Baby Mindset List of the Class of 2015


Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
Columbus, OH
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit’s former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief and Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation. Mindset List websites at Beloit College and at, the media site webcast and their Facebook page receive more than a million hits annually.

I've put here some of the ones I liked

4.The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major league sports.
31.Women have always been kissing women on television.
40.Sears has never sold anything out of a Big Book that could also serve as a doorstop.
60.Frasier, Sam, Woody and Rebecca have never Cheerfully frequented a bar in Boston during primetime.
74.“PC” has come to mean Personal Computer, not Political Correctness.
Someone needs to let them know the class of 2015 has no idea what the information super highway is because that term died out in 1997.
poor start. they shouldn't try to be so cute with it. the perspective gained from just the facts is enough to make it interesting without the jokey writing style.