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Sat, July 04, 2015

100 years of higher education


Today, the Fourth of July, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, today known as the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The cornerstone was set absent any formal approval from Congress that there even would be a land-grant institution in Fairbanks. Not until 1917, two years later, did the Alaska Territorial Legislature approve the establishment of the school, and the first students would not enroll until 1922. For more info on the centennial and the celebration to take place at UAF on Monday, July 6, please visit: http://news.uaf.edu/cornerstone_rededication/

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