“Over one third of college graduates have their own ‘shows’ on the Internet.” –From The Mindset List for the Class of 2084, born 2062 In his recent Time magazine article on the Millennials (the Me, Me, Me Generation) Joel Stein concedes that young people today are not only active; they’re also reactive. Why get married young when you’ve got Facebook to meet all these new people before you have to decide? Why get pregnant young when you can now put it off safely until your 40s? Why be eager to get a job with a single company for the rest of your life when you know you’re going to be switching jobs constantly in a “flexible” economy? Here Stein is Read on »
What started as a witty way of saying…
to faculty colleagues “watch your references,” has turned into a globally reported and utilized guide to the intelligent. It is requested by thousands of readers, reprinted in hundreds of print and electronic publications, and used for a wide variety of purposes. The Mindset Lists of American History immediately caught the imagination of the public, and in the ensuing years, has drawn responses from around the world. The site contains all of the lists and news about the list’s development. There are also opportunities to provide feedback and to get information on authors Ron Nief and Tom McBride. Read more about The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think is Normal, on our book page. See the Mindset List for the Class of 2015 »
Mindset List creators Ron Nief (left) and Tom McBride.
About the Authors
Ron Nief is emeritus director of public affairs at Beloit College, stepping down in 2009 after 14 years. He has been communicating the work of higher education for more than four decades, starting with his alma mater, Boston College in the 1960s and including Brandeis and Clark universities…. Read more »
Tom McBride is a professor of English and Keefer Professor of the Humanities at Beloit College. A graduate of Baylor University and the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, he teaches Milton, Shakespeare, and critical theory and has team-taught many interdisciplinary courses…. Read more »
“McBride and Nief should be hailed America’s cultural timekeepers.” —Jim Simon, Seattle Times