New Class of 2015 Mindset List

Beloit College has just released their new guide for faculty to understand this year’s incoming freshmen: the Mindset List, 75 facts about today’s students.  The top ten are:

  1. There has always been an Internet ramp onto the information highway.
  2. Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents.
  3. States and Velcro parents have always been requiring that they wear their bike helmets.
  4. The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major league sports.
  5. There have always been at least two women on the Supreme Court, and women have always commanded U.S. Navy ships.
  6. They “swipe” cards, not merchandise.
  7. As they’ve grown up on websites and cell phones, adult experts have constantly fretted about their alleged deficits of empathy and concentration.
  8. Their school’s “blackboards” have always been getting smarter.
  9. “Don’t touch that dial!”….what dial?
  10. American tax forms have always been available in Spanish.
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3 comments on “New Class of 2015 Mindset List

  1. Ha! Not at all. Stuff like this is funny to older people because it makes us realize how much changes so quickly, and how different our own friends and children can be. Nobody did anything wrong. If anything, these are funny because they make us feel old. Weird.

  2. Ferris Bueller’s kids going to senior high? Does he have custody or his ex-wife? (I mean, isn’t that also one of the facts of life that most of them are not living with both of their natural parents?)

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