Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Beloit College Mindset List

Each year, Beloit College publishes its Mindset List. According to the website, the list, "a creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, it looks at the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of today’s first-year students."

There are 75 items on this year's list, ranging from social, cultural and technological events. I was, considering my current media literacy studies, particularly interestedin #75:

75. They have always been challenged to distinguish between news and entertainment on cable TV.

Certainly helps us figure out a course for our students, doesn't it?

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