Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Missouri School of Journalism's iPhone "requirement" a clever interpretation of financial aid rules

Ross Miller
May 9, 2009
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Here's an interesting new mandate for all of Missouri School of Journalism's incoming freshman: equip themselves with iPhones and iPod touches. Actually, let's go ahead and clarify what "mandate" means here, as associate dean Brian Brooks has stated that no one will a be punished for not buying / owning one. While noting the audio recording and playback capabilities were motivation for this decision, he explains the reason it's classified as a requirement is because it lets students include it in their financial need estimate -- wholly beneficial when you're figuring out scholarships and loans. It doens't look like there'll be any direct discounts from U of M, however, unlike some other schools with similar initiatives. It's a clever loophole, to be sure, but we'd wager there's more than a few undergraduates who are none too pleased at the Apple favoritism, and to be honest, we love nothing more right now than imagining a large group of S60 and Zune supporters gathering in a field for frisbee, picnic, and lots of protesting.

[Via Macworld]




All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

View
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May | Engadget

NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May | Engadget

View
Amazon’s motorized Echo Show 10 goes on sale February 25th

Amazon’s motorized Echo Show 10 goes on sale February 25th

View
Tesla's Cybertruck is on track for volume production in 2022

Tesla's Cybertruck is on track for volume production in 2022

View
US arrests far-right Twitter troll for 2016 election interference

US arrests far-right Twitter troll for 2016 election interference

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr