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  1. Nov 2017
    1. To understand his duties to his neighbours, & country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either.

      This statement is important in addressing our dependency with those around us. We can work together as well as respecting those around us in order to have a thriving community. We need to be aware of our duties as students and citizens in our country in order to efficiently function within the community. I think this can relate with such things as voting and even abiding by the Honor Code. Lyudmila Avagyan

    2. To develope the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds cultivate their morals, & instil into them the precepts of virtue & order.

      I think this statement is important because as students we need to spend our time in a higher institute developing our morals and virtues in order to be citizens who can benefit to our society. It’s vital that we open our minds in order accept the morals needed to grow and become more virtuous beings. I think this is an important ideal at the University of Virginia that is still being upheld. Lyudmila Avagyan

      erinwestgate #morals #youth #virtue

  2. Oct 2017
    1. The best mode of government for youth in large collections, is certainly a desideratum not yet attained with us.

      I find it interesting how the author of the report discusses the idea of self-governance, yet specifically among students. However, the University had not yet been able to attain it. It is also interesting how the report does not elaborate on the idea of the students self-governing themselves, yet the University has taken the idea very seriously. Today, student self-governance is a major facet of the foundation and community at the University, due to the variety of benefits it provides for the school. The idea of self-governance develops character and teaches valuable leadership skills, as well as great group dynamics. -Komal Kamdar, Morgan Negron, and Lyudmila Avagyan

    2. 5. honorary excitements

      I believe the use of the phrase "honorary excitements" is extremely interesting, as it is very ambiguous in comparison to the other facets of the “education of youth” the author listed earlier. Aside from tuition, diet, lodging, and government, "honorary excitements" could include any and every activity to make the student a more wholesome individual. In addition to their studies, “honorary excitements” seem to promote student involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities. From community engagement to sports, these activities allow the student to develop skills that they may not be able to learn just inside the classroom. UVA greatly promotes the idea of a community in which students are active.The University has greatly implemented this concept of “honorary excitements” throughout the years, as there are hundreds of clubs and organizations available for students to join. -Komal Kamdar, Morgan Negron, and Lyudmila Avagyan