Historic MSU space commemorates land grant legacy

Feb 12, 2014

MSU's Morrill Hall before it was torn down last summer.
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Yesterday, Michigan State University officials dedicated Morrill Plaza, a kind of interpretative center on the spot where the fabled Morrill Hall once stood. The 113-year-old building, which was built as a women’s dormitory, was torn down last year. In its place are several brick markers and a kiosk that showcase MSU’s history as the first land-grant university in the nation.

At the dedication, MSU president Lou Anna Simon explained how the kiosk will highlight the stories of educational leaders who built MSU’s international reputation.

Simon says the university wanted to recognize history and tradition in dedicating the space.