Thoughts on the Mindset List

Beloit College in Wisconsin puts out an annual “Mindset List” to give you an idea of where the newest college students are coming from in regards to what they see as being “the world as it has been”.

Take a look at the info behind it here: and this years here:


The list is very geared towards the US, as it’s from a US college, but I wanted to show a few that I felt were particularly important:


Students heading into their first year of college this year were generally born in 1996.

1. During their initial weeks of kindergarten, they were upset by endlessly repeated images of planes blasting into the World Trade Center.

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