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  1. Dec 2017
    1. 3. They should be lodged in dormitories, making a part of the general system of buildings.

      This statement here seems to be the reason for why we are living in dorms. I think that having dormitories is an essential part for any school because not only does it allow for students to reside on campus, but it also allows for students to meet other people and foster a great and loving community. I have made so many friends in my dorm and hall and I am grateful that it was this sentence that transformed the experience for UVA students for years.

    2. Medicine, when fully taught, is usually subdivided into several professorships, but this cannot well be without the accessory of an hospital, where the student can have the benefit of attending clinical lectures & of assisting at operations of surgery.

      It is remarkable to notice how much has changed at the University for a student who aspires to go into the field of medicine. As a pre med student and after reading this, I show nothing but appreciation for the many resources we are given. Back when this document was created, the authors intended for a hospital to be near grounds so that students can get to shadow doctors and receive educational benefits. We now can see Jefferson's intentions manifesting itself in the University and students today through the UVA hospital being a great spot where students can do research.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. We have proposed no formal provision for the gymnastics of the school, altho a proper object of attention for every institution of youth. These exercises with antient nations, constituted the principal part of the education of their youth.

      It is interesting how the authors decided to require any formal physical education classes at the University. Many schools today require classes of this nature to promote good health and exercise in within our younger generations. However, the writers did mention that physical education was a "principal" part of education in ancient times. This statement of having no requirement for physical education is still implemented at the university to this day. Students are allowed to take 1 credit physical education classes (for example, tennis class); I think this is a great addition to our curriculum because it gives students the option to achieve good health. There is also added incentive because you can get a grade for essentially learning how to play a sport.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. The considerations which have governed the specification of languages to be taught by the professor of Modern Languages were that the French is the language of general intercourse among nations, and as a depository of human Science is unsurpassed by any other language living or dead: that the Spanish is highly interesting to us, as the language spoken by so great a portion of the inhabitants of our Continents, with whom we shall possibly have great intercourse ere long; and is that also in which is written the greater part of the early history of America. The Italian abounds with works of Very superior Order, Valuable for their matter, and still more distinguished as models of the finest taste in style and composition

      It's interesting how French was considered the most popular second language at the time. I would think the language most important to know after English would be Latin. Most significant documents in past history was written in Latin. Furthermore, most words in the English dictionary come from a Latin root. I also find it interesting how it mentioned Italian was the language to take if you are interested in pursuing a career in fashion and style. It seems as though the writers believed that you were to take a language that would possibly further your passion in a specific field.