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College students and recent grads respond to book

Updated: September 22, 2012 6:24AM



we asked college students and recent grads: is it fair to call you ‘coddled’?

A new book paints today’s college students as a coddled lot with inflated GPAs but also more technologically advanced and socially multicultural than previous generations.
We asked local students and grads if they agreed with the characterization. “We are probably the coddled generation, though I don’t fall into that. We think we deserve more.”

Kory Honel, 21,
senior at Robert Morris University“Not really. You have to work hard. If other generations had to work for their degrees, why should we not have to work for it?”

Josue Silva, 18,
freshman at Harold Washington College“I think everyone I knew always complained about their grades. A lot of people want to have straight A’s without working too hard. That’s something my generation is kind of lacking, that hard work.”

Karen Gioia, 24,
graduated in May from Columbia College“It’s more integrated nowadays, very multicultural. Still, you’ll see people tend to mingle with their own ethnicity.”

Curtis O’Dwyer, 20,
junior at Roosevelt University“There were always complaints about grades.”

Tehniat Zaman, 22, first year
student at DePaul College of Law



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