quot;. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:43:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4111 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Morrill Act's Impact in Iowa