How 1st-Year Students See the World

Annual list reveals mindset of this year's college freshmen
By News Dude,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2007 8:04 PM CDT
How 1st-Year Students See the World
Beloit College   (Beloit College)

Humvees are always a mere down payment away, and it's only natural to see stadiums named after big corporations. Your source of info on '60s icons is Oliver Stone movies and anything else you need to know comes right from "The Daily Show." Don't worry; you’re not suffering from a amnesia—you're a typical student entering college this fall.

A Beloit College professor has been releasing his "Mindset List" for 10 years, prying open the minds of 18-year-olds for all the world to see. His findings cut both ways: This year's freshmen aren't surprised by women police chiefs or nutritional labeling. If only they didn't consider the "Prozac defense" a viable way out... and hadn't grown up imitating that darn Beavis and Butthead snicker. (More Beloit College stories.)

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