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i am so happy i chose not to go to UF for CS, even though it is unfortunate. the real problem isn't that the athletic department has been getting more money(since its independent from academics), its that state funding for public universities i think has dropped by 30%.
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Was their CS program already at risk from being unaccredited? Maybe they want to cut the program because they did not want to increase funds to improve the program.
Universities are a for-profit organization, so a school like UF would likely view athletics as being more important than CS. Maybe they did not get a lot of donations from CS alumni, so that is why they are cutting the program.
Education system is messed up.

What on earth are you talking about? Universities are not, in any way, for profit organizations. They require state funding to stay afloat. Also, if they did make a profit, there would be some place for the profits to go, but there's not, there's no owner(s) of these colleges raking in these so called 'profits'.

Not sure where or why you thought this.
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This is just another reason why our country is falling apart production wise. Instead of focusing on important STEM fields that push the entire human race forwards colleges and high schools focus on the arts and sports. As much as I like the arts and sports, they do not cure cancer or send us into space.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

Was their CS program already at risk from being unaccredited? Maybe they want to cut the program because they did not want to increase funds to improve the program.

Universities are a for-profit organization, so a school like UF would likely view athletics as being more important than CS. Maybe they did not get a lot of donations from CS alumni, so that is why they are cutting the program.

Education system is messed up.
Only private school are more or less for-profit. Public school are not. The owner of the public school is the government that fund them.
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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?

No, just Americans dropping further and further down in the educational realm.....
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Nuff said.
Edited by myuusmeow - 4/24/12 at 9:36pm
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Those grad students make more a year than I do as a grad student. My program only gives us $13-14k a year for TAing.
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This is just another reason why our country is falling apart production wise. Instead of focusing on important STEM fields that push the entire human race forwards colleges and high schools focus on the arts and sports. As much as I like the arts and sports, they do not cure cancer or send us into space.

lmao
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post

Get over yourself please.

How does my statement have anything to do with me? and thanks for adding so much to the conversation of this thread... TOOL... is a good band.

OT: That pic of the respective salaries of Professors vs Coaches sure puts the US education system into perspective.
 
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why hasn't this thread been closed yet? no one was going to read anything in between the title and the current page.
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