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  1. Dec 2017
    1. ducation, in like manner engrafts a new man on the

      This is a really interesting point from Thomas Jefferson as he implies that in order to truly be deemed worthy in society you have to be educated in many various topics.

    2. a sound spirit of legislation, which banishing all arbitrary & unnecessary restrain

      I believe that the way in which the students at UVA learn those fundamental beliefs of our government are deeply impacted by the idea of student self-governing that is promoted on Grounds. This is a more hands-on approach to learning about something so important than what other universities may do, I think.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. The best mode of government for youth in large collections, is certainly a desideratum not yet attained with us. It may well be questioned whether fear, after a certain age, is the motive to which we should have ordinary recourse. The human character is susceptible of other incitements to correct conduct, more worthy of employ, and of better effect. Pride of character, laudable ambition, & moral dispositions are innate correctives of the indiscretions of that lively age; and when strengthened by habitual appeal & exercise, have a happier effect on future character, than the degrading motive of fear; hardening them to disgrace, to corporal punishments, and servile humiliations,

      I find it really interesting that one of the many things that the founders of the University considered was the way that the students were to be approached/governed. They realize that college will not only serve them through the classes that they attend, but will in fact impact the way they behave in the future and what type of people they become once they're fully a part of society.

    2. 4. government: and 5. honorary excitements.

      It is evident throughout the document that the idea of government was and still remains one of the principal factors of this University. One of the most memorable, or unique, characteristics of UVA is the idea of student self-governance, but I did not realize that it had been a part of its backbone ever since the first few stages of its creation.