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The once and future us | Chuck's World

 

August 30, 2017



Beginning in 1998, Benoit College in Wisconsin has produced a list every fall about incoming freshmen. These are usually playful but provocative broad strokes, fun to read and intended to help educators understand their audience.

Again, these are generalizations, attempting to place 18-year-olds in time. This new group, for example, represents the last of the millennials, the final freshmen to be born in the 20th century (or the 1900s, if you’re feeling the urge to nitpick).

I found this year’s list a little uninspired, although I’m not neutral. In my 40s, I read them with curiosity...



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