From Monday through Thursday this past week, the walls of Admin 210 were lined with brand new MacBook Pro laptops as a part of the Junior MacBook Refresh Event. Approximately 375 students qualified for a new laptop by having acquired 60 credit hours.
Eligible students signed up for a registration day prior to the event through the use of Griffin’s Lair and dropped off their old laptops between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Many of the students were very excited to receive their new laptops. “I think it is good because everything on my new laptop seems to be faster since our old ones were bogged down,” said Ed Rosenbusch.
In addition to receiving new laptops, the students also signed a contract stating that they officially owned the iPads that they were given as freshmen.
“I like the idea of the Refresh program because I get a shiny new laptop! It is also nice to know that we finally own our iPads,” said April Falkosky.
Scott Miller, the Solutions Center Manager for Seton Hill University’s IT Department, stated that this fall’s incoming freshmen would be experiencing a new generation of technology. “This fall, the incoming students will receive a MacBook Air and an iPad Mini in place of the current technology.” The change in devices is hoped to make a more stable technology platform for the students while also being more portable and mobile. Miller also mentioned that the name of the technology program would change from the Griffin Technology Advantage to Mobile Learning at the Hill.