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  1. Nov 2017
    1. At the District schools or colleges boys should be rendered able to read the easier Authors, Latin and Greek.

      I find this statement quite interesting because it refers to Latin and Greek as the "easier" languages. While at my high school, not everyone was allowed to take Latin. Only those who preformed well on a placement test were deemed capable of taking Latin. According to Jefferson though, this was an easy language for 10 year olds to take. Especially those who would not attend a university. This just goes to show how times have changed in consideration to what is expected of students.<br> Carter Fisher

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

      The list that follows this statement is very interesting. If one analyzes the list of things that the university hopes to instill in its students in order of importance from first to last, the list is surprising. It begins with stating that the university hopes to teach students morals, how to treat their neighbors, how to handle themselves, and how to be better statesmen. It doesn't mention the factors until later on in the list that we see important nowadays. For example, it talks about science and mathematics in a very limited fashion as if it was not important in the eyes of those who created the university. Carter Fisher

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Medicine

      It's very interesting that the University's original classes only consisted of two medical-type classes. They said that medicine was important, however, the means of teaching it in depth were not justified. It was said that there were no hospitals nearby, and not a large enough population of poor people to attend it. I find it funny that now UVA has one of the most prestigious medical schools, and it started out barely teaching medicine.

  3. 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:

      I find it interesting that Jefferson was an architect, a great one at that, and yet he didn't specify that the site must be on a beautiful landscape that would match up to his equally as beautiful buildings. Perhaps this is what he meant when he said, "healthiness of the site"?