Forbes.com: 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.

Students at UF have already organized protests, and have created a website dedicated to saving the CS department.  Several distinguished computer scientists have written to the president of UF to express their concerns, in very blunt terms.

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.

Jesus, guys! You know, Computer Science wasn’t on the list of shitty majors. Not that I think they’re actually shitty majors, but really? Computer Science?


This is why we can’t have nice things.

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    #Absolute bullshit #I’m a drama student #My sort-of-queeze is in computer science #And his compsci friends enjoy...
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    The sad part is that this is probably based on returns in investment. This blogpost describes the revenues that were...
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    reblogging because wtf
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    Way to go Florida…….-_-
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    WAY TO GO UF….
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    WOW Wil Wheaton rebloged this! So cool but however his comment once again reminds me why I don’t belong here....
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    I’ll be over here, smashing my head against a brick wall.
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    WHAT. I— WHAT? I may cry. Really. :\
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    YEEEEAH, my university. ಠ_ಠ There have been protests ever since, calling for use of reserve money to save CISE. But the...
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    I’m shocked. Mystified. Appalled. Oh wait, no I’m not.
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    Funny thing actually, since I am on three sports teams during a school year *Technically four this year, I was on two...
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    They had the same problem at my friend’s high school. The art departments were really hurting for money and, meanwhile,...
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    SERIOUSLY? Holy shit, what?
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    Unfortunately, the Forbes writer isn’t entirely accurate: The University Athletic Association is its own entity (one...
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