Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Beloit College Mindset - Class of 2011

With the start of a new school year we again see the Beloit College Mindset List. Most students (recent high school grads) entering college this year were born in 1989. What has their life been like? The Beloit list has 70 items on it. I picked the top ten that have some sort of meaning for me, either things I have strong memories of, or things that I never thought would happen (pay for water?).

For students entering college this year:
10. China has always been more interested in making money than in re-education.
9. General Motors has always been working on an electric car.
8. Tiananmen Square is a 2008 Olympics venue, not the scene of a massacre.
7. Russia has always had a multi-party political system.
6. When all else fails, the Prozac defense has always been a possibility.
5. They never saw Johnny Carson live on television.
4. Stadiums, rock tours and sporting events have always had corporate names.
3. MTV has never featured music videos.
2. Fox has always been a major network.
1. They have grown up with bottled water. (CC photo by shrff14)

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