ive spoken to IBM- Basically they offer educational prices on their laptops to certain institutions, Widener being one of them. This is totally free, all widener has to do is provide PO #'s for their students and they can get the price.
I was told many other schools do this very exact thing. My rep is going to try to contact widener about this. I only know of one other person that has contacted widener about this.
Just thought id put this out there in case anyone is thinking of getting a thinkpad, im sure widener would work something out if more people call in.