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  1. Nov 2017
    1. 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.

      I think this is something that can be seen currently in the honor system at UVA. This speaks about how one person is not only responsible for himself, but for his peers. One should be not only be able to be honorable and keep oneself in check, but also make sure that his peers are being honorable as well. This is shown in how honor violations are taken care of at UVA today. With the student court system, students work to make sure the student body is acting with integrity.

    2. Some good men, and even of respectable information, consider the learned sciences as useless acquirements; some think that they do not better the condition of men; and others that education like private & individual concerns, should be left to private & individual effort; not reflecting that an establishment, embracing all the sciences which may be useful & even necessary in the various vocations of life, with the buildings & apparatus belonging to each, are far beyond the reach of individual means, & must either derive existence from public patronage or not exist at all.

      This brings up the topic of whether what is being taught is actually helping create good people. the commissioners not only want to educate people, but create people that will better society. They have to decide on what curriculum will allow them to do both of these at once. This sentence presents a good argument that will probably be revisited. With the advancement of technology, many task that we do now may become obsolete. Will school teach students how to use machines, or continue with the path that they are on now?

  2. Oct 2017
    1. The objects of this primary education determine its character & limits. These objects would be,

      The goals that are listed below basically are to make the university students a successful and contributing member of society. However this is quite contradictory because they are still kinda of teaching that the white race is superior than the black race. This may not be taught explicitly but it is already integrated into the minds of the teachers and the students that it comes out anyway. They failing even though they think they are not.

    2. It was the degree of centrality to the white population of the state which alone then constituted the important point of comparison between these places

      This could be one of the reasons for the recent protests. This says that the commissioners wanted to find a location that was in the center of the white population. This alludes to the fact that the University was made for white people.The protesters feel that they are justified by this because they are going back to what the original commissioners wanted when they made the University.