August 25, 1999
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
This year a typical Worcester Polytechnic Institute new freshman (we'll call him "Virtual Doug") celebrated amid virtual confetti, learning online of his WPI acceptance. He attended an open house, monitored his financial aid and even contacted alumni in his area, all online. Doug has frequented the online WPI Admissions Cafe, talking with fellow students, asking questions of administrators, pondering extracurricular options and finding discount coupons for businesses and restaurants. He even downloaded a free WPI desktop for his personal computer. Virtual Doug is representative of the 70 percent of newly admitted students who applied online, and often stayed online, at WPI, according to Director of Admissions Monica Inzer.
WORCESTER, Mass. - We’ll call him Virtual Doug. Packing his bags to take the red eye out of Chicago to Worcester Polytechnic Institute this week, Doug is virtually a resident of these hallowed halls.
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