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Committed to the core values of quality, inclusion, and connectivity that made land-grant universities among the best in the world, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon considers how these values can be adapted to address individual, societal, and economic challenges for sustainable global prosperity in the twenty-first century.

Her monograph, Embracing the World Grant Ideal: Affirming the Morrill Act for a Twenty-first-century Global Society, provides insight into how all universities can align themselves more effectively to advance the public good and shape the changes that will be hallmarks of our future.

President Simon discusses these ideas and provides examples from MSU that illustrate how the World Grant Ideal works for the common global good in a Change magazine article (PDF).

President Lou Anna K. Simon

Lou Anna K. Simon is the 20th president of Michigan State University.

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In addition to the monograph, Simon is the author of World Grant Universities: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century published in the latest edition of Change magazine.

Read the Change magazine article (PDF)
Read the World Grant Ideal monograph