Saturday, May 3, 2008

Boomers ruin college experience for Millennials

Time Magazine is reporting that university campuses are adding retirement villages to attract empty-nest Babyboomers to campus.

Now it's been a long time since I went to college in the 1990s, but seeing my dad at a kegger was not the experience I had in mind. Neither was meeting my mom at Cafe V to study for finals.

Recently, there have been many, many reports in the decline of male college graduates in America. Could this be related? It's kind of hard to pick up a hot chick if you're sitting next to your mom in freshman comp.

So, okay, I was being the glib Gen Xer that I am. But seriously, universities need to focus on our young students. Seriously, Boomers had their time on campus. Do we really want a country 20 years from now full of uneducated men in their 40s?


Mo Morrissey said...

Ugh - the late 1980's, early 90's really don't FEEL that long ago, but alas....

It's always been all about the boomers. When we were in college, Gen X were slackers and the boomers ran everything; now that they're retiring, they want to tweak the Gen Y crowd. It's all about them.

They should remember that sooner or later, Gen X will be choosing their nursing home. >:)

Anonymous said...

I love the last post..."choosing their nursing home," totally cracks me up.

I really like the blog, being a Gen Xer what's not to like.

Anonymous said...

You are a Gen-X person? Really? Is that _your_ photo?

I hate to say it but you look at least 50 or over, and last I looked my generation was yet not at that milestone.