Like I said, I think tech is great, but requiring a near $200 calculator for classes that aren't even of calculus level seem absurd. On the other hand, maybe they're requiring because their faculty has really got it, and figured out how to integrate the calculator into the curriculum, which would be awesome. I mean, the built in features on the Voyage 200 are amazing, with lots of built in apps, such as Cabri and Geometer's Sketchpad, but I somehow doubt that all these features have been integrated into the classroom.
Of course, there are some parts of Carroll that really are pretty cutting edge, such as their VP for Student Life keeping a blog (even though he's pretty conservative) . . . argh, and I find all this while I look for recycled/used computer parts for my office . . .