Wednesday, September 02, 2015

2019 Mindset List

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released its "mind-set list" to help faculty and administrators understand what a new class of freshmen have experienced and not experienced. Here is the list for the entering college class of 2019, most of whom were born in 1997. Among those who have never been alive in this group of students' lifetimes are Princess Diana, Notorious B.I.G., Jacques Cousteau and Mother Teresa.

Since these students have been on the planet:

  • Hybrid automobiles have always been mass-produced.
  • Google has always been there, in its founding words, "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible."
  • Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change.
  • The Lion King has always been on Broadway.
  • Vote by mail has always been the official way to vote in Oregon.
  • ... and there has always been a Beloit College mind-set list.

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