well i broke down and did it
I ordered a new macbook from apple under my own name. It has been years since I’ve purchased a computer for myself, as virginia tech has provided adequate resources. Pratt gave me a nice desktop too, don’t get me wrong, it arrived a month or so into my first term of teaching. I really need a laptop though and more than that, I need my own laptop. I was hoping to run a grant through Pratt and order a laptop through them, but it does not look like I’ll be staying here for long, so that would not work out. Currently, I am using Virginia Tech’s laptop and I need to send it in for repairs, so I ordered a new one.