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.
I transcribed a collection of 18thC student disciplinary records once. Let me give a quick overview of the things that generation were doing… 1/ https://t.co/RZ5aTTJ7N0
— Jenny Bann (@calluna_) July 19, 2018
Browse digitized Columbia University publications for evidence closer to home that — across generations — students will be students.