Listen to radios? Watch TVs? Not for Class of '16

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when Kurt Cobain was alive?

You might remember, but this year's college freshmen don't.

Students in the Class of 2016 don't need radios, and they watch television everywhere except on actual TV sets.

These are among the 75 references on this year's Beloit College Mindset List. The compilation is meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1994, see the world in a different way.

The lists have evolved into a national phenomenon that entertains even as it makes people feel old.

But the authors are in demand by NASA and other groups who say learning how different generations view the world helps improve teamwork.

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