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  1. Nov 2017
    1. What, but education, has advanced us beyond the condition of our indigenous neighbours? and what chains them to their present state of barbarism & wretchedness,

      When I read this quote I was reminded of the justification the Spanish used in the colonization of South America. People have been using the justification that formal education leads to a proper society. However, I do not believe that this is true. Many people go without formal college education, or any at all formal education at all, but are able to contribute to society.

    2. the dieting of the students should be left to private boarding houses, of their own choice, and at their own expense

      I found this part interesting because by comparison at UVA today, first years do not have an option to buy a meal plan at UVA. In fact, we are required to purchase one of most expensive packages. Another difference we have currently today is first years are required to live on grounds, whereas at least in this time period that was a choice of the student. A question that I have about this situation is why were these policies changed?

  2. Oct 2017
    1. To improve by reading, his morals and faculties.

      It's ironic that a goal for the students was to improve their "morals" but the honor system wasn't established at UVA until 1842 because a student killed a professor. Improving their morals by reading obviously wasn't effective.

    2. Political economy

      It's interesting to note that Political economy is a major whereas many universities offer economy separate from politics today. This shows how the government and economy believed that politics and economy worked together rather than separately in that time period.