Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Karen Bogenschneider & Dave Riley & Stephen Small & Shepherd Zeldin
In no other state in the union has any university done the same work for the community that has been done in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin . Theodore Roosevelt, 1911 Is the tradition that Theodore Roosevelt wrote about in 1911 still alive and well? The University of Wisconsin–Madison was recently ranked the second largest research organization in the country. But is this research relevant to the social and economic problems of today, and is it used in ways that are valuable to people in their homes, businesses, and communities? Like other states, Wisconsin's tradition of serving the community was influenced by three federal laws that officially recognized that higher education should pursue knowledge that was practical and widely useful. Through the 1862 Morrill Act, the federal government granted land to each state and specified that the proceeds from these land sales be used to establish land-grant universities. These ...