- Oct 2017
it’s centrality to the white population of the whole state
This makes sense because white men were the only ones who were expected to attend college. This phrase "it's centrality to the white population of the whole state" is synonymous with the phrase "it's centrality to the college-eligible population of the state". Of course they would want a state university to be accessible, distance-wise, to all college-eligible people.
Projectiles, a leading branch of the Military art Military Architecture, includes Fortification, another branch of that art
It is very interesting that there are these military-oriented classes offered and that there is so much emphasis put on them. It is interesting because military knowledge was not one of the purposes of the University stated earlier in this report. Also, does the projectiles class mean what it sounds like? Is it the study of calculating the path of a cannon or something? Seems very interesting. Maybe these types of classes had such an emphasis on them because the US had recent memory of war such as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Barbary Wars.