Amherst College “IT Index” Tracks Student, Campus Tech Use Over Time

September 26, 2008  

AMHERST, Mass.—It’s a new academic year at Amherst College, which means a new class of undergraduates with new attitudes and aptitudes about technology—and, of course, new gadgets. Peter Schilling, the college’s director of information technology, provides the following snapshot of how students use technology and how wired the college is. Modeled after the Harper’s Index feature in Harper’s Magazine, Schilling calls it his own Amherst IT Index.