Ferris Bueller Could Be Their DadPosted on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 03:41
And the Amazon is not just a river in South America for this fall's entering class of college freshmen. The Beloit College Mindset List was released this week with these and 73 more observations about the cultural reference points of the Tickle Me Elmo generation born just 18 years ago. (In other words, the Internet is older than they are. Yikes!)
The Mindset List is the brainchild of the Wisconsin college's former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief and Humanities Professor Tom McBride, originally created in 1998 to provide a heads up to faculty about the rapidly changing reference points of each new entering class. Today, the list gets more than a million hits on its webpage. "Yadda, yadda, yadda." See what that means when you check out the rest of the Mindset's insights into the Class of 2015.