When the University of Missouri School of Journalism's student newspaper reported that incoming students of the journalism program would be required to purchase either an iPhone or an iPod Touch, it touched off a debate about whether universities can require specific tech purchases or whether certain companies can have a tech "monopoly" on campuses, reports the Wall Street Journal. As it turns out, students won't actually be punished or disciplined if they don't buy one, though the school does recommend it; the intention was to help out students who were on financial aid, so the cost of iPhone or an...

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