Beloit College Mindset List

Bit late putting up a reminder of this bit of fun – the annual Beloit College Mindset List. I think the most memorable Mindset List item for me remains #1 (covered today in the NYT) from the class of 2011:

1. What Berlin wall?

In fact, that whole 2011 list is one of my favorites for reminding me of the need to readjust my mindset (you can choose different years in the drop-down list at the top of the page). For 2013, we have:

2. Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike Tyson have always been felons.
13. The KGB has never officially existed.
23. The European Union has always existed.
35. Women have always outnumbered men in college.
36. We have always watched wars, coups, and police arrests unfold on television in real time.
38. Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Estonia have always been independent nations.
75. There has always been blue Jell-O.


1 Comment »

  1. petitmosque said

    Thanks Beloit College for placing your News at Youtube. Your Center for Sciences is more than impressive, just mesmerizing!

    “The questions that people ask go across disciplines, broader connections, thinking and teaching outside the box … “

    Please, allow me to plagiarize the NYT: to have been at Your College (by YOUTUBE) is to have tasted for a moment what happens when all aspirations of scientific leadership are in the context of “looking at the world from our unique and intrepid microworld”.

    Are you planning to have On-site Visits?. My students and I would feel very honored to come to your place.


    “To have been at these places, to have been at the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, is to have known a moment when all the calculations of power and politics are overwhelmed by a single-minded quest. Call it FREEDOM.”
    (FROM: A Fateful Day, and the East Tasted Freedom, NYT, NOVEMBER 8, 2009)

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