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  1. Sep 2017
    1. ”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 sentence implies that education is only for the white population. It also about only the state population, so maybe they aren't interested in non-Virginians. We didn't know this about UVA and we think it would be good for the administration to acknowledge the university's racist past more explicitly. Some of the lectures are talking about UVA's history, and this would havebeen a good resource.

    2. we need look back only half a century, to times which many now living remember well, and see the wonderful advances in the sciences & arts which have been made within that period.

      This ties into my engagement discussion on how we have made such vast scientific advancementsin such a short time and continue to make those advancements, but something to note is that this does come with a cost. The cost has to do with us compromising our immune system and allowing it to stay weak because with modern medicine we do not build up stronger immune systems , but instead just cure the ailment we have these medical breakthrough of vaccines, prescriptions, and antibiotics. Allowing us not to pass on a better immune system to our offspring in future generations. -lna3av (server wasn't loading on my own computer)

    3. not infinitely, as some have said, but indefinitely, and to a term which no one can fix or foresee.

      These words seem really similar. Infinitely implies that there is an end and that we can learn absolutely everything. Indefinitely implies that we can always make progress but never reach an end. The "def" root implies learning something about our origins. There could be a difference in what the terms refer to: amount of knowledge versus time. It promotes collaboration.