Give A Man A Fish . . .

August 23, 2011

At Inside Higher Ed, Paula M. Krebs writes:

The institution to which I was attached, the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, understands its role in its state and region in terms inherited from the Morrill Act of 1862, which established the land-grant colleges and their obligation to train state residents in new techniques of agriculture. The current manifestation of the Morrill Act would seem to be in the university’s commitment to commercial ventures, patents, and intellectual property, helping to start and support new businesses that grow out of research done on campus.

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.