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  1. Nov 2017
    1. What, but education, has advanced us beyond the condition of our indigenous neighbours

      This statement exemplifies the superiority complex that the founders of the University operated under. This patronizing tone is incredibly abhorrent and misrepresents the University's values today. Although education enriches the world around us, it is not all that defines a person and should not be the criteria or justification to talk of others, not as privileged to have this access to education, in a demeaning manner.

    2. To know his rights; to exercise with order & justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciaries of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence with candor & judgment.

      Currently, in my engaged citizenship engagement we are discussing the most appropriate and ideal definition of citizenship. This specific statement in this text describes the more administrative side of citizenship which we have found often overpowers the more crucial obligations we as citizens must fulfill like building community and striving for an inclusive environment.

    3. To understand his duties to his neighbours, & country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either.

      This idea that morality would be achieved through the education the institution provided is incredibly ironic. This same institution that tolerated slavery. What exactly can morality and the responsibility as an ethical citizen therefore possibly entail in the founders' minds, when they failed to see human inequality as unjust? What is more of an engaged citizen's obligation than to report immorality?

  2. Oct 2017
    1. And, in general, to observe with intelligence & faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed.

      This desired ideal of community and support seems to be contradicting for the authors of the report to include, considering that prior to this point, bigotry, unjust superiority, and unabashed racism, have rooted and underly many of their previous statements. How can a community built on "intelligence" and "faithfulness" possibly arise when their bias assumptions of the world around them are flawed?

  3. Sep 2017
    1. These institutions, intermediate between the primary schools and university, might then be the passage of entrance for Youths into the University,

      This excerpt details the growth and progression that the University hopes to make within the youth in society, to build and grow the community with intelligent and well versed youth as they prepare even prior to their entrance at the University.