We have never asked, and they have never had to tell.
August 23, 2011 8:26 AM Subscribe
It's that time of year. Freshmen are confusedly wandering campuses around the nation in packs, searching for free food, and some good folks in Wisconsin want the kids off their lawn
Every year since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin has put out a "mindset list", ostensibly to inform faculty of what sort of pop culture references the incoming classes won't get. They've told us that Michael Jackson has always been white
, George Foreman have always been a barbecue grill salesman
, Libraries have always been the best centers for computer technology and access to good software
(wait, really?), They have never understood the meaning of R.S.V.P.
(does that mean they just text when they're late or that they don't know French?), and have generally made us feel old.
[Previously on the blue: class of '13
, class of '12
, class of '11
, class of '10
, class of '07