Thursday, November 29, 2018

History and Lois

[Hi and Lois, November 29, 2018. Click for a larger view.]

It’s safe to assume that Ditto won’t be majoring in history. But he may become a spokestoon for the Mindset List, no longer the property of Beloit College. My impatience with the mindset behind the Mindset List is on display in five posts, list by list, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

One item from the final Beloit list, puporting to describe the historical awareness and life experience of first-year college students in 2018: “They never used a spit bowl in a dentist’s office.” I guess they never went to my dentist.

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comments: 1

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I don't know whether to consider the Mindset List as a crock of "fill it in" or totally insulting. And to tell faculty that they are just teaching a class but students. How insulting to faculty!

I am so over these articles reminding us "old" people how millenials need special guidance through life whether it is redoing restaurants to suit them or providing context for them.

Growing up there was no guidance to the older generations on how to talk to baby boomers! Maybe we were just a little smarter and had a more open view of life rather than what we saw on a small screen!!