Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was the keynote speaker at a recent Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) event, marking the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act.
President Lincoln signed the legislation into law back on July 2, 1862, established funding for public colleges and universities through federal land grants.
Gates, through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has become a leading voice in education reform. His foundation supports educational programs at all levels. Gates encouraged university presidents to innovate to meet the needs of today's college students.
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