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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Urban (mostly built)

      Based on the features within this category, I think this would be an ideal learning environment for myself. While studies may show that green space help with mental fatigue, I may be an anomaly in the sense that i do not need the green space to keep my mental fatigue in check. Just being outside is enough for me. If I get a chance to sit back and relax and look at the sky for 15 minutes, that is all the "green space" my mind needs. Now I grew up within a city, so it ultimately comes down to the psyche of the individual. Someone who grew up in Statesboro is more than likely going to be a polar opposite to someone who was raised in Atlanta. It is up to the university to find a balance to accommodate each students learning experience.

    2. Early American colleges and universities were self-sufficient

      Early american colleges were self-sufficient in many ways. Some good and others not so good. One of the not so good ways were that some colleges were tied to slavery in there early beginnings.While reading an NPR article about Ivy league universities, I noticed one of the colleges in this article,Princeton, happened to be mentioned. The NPR article was talking about how slavery helped shape america's oldest universities. Since Princeton was connected to slavery, this means that the campus was historically catered to only one type of demographic. Being an Ivy league school, only a select few can even attend the prestigious university. It is common that we are all unique and what works for some may not work for others. To this day, Princeton is more diverse than ever before but at the same time the campus landscape has not really changed. Since wealthy families were part of the slave trade and helped contribute to the school, it only makes sense for the university to maintain that relationship in order to fund the school. If that ever changes, then maybe the school landscape may go through a change of its own as well. http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/09/17/223420533/how-slavery-shaped-americas-oldest-and-most-elite-colleges

    1. These jars were made in the West Indies, and served as sugar containers for shipment to various colonial ports.

      This confirms my earlier question of whether or not they are descendants from the Caribbean. This confirmation may offer new branches of history about these men that have yet been discovered.

    2. After all, ownership of slaves and the more elegant kinds of dishes are both characteristic of the more elite members of a community.

      I would not be surprised if the gift of ceramics was given to them by the wealthier community of Plymouth. After all the north has always been more progressive than that of the south. Maybe the ceramics were a gift due to there participation in the revolutionary war. I know about southern hospitality and all that and how people from the north get a bad rep about being rude but while i was up in New York, i encountered more nice people than jerks. Its safe to say the north kept some of these polite values.