On February 7, 1867, America’s newest state created a land-grant university. The federal government provided the resources, and the people of West Virginia — still recovering from the Civil War — dared to imagine a better world for their children.
This year as we observe our sesquicentennial, we are given the opportunity to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and prepare for the future. Ours is a storied history — rich with groundbreaking discoveries, academic achievements, athletic pride and a love for the gold and blue that beats strong around the world.
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