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Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

Americans care too much about pointless sports, especially tacky sports like football.

Technically ALL sports are pointless. thumb.gif
 
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What a sensationalist title. It appears that the computer science department is planned to be moved into the engineering department. Of course, such a title won't get as much clicks and ad revenue. I'm not saying that the move should be praised, but it certainly isn't as bad as eliminating an entire department (which would save a lot more than 1.4 million dollars)
http://www.eng.ufl.edu/news/uf-statement-made-april-23rd-2012/
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-florida/1328820-uf-eliminating-computer-science-department.html

interesting... our CIS department has always been part of the College of Engineering as far as I know. Funny thing is our building is all the way across campus and we have the largest research cluster in the state of Kansas
Edited by selectstriker2 - 4/23/12 at 5:30pm
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post #33 of 81
FSU FTW!!!! tongue.gif
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Does sports make more money for them? confused.gif

They're one of the few profitable athletic departments in the nation, but they're not incredibly profitable. Those numbers are also usually slightly fudged since there are benefits that go to the athletes that come from other budgets. So Florida is profitable in athletics, but I wouldn't say they're raking in money.
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If you are going to cut the CS department. You should also cut the mathematics department. The two are forever intertwined.
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Technically ALL sports are pointless. thumb.gif

True. Regardless, I just think its unfortunate that the most common shared interest is football. But maybe that's because I'm from that empty space some call the midwest
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Looks like UF wants to close down. You can rest assured CS majors are leaving and going somewhere else.
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post #38 of 81
India.

Nuff said.
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post #39 of 81
Throwing out my natural FSU vs. UF mentality, this is ridiculous. UF takes pride in being the top school in Florida. It is among the best public schools in the country and it's throwing an important major down the drain.
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Jumping to conclusions.
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