How one university put an Echo Dot in every dorm room

August 14, 2019 |

Just west of downtown St. Louis, a stone’s throw from the Gateway Arch, sits St. Louis University. Founded in 1818, this private, Catholic university is steeped in tradition and school pride. But the centuries-old school — the oldest university west of the Mississippi, in fact — is the first to put smart speakers in dorm rooms.

As at most colleges, new initiatives are popping up every day. You can see the evolution of technology and the passing of time in one scan of the varied campus architecture.

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