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  1. Nov 2017
    1. In the education of youth, provision is to be made for 1. tuition. 2 diet. 3. lodging. 4. government: and 5. honorary excitements.

      I find it fascinating that two centuries ago the committee's top priorities for its students are extremely similar to the University's top priorities for students today. Regardless of the cultural, societal and technological leaps we have made, the core model behind secondary education has, in a way, remained the same.

    2. The board having thus agreed on a proper site for the University to be reported to the legislature, proceeded to the second of the duties assigned to them, that of proposing a plan for its buildings;

      I find it interesting that the item of second most importance was the buildings themselves and that the item of most importance was the location. This is extremely representative of a societal change that has dramatically influenced humans. With our current technology and infrastructure, we are able to reach nearly every point of the world. In that sense, location has become less of a defining factor. Today, a building could be thought of before its location is determined.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. to express & preserve his ideas

      I find it interesting how in the original document the idea of expressing and preserving one's ideas is mentioned. Not only does this resemble Jefferson's ideals that are expressed in the First Amendment, it is also a topic that is extremely relevant at UVa today. UVa has had to had white supremacists voice their ideas due to this ideal and has received a lot of backlash because of it. UVa's current problems represent the difficult balance between freedom of speech and safety.