Computers: A Machine on Every Desk

Drexel shows how 8,000 computers can transform a campus

Susan Berner, a business major from Strongsville, Ohio, knew when she entered Philadelphia's Drexel University that computers would play an important role in her college education. Like other entering freshmen, she had been informed that in addition to the first-year fees of about $9,000 for tuition, room and board, she would have to shell out $1,020 for an Apple Macintosh computer and a bundle of software. Indeed, when she arrived on the urban campus last month, dormitories, classrooms, offices and labs were already teeming with some 6,000 Macs.

Still, the pervasiveness of the computer revolution at Drexel was beyond even Berner's...

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