Want a glimpse into the minds of today’s college freshmen? Visit themindsetlist.com.
According to the Beloit College website:
“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. It was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references. It quickly became an internationally monitored catalog of the changing worldview of each new college generation.”
Along with an archive of lists, the site contains a calendar of upcoming events of interest, a blog, a daily quiz and information about the print publication.
Check out the list for the college class of 2016: http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2016/.
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