Every year, Beloit College publishes its widely distributed Mindset List, which
provides an enlightening picture of the world in which American college
first-year students have grown up. Below is a sampling from this year's list:
- Most students entering college this fall were born in 1986.
- Desi Arnaz, Orson Welles, Roy Orbison, Ted Bundy, Ayatollah
Khomeini, and Cary Grant have always been dead.
- Photographs have always been processed in an hour or less.
- Baby Jessica could be a classmate.
- Alan Greenspan has always been setting the nation's financial
- There have always been night games at Wrigley Field.
- They never saw USA Today or the Christian Science Monitor as a TV news program.
- Computers have always suffered from viruses.
- We have always been mapping the human genome.
- AZT has always been used to treat AIDS.