Starting in Summer 2010, Brown University will adopt Google Apps for all faculty, students, and staff. Here is the rationale:
With the move to GoogleApps for the rest of Brown, we are positioning the Brown community to take advantage of the collaboration tools that comprise the GoogleApps suite of applications. Moving to GoogleApps for the rest of the Brown community is a win/win situation: we will move to a Gmail solution with a 7.4 GB per person quota (eliminating the current restriction of 200MB per person!), while also helping the university reduce expenditures.