Over the Years, Generational Labels Multiply

Their outfits are different, and so are their hairstyles, their slang, their cars, and their tastes in body piercing. C. Arthur Sandeen has seen those and many other changes among college students. Nonetheless, he believes that in several important ways, today's students are a lot like yesterday's.

"Who am I? What do I want to study? How am I going to pay for this? How am I going to live? These are still the basic issues that they face," says Mr. Sandeen, who was the vice president