We were talking about this the other day in the virtual “back room” at TUAW — when would the first university announce that they were going to give every one of their students an iPad?
It didn’t take too long. Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has announced that starting in Fall, 2010, every full-time student will get an iPad as part of the Seton Hill Griffin (that’s the school’s mascot) Technology Advantage Program. According to TUAW reader Dirk, who tipped us to this announcement, “Students will be able to download their textbooks to their iPads from the iBook Store. In addition, iPads can be used as phones and for air and file sharing, as well as note-taking.”
This isn’t the only piece of Apple technology for Seton Hill students. In the fall, first year undergraduate students at this Catholic liberal arts university also receives a 13″ MacBook to use. The school is a haven for Mac users; the IT department can do repairs on equipment and will even give students a loaner MacBook when their own units are in the shop.