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Video: Honest, it's Abe touting Virginia Tech's land-grant heritage

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 20, 2012 – In a 90-second video story, America's 16th president briefs Virginia Tech students on the law that created greater access to higher education and inspired practical research.


Virginia Tech celebrates 150 years of American land-grant universities

    Spotlight on impact

A sweep of Abraham Lincoln’s pen 150 years ago led to the creation of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now called Virginia Tech. Without Lincoln’s decisive action, the land-grant system, which gave Americans greater access to higher education, might never have happened.

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