FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Hood College in Frederick says it’s giving Apple iPads to all of its approximately 300 incoming freshman.
Some of those attending orientation sessions Monday told The Frederick News-Post the gift factored into their decision to attend the private, liberal-arts school.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Sunny & Warm
President Ron Volpe says the machines contain an application that includes a campus map, school calendar and telephone directory.READ MORE: BPD Officer Dragged By Car 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
Volpe says the school bought the iPads with funds donated by the estate of a Hood College graduate.
He says the program will be evaluated this fall to determine if the college should continue to give iPads to freshmen.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)