Bowdoin College has announced that its Digital Excellence Commitment (DExC) will provide every current student and all future students with a suite of the latest Apple technology and access to a full range of course-specific software designed “to advance learning, inspire innovative teaching, and create digital equity across the student body in the use of tools essential for success in the twenty-first century.”
College President Clayton Rose says DExC will build on the success of Bowdoin’s iPad Initiative by equipping all students with a 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by M1, an iPad mini, and an Apple Pencil, along with access to software used across the range of courses at the College, beginning in fall 2022. The cost of the program will be covered entirely by Bowdoin.
Entering first-year students will receive all new equipment and software; returning students will use the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil they have already received, supplemented by a 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by M1, with a full software suite.
Bowdoin College — located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine — is a private institution that was founded in 1794. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,828.