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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Medicine, when fully taught, is usually subdivided into several professorships, but this cannot well be without the accessory of an hospital, where the student can have the benefit of attending clinical lectures & of assisting at operations of surgery.

      I also find it interesting that this report states that medicine cannot be taught without an accommodating hospital. Today, the UVA hospital is one of the most successful university hospitals and provides the perfect resource for pre-med students to gain experience in the field. Taylor Thompson

    2. 4. government:

      Even in 1818 it is obvious that government played an important role at the University. When listing the provisions for the students, government is listed fourth only behind tuition, diet, and lodging. From the very first drafts of the University, the idea of self-governance is prominent. I find it interesting that self-governance continues to play such a key role two hundred years later. Taylor Thompson

  2. Oct 2017
    1. leave every sect to provide as they think fittest, the means of further instruction in their own peculiar tenets

      This statement is basically stating that the university will not practice under a single denomination, but rather allow all sects to practice, or not practice, on grounds. Directly reflecting the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, this sentence allows the sects, and not the university as a whole, to practice what they wish.

      Taylor Thompson

    2. the university will be overwhelmed with the Grammar school or a separate establishment under one or more ushers for its lower classes will be advisable, at a mile or two distance from the general one:

      I find this statement to be extremely interesting, because it is basically stating that a completely separate establishment would be developed to school the lower class students so that they are not far behind in their studies. Today's No Child Left Behind Act almost parallels this concept by giving provisions to disadvantaged students.

      Taylor Thompson