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Class of 2013 Mindset August 20, 2009

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Professors at Beloit College compile a list each year describing the cultural mindset of the entering freshman class to help teachers understand students’ frame of reference; that is, where they are coming from. On the list:

-They have never used a card catalog to find a book.
-Salsa has always outsold ketchup.
-Rap music has always been mainstream.
-Text has always been hyper.
-Babies have always had social security numbers.
-The European Union has always existed.
-McDonald’s has always been serving Happy Meals in China.
-Tattoos have always been chic and highly visible.
-They never saw the “Scud Stud”.
-Christopher Columbus has always been getting a bad rap.
-Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Latvia have always been independent nations.

We all have a lot to learn from each other! Let’s get started.

See the complete Beloit College Mindset List here:
http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2013.php

J. Adams

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