Annual fun from Beloit College:
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation.
This year’s 18 year olds were born in 1992, which is startling enough. But there’s more! Some examples:
1. Few in the class know how to write in cursive.
19. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
46. Nirvana is on the classic oldies station.
58. Beethoven has always been a dog.
Click HERE for the rest of the list.