Univ of Florida kills computer science, boosts athletic spending

Let’s get this straight: in the midst of a technology revolution, with a shortage of engineers and computer scientists, UF decides to cut computer science completely?

This is from a public university too. Worse, the increase in athletic spending is more than what they are saving from eliminating computer science.

This is so brain-dead that it defies logic and is yet another example of the disintegration of the once-admired US public education system. A university that would do that is an empty shell, running on fumes. Everyone involved with this decision should be fired and then they should hire people who actually care about education.


  1. Not quite “kills”. http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/university-of-florida-guts-computer-science-department-in-budget-cutting-move.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

    • Well, it’s all but dead. This will have a deleterious spiral effect as the good professors will leave and students who want a real education choose other colleges.

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