Steve C, Team Marina
Florida cuts computer science, adds $2M to athletics -
Florida cuts computer science, adds $2M to athletics
"Economic factors have made for difficult choices in the realm of higher education. 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. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments. ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $99 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year. The increase alone would more than offset the savings supposedly gained by cutting computer science." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
dumbfounded - Mr. The Jason Fleming
"Contrary to some reports, Florida is not eliminating its computer science department. Instead, it is proposing a radical restructuring that will kill the research arm of one department, scattering its faculty and leaving any left behind with an expanded teaching burden and fewer teaching assistants. Whether it would be better to simply kill it isn't clear." - - Andrew C (✔)
While the state budget cuts are appalling, I have to think that the university bumping up athletics at the same time it cuts CS is on the dean and administration. - Andrew C (✔)
What? that makes perfect sense. With all those jobs in professional football/baseball/basketball going unfilled and the lack of positions for CS majors, it just makes sense in this economy. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's just reflecting Americans' priorities. I cannot tell you how many people have told me that it's completely justified for colleges to revolve around athletics instead of academics... - Spidra Webster