Interesting NYT article on MSU
Posted by Oddjob (+160) 10 months ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2...ef=opinion

Not many of you will remember it or probably even know about it, but there was very raucous fight in the 1960's to overturn the mill levy. And it wasn't all Republicans that were against it that time. Pretty much everyone had an opinion about the nest of pinko-Commie, dope-smoking, hippy students and faculty at U of M. Of course now, since the Demonrat Party is nothing but those people, there is naturally going to be polarity on the issue.

Oh, because I will most likely be slam-dunked in with all the old white guys that need to die and the Repubs for bringing it up; I voted for the mill levy in what ever election it was on the ballot and I would vote for it again if I could.

All y'all should do the same.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+2629) 10 months ago
That is a good article. I think they had a bit of it on the KTVQ-2 News last night so was happy to see the full "read".
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12360) 10 months ago
Thanks for that link, Oddjob! Awesome article.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2203) 10 months ago
Great article but just think how powerful J. C. Penney's would be today had Hilleman decided to stay!
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Posted by tom regan (+581) 10 months ago
Thanks for posting this article. This makes me proud to be a graduate of MSU. And I can say that had it not been for MSU, I would not have been able to attend college. Tuition was still fairly reasonable back in the mid-90’s thanks in part to the mill levy.

I wonder if the Morrill Act had been proposed today would it have become law. With the anti-government ideology of the current Republican Party with its ignorant view of socialism, I doubt it would.

MSU has largely been spared from the influence of the neo-Marxist ideology of the extreme left due to its focus on agriculture and STEM degrees. Universities that are more humanities based haven’t fared so well.

Cheers to Montana State University and its 125th anniversary!

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