The work of two Rutgers professors to grant the University a special status 150 years ago still reverberates in the structure and focus of the University, said Thomas Frusciano, the University’s historian. The New Jersey Legislature honored Rutgers two weeks ago on the 150th anniversary of its designation as the state’s land-grant institution. Land-grant universities are institutions of higher education in the United States designated by their respective state to receive benefits of the Morrill Acts. Robert Goodman, executive dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, accepted the joint legislative resolution on behalf of Rutgers on the senate floor.
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