Educated at the Iowa Agricultural College, one of the premier landgrant
schools in the nation at the time, Carver had studied under two future secretaries of agriculture in James Wilson and Henry C.
In the U.S., there is a lot of strength in the landgrant
institutions, particularly in the Big Ten.
A recent conference of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and the Association of Public and Landgrant
Universities (APLU) highlighted some of the more constructive and promising stories.
IMZ: It seems that wide-spread knowledge of the birth of the Southern Black student sitin movement that involved thousands of students attending many of the South's landgrant
and private HBCUs which became the major vehicle for students en masse to demonstrate their opposition to the South's deep-seated, racist Jim Crow laws is unknown.
Lucas attributes the existence of most state universities to the federal landgrant
policies, suggesting that these policies provided a "stimulus for the founding of state colleges" (1994, 147), a sentiment shared by Tewksbury (1932).
POL'Y 843, 850 (1996) ("American higher education can be said to have roots in the landgrant
philosophy embodied in the Morrill Act of 1862 and the Hatch Act of 1887, which emphasize service to industry and agriculture."); Joshua E.
SHARE is a joint effort between the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Landgrant
Universities that will explore the potential of broad alliances to share digital media across organizational and even industry boundaries at a massive level.
The diversity of the academic programs at a landgrant
university allows for the investigation of a problem's multidimensional aspects.
Association of American Universities, Council on Governmental Relations, and National Association of State Universities and LandGrant
Washington, DC: Association of Public and Landgrant
She currently serves on a number of boards including the Rockefeller Foundation, U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science, American Council on Education, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and the Association of Public and LandGrant