Thursday, February 02, 2006

Is There Hope for the Future?

The just released survey of incoming freshmen shows a marked turn toward social activism, increased political participation, dislike of military spending, and less drinking.

Can it all be true? The authors of the survey speculate that the tsunami and Katrina have influenced high school seniors' understanding of suffering in the world.

It seems to bode well for the next round of Freshmen that will shortly be appearing on our campus--hopefully we can use this idealism to increase our student engagement, both in the classroom and beyond!

The report is a 4 page pdf, if you want to see the whole thing.

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