Incoming college freshman have never licked a stamp

60431f5bImagine a world without SouthPark, a world without cell phones. This years college freshman have known neither. The majority of students entering college this year were born in 1997. That was the same year the movie “Titanic” was released!

These facts are part of Beloit College’s “Mind List”, an annual project that looks at the culture shaping the lives of incoming college freshmen,

“According to Tom McBride, one of the list’s creators, the collection of facts not only provides a historical snapshot of incoming freshmen, it can help college faculty relate to their students. The message for faculty is:

“Don’t assume that your old references will always continue to make sense,”

Check out this years list, or previous lists here.

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