Welcome Class of 2015!

by Marianne Brigola, Career Fellow 2011-2012

Every year Beloit College releases a College Mindset List, which provides a snap shot of the cultural milestones of the incoming freshman class. Originally started in 1998, it was designed to serve as “reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references.” Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s list, as well a link to the complete list at the bottom.

  • Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents
  • There have always been at least two women on the Supreme Court
  • Life has always been like a box of chocolates
  • Music has always been available via free downloads
  • Electric cars have always been humming in relative silence on the road
  • They’ve always wanted to be like Shaq or Kobe: Mike Who?
  • “PC has come to mean personal computer, not political correctness

The complete list is available here: The Mindset List.

Great things to keep in mind as I develop my presentations this year! I suppose they won’t know who Punky Brewster is…


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