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  1. Dec 2017
    1. As well might it be urged that the wild & uncultivated tree, hitherto yielding sour & bitter fruit only, can never be made to yield better:

      This mentality is still true to some degree today however is evovling . Some people still regard education to be the only way to get successful. However with the invention of the internet, anyone can gain knowledge about anything. Universities are not the only way to get educated.

    2. To harmonize & promote the interests of agriculture, manufactures & commerce and by well informed views of political economy to give a free scope to the public industry. To develope the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds cultivate their morals, & instil into them the precepts of virtue & order. To enlighten them with mathematical and physical sciences which advance the arts & administer to the health, the subsistence & comforts of human life: And generally to form them to habits of reflection, and correct action, rendering them examples of virtue to others & of happiness within themselves.

      All of these components are not only part of the Arts and Sciences now, but are deeply integrated into the New College Curriculum. One must take an engaging ethical, empirical, aesthetic, and differences class. All of these aid in cultivating a well rounded student as the founders of this university hoped.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. shall leave us free to do whatever does not violate the equal rights of another.

      I found this to be a very important phrase, especially due to all that Charlottesville and the country as whole has been going through with all the acts of violence and racism. In addition it ties into Our Declaration and it's discussion of equality and liberty. Liberty can be seen in, " shall leave us free to do whatever," and equality can be seen in, " does not violate the equal rights of another." These two have a difficulties arranged relationship that must be reevaluated and calibrated often as times change.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. These objects would be,

      The objectives as per this report still remain a guiding force for today's objective. The objectives essentially provide a student with a liberal arts education so they are they able to make a general sense of the world across various disciplines. In addition, collegiate institutions pride themselves in not only teaching academic content, but teaching students how to think and reason. Some of the objectives are about morals and ethics, for those I think the university can try to influence but its up to the individual to live up to. Institutionalizing morals, character, and ethics is valiant in theory but fickle in its delivery.