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Celebrating 150th anniversary of public land grant universities

Lincoln Memorial

With UCLA’s Gene Block and Iowa State’s Sally Mason

I attended a ceremony today at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862 which democratized education and made higher education possible for working class citizens.

I joined about 60 other presidents from public land grant universities across the country for this ceremony. Here I am with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Iowa State President Sally Mason.

Many of us are also here for the start of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Eighty University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty, staff and community members are here, preparing for the opening day on Wednesday, June 27.

I will be there for the opening ceremonies and other events surrounding this festival, which features the University of Hawaiʻi and 19 other public land grant universities.

We are honored to be here to showcase our many projects and people, including our taro farmers, aquaponics and non-instrumental navigation experts and much, much more. You can see some of our stories at our UH news site.

Look for more from UH as we share our campus and community with more than a million visitors from around the world!

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25. Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25. Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, right, and UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, left, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25. Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, right, and UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, left, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25. Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.

<p>Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.</p>

Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Approximately 75 presidents of public land-grant colleges and universities gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 25 to honor Abraham Lincoln and his role in the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862.