New Lyon College Students to Get Laptops

BATESVILLE, AR - Lyon College announced an initiative today that includes laptop computers for all new students.

Lyon officials said the costs of laptops will be part of tuition for new students entering the four-year college in 2008-2009, according to a news release from the private liberal arts college in Batesville.

Students will receive their computers, beginning August 21 when new students will arrive for orientation.  The laptops will be fully loaded with software needed for Lyon instruction and extracurricular activities.  Lyon will maintain the computers.

Nearly 500 students attend the school.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)