The Mindset List is a set of constants that each graduating class grows up with – significant people who’ve always been dead, the emergence of trends, etc.
The list is very retrospective, and may appeal more to those who came before the birth of the graduating class because the emphasis seems to be on change. In order to appreciate change, you have to recognize it.
I was born in 1981 and graduated from college in 2004. Most children born in 1981 graduated in 2003, so I went with my birth year instead of my year of graduation.
Beloit has been doing this since the class of 2002.