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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:59 AM
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Beloit College's Mindset List Released-- Rodney King=Lennon?
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2345298&page=2

BELOIT, Wis. Aug 23, 2006 (AP) For most teens starting college this fall, disposable contact lenses have always been available, wars and revolutions have always been televised, and a stamp was rarely needed for communication.

Those are some of the 75 cultural landmarks on the Beloit College Mindset List, an annual compilation that offers a glimpse of the world view through the eyes of each incoming class. The list was released Wednesday by this private school of 1,250 in this southern Wisconsin city.

Billy Carter, Billy Martin and Lucille Ball all died before the incoming freshmen were born, according to the study's authors. But Julie Heney said she remembers the classic comedienne from imitating her in skits.

Item No. 33 reflects a 1992 quote by black motorist Rodney King, who was beaten by four white officers. A jury's verdict acquitting the officers of the most serious charges spawned race riots and compelled King to issue a plea for peace.

The item reads: "They have no idea why we needed to ask, ' Can we all get along?'"

Mitchell Young, 18, of Highland Park, Ill., said the quote was familiar.

"I've heard it before. It sounds like a John Lennon thing," Young said.

The list gives faculty a better understanding of the cultural attitudes of the incoming class, said English professor Tom McBride, who helps Nief assemble the list
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:03 AM
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1. nice they know who is john lennon. nt
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:04 AM
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2. Link to annual list
Edited on Fri Aug-25-06 10:05 AM by TechBear_Seattle
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:23 AM
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3. The list doesn't mention it but- no crank phone calls (caller ID)
6.There has always been only one Germany
15.They have never had to distinguish between the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and football teams.
41.They have always been able to watch wars and revolutions live on television.
46.Public school officials have always had the right to censor school newspapers.
60.They never saw Bernard Shaw on CNN
63.Television stations have never concluded the broadcast day with the national anthem.
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:35 AM
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4. I usually associate John Lennon with Hallmark card platitudes.
Thats his level. An angry, insecure drug addict who was convinced he was a genius.
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