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  1. Dec 2017
    1. ornament of their country the gratification & happiness of their fellow citizens

      I found this interesting, because in my recent engagement and in my social psychology class we have been talking about happiness and what makes people happy. Happiness is something that is not easily predicted, because so many different criteria have to be considered when predicting happiness. I think it's interesting how in the time of this document they thought they knew what would make the citizens happy, when in reality there was no real way for them to know much like today.

  2. Nov 2017
    1. primary instruction of poor children

      I think it is interesting that they point out education for poor children, considering that the university was originally built to be closest to the white population, which was predominantly wealthy at this time. Even thinking about education for poor people at this time is interesting to me, because they were not of a priority at the time.

  3. Oct 2017
    1. “the branches of learning, which shall be taught in the University, and the number & description of the professorships they will require”

      I think it's interesting seeing what was originally planned to be taught at the University and how far it has come today. As we all know there are a wide range of subjects and topics being taught today, some I never imagined would be a real course at any school.

    2. In this enquiry they supposed that the governing considerations should be the healthiness of the site, the fertility of the neighbouring country, and it’s centrality to the white population of the whole state

      This University was founded off of the basis of making sure it was central to the white population, which is crazy to think in terms of how far it has come and the diversity we see on Grounds every day. One of the main reasons they probably also wanted the site to be healthy and near a fertile neighborhood was to benefit what would soon be the white students populating the whole University.