When the University of Rhode Island launches a year of 125th-anniversary celebrations Wednesday afternoon on the Kingston Quad, President David M. Dooley will be among those recalling Abraham Lincoln, who with the stroke of a pen opened higher education to all Americans – not just those born into privilege.
“I think they would agree that institutions like the University of Rhode Island have fulfilled the mission set before them by President Lincoln and the Congress beyond anyone’s wildest imagination,” Dooley told The Journal. “But I think they would see this is still the mission: namely to educate the common people of America. They were intentionally created by the federal government to be affordable.”
Part of the news coverage for the launch of URI’s 125th Anniversary, this excerpt is from
The Providence Journal, Jan. 25, 2017, G. Wayne Miller
URI celebrates 125th anniversary, Turn to 10-Jan 25, 2017