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Wow, no one saw this coming. The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million.

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They cut their computer science department to save 1.7 million, while they increased their Athletic department budget by another 2 million dollars.. I feel sorry for anyone that wanted to go to University of Florida that had a desire to major in computer science...

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The original article is apparently false.
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Under that proposal, all undergraduate and graduate degree curriculum would remain the same and the college would maintain its brainpower and research capacity. The plan calls for no lay-offs of tenure-track faculty. Faculty lay-offs are expected, however, if across-the-board cuts are made in the College of Engineering.

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Thanks to razor950 and flamingoyster for digging up more information.
Edited by konoii - 4/23/12 at 11:12pm
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Florida hates science!
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An institute of higher learning... dropping a vital academic field to be replaced with more sports?

Am I missing something here?
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They cut their computer science department to save 1.7 million, while they increased their Athletic department budget by another 2 million dollars.. I feel sorry for anyone that wanted to go to University of Florida that had a desire to major in computer science...


I have read a bit into this and the article is quite wrong in comparing those two departments. The university didn't increase the athletic department, UF's UAA which is the University Athletic Association is self funded and they don't take money from the university budget, they actually have given back to UF about ~$18 million in the past three years. It's just that the administration at UF is not taking into consideration the impact that happens when you remove such a program.



There is a protest happening and lots of graduates from UF are coming together to fight this decision.
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They cut their computer science department to save 1.7 million, while they increased their Athletic department budget by another 2 million dollars.. I feel sorry for anyone that wanted to go to University of Florida that had a desire to major in computer science...
I have read a bit into this and the article is quite wrong in comparing those two departments. The university didn't increase the athletic department, UF's UAA which is the University Athletic Association is self funded and they don't take money from the university budget, they actually have given back to UF about ~$18 million in the past three years. It's just that the administration at UF is not taking into consideration the impact that happens when you remove such a program.
There is a protest happening and lots of graduates from UF are coming together to fight this decision.

IC. Thanks for the clarification. But its still sad to see them drop such a program.
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At first I thought it was Florida Institute of Technology.

While yes this sucks, I was freaking out over a tech school dropping its CS department.
     
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academics < sports ? and people wonder why america is falling behind. but then again that there is "foosball country" and foosball is the devil
 
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Wow I was considering them earlier this year. Sucks.
And the graduates lose credibility in their degrees.

Interviewee: I graduated from UF in CS. biggrin.gif

Interviewer: They dropped their CS program right? rolleyes.gif

Interviewee: Yes. redface.gif

Interviewer: Well be in contact. wink.gif
Edited by WorldExclusive - 4/23/12 at 4:24pm
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This state is a joke.
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