Chapters: History of Michigan State University. Source: Wikipedia.
Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes
a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can
select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The
history of Michigan State University (MSU) dates back to 1855, when
the Michigan Legislature established the Agricultural College of
the State of Michigan, with three buildings, five faculty members
and 63 male students. As the first agricultural college in the
United States, the school served as a prototype for future Land
Grant institutions under the Morrill Act enacted during Abraham
Lincoln's presidential administration. The school's first class
graduated in 1861 right after the onset of the American Civil War.
That same year, the Michigan Legislature approved a plan to allow
the school to adopt a four-year curriculum and grant degrees
comparable to those of the University of Michigan. In 1870, the
College became co-educational and expanded its curriculum beyond
agriculture into a broad array of coursework commencing with home
economics for women students. The school admitted its first African
American student in 1899. Not long before this, in 1885, the
College had begun offering degrees in engineering and other applied
sciences to students. The 26th U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt,
addressed the school at the 1907 commencement, an event coinciding
with the 50th anniversary of the school's opening. During this
period, the school established "Farmers' Institutes" as a means of
reaching out to the state's agricultural community and informing
the membership of developments in agricultural science; the program
gradually became the MSU Extension Services. After World War II,
the college gained admission to the Big Ten Conference, joining the
rival University of Michigan, and grew to become one of the largest
educational institutions in the United States with ...More: http:
Books + Company
|Country of origin:
||152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!