Once again, friends, it's time for the latest guidance from Marist College, which has inherited the Mindset List from Beloit College.

See the 2023 list here, the 2022 list herethe 2021 list here, the 2020 list here, and the 2019 list here.

This year's version is fully a product of Marist College, which developed it as "a collaborative effort with Marist faculty from different disciplines with diverse backgrounds focusing on 10 major areas: arts, commerce, education, ethics, fashion, history and politics, language and literacy, science, sports communication, and technology."

(Consequently, it isn't nearly as much fun.)

Without further ado, here is The Mindset List for 2024. 

The Marist Mindset List For the Class of 2024

  • Emerging artists and designers in the class of 2024 will explore race relations beyond Black Lives Matter into a deeper understanding of how Whiteness has shaped bias and influence in contemporary American culture.
  • Incoming students will rely on smart devices for shopping, interactive wellness-centered consumer experiences, and engaging in the social good.
  • The class of 2024 may view the idea of “banned books” as an artifact from the past, but the Harry Potter series has been banned somewhere in America for their entire lifetimes, and To Kill a Mockingbird has appeared on the American Library Association (ALA) list of frequently challenged books eight times since 2004, due to perceived concerns over offensive language as well as racial and sexual themes.
  • Incoming students are willing to pay for their privacy. Privacy is now a commodity, and they value privacy for their real relationships.
  • The necessity of personal protection equipment (PPE) will drive fashion trends for the next couple of seasons as young designers in the class of 2024 adapt face masks and other PPE into functional objects of personal expression.
  • For incoming students, the world political stage has always been post-9/11; Vladimir Putin has always been the leader of Russia, Tayyip Erdogan has always been leader of Turkey, and the United States military has always been involved in Afghanistan.
  • The class of 2024 (and, often, their teachers) expect and embrace a richer diversity of voices in the books they read, and their enthusiasm for young adult (YA) literature has led to the emergence of vibrant new voices such as Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Marie Lu (Legend), and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone). In addition, these students are shaping American literary culture like never before, by contributing commentary and adaptations in online forums such as GoodReads, Reddit, Twitter, and fanfic sites.
  • Incoming students are keenly aware of the major threats to the health of our society created by both an international pandemic and the global climate crisis, while at the same time, the value of science in our national dialogue is increasingly questioned.
  • Social distancing provided a captive audience for the ESPN documentary The Last Dance. This phenomenon allowed the Class of 2024 to see for themselves the evolution of the NBA game in the last twenty years, sparking new debate over how past heroes such as Michael Jordan compare to their favorite players of today like LeBron and Giannis as G.O.A.T.
  • Incoming students have never been more ready to embrace social distance by using technology to fill the distance gap. They are always looking for the newest upgrade.

Views: 116

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

"(Consequently, it isn't nearly as much fun.)"

You're right about that.

Oof, yeah. I opened up this thread expecting to find out that kids today don't know anything about nickelodeons or rumble seats or compacts discs, and instead I find out that kids are ready to embrace distance learning? Kind of a bummer.

...Yes, exactly, Rob. More later.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion Some weird stuff at Diamond (which is not unexpected)
"I have somehow managed to live sixc decades without reallym understanding how much of anything…"
54 minutes ago
Richard Willis replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"What I most enjoyed in the titles 52 (July 2006 to July 2007) and Countdown (July 2007 to June…"
57 minutes ago
Richard Willis replied to Captain Comics's discussion Some weird stuff at Diamond (which is not unexpected)
"My LCS still buys what they can from Diamond because they like the existing ordering system. Of…"
1 hour ago
Irma Kruhl replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I have some favorite Silver and Black Fury covers that I may post later on, but let's not…"
1 hour ago
Irma Kruhl replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"My two cents: I'm a relative newcomer to these monthly cover threads, but what about starting…"
1 hour ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Post-Crisis Superman
"SUPERMAN: THE EARTH STEALERS: The Man of Steel v3 ends with The Earth Stealers, one of my guilty…"
1 hour ago
Captain Comics replied to Captain Comics's discussion Some weird stuff at Diamond (which is not unexpected)
"I had very little idea about distribution until the Internet arrived, but even so, it's a lot…"
2 hours ago
Steve W replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Apache Trail #1. "
3 hours ago
The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion Some weird stuff at Diamond (which is not unexpected)
"I have to admit that nthis kind of thing is beyond me.  I buy comics the way I have been for…"
3 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics Guide: June 5-11, 2023
"Here's a game you can play with a friend. Each of you pick a character, then "race"…"
3 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics Guide: June 5-11, 2023
"WRT that Fantastic Four cover: It's funny -- I *love* the similar Legion of Superheroes poster…"
4 hours ago
Captain Comics posted discussions
4 hours ago

© 2023   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service