Have students really changed that much since the 1800s?

Amidst older generations’ ritual grousing about the younger ones, despairing the lifestyle choices, learning habits, political commitments and foodways of the Millennial generation has reached a fever pitch.

In defense of students today, historian and “recovering academic,” Jenny Bann shared findings from her research that shows students have never been academic angels.

Have a look at Bann’s post to Twitter about student highjinx in the 18th century.

Browse digitized Columbia University publications for evidence closer to home that — across generations —  students will be students.

P.S. Avocado toast is delicious