Class of 2007 – Born in 1985!?

Following last year’s post on the Class of 2006, I now report on this year’s incoming Class of 2007. As I mentioned last Spring, “In order to help its faculty better relate to new generations of students arriving on campus, Beloit College has been distributing Mindset Lists that serve as a ‘reminder that the world view of today’s new college students is significantly different from the intellectual framework of those students who entered only a few years earlier.’” For example, this year’s Class of 2007 Mindset List reminds us that:

Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents.

Computers have always fit in their backpacks.

Datsuns have never been made.

Rock and Roll has always been a force for social good.

Paul Newman has always made salad dressing.

Take a look at the full list and you’ll see how differently this year’s class will be looking at things. Man, and I thought I felt old before this post…

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