Univ of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Dept

By: RGF



How's this for making America competetive?  I bet we lead the world in stupid gender/race/income/religion equality degrees.

Here are useless majors one can take at UF:

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Dance, Bachelor of Arts Family, Youth and Community Sciences Film and Media Studies Golf and Sports Turf Management Sustainability and the Built Environment Sustainability Studies Women's Studies

Minors:

African-American Studies Landscape Architecture

UF has a Multicultural & Diversity Affairs department.

UF could of not saved the same amount by cutting these useless majors and administrators instead choose one of the few fields where students can actually get a decent job.

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ow, no one saw this coming.  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 $1.4 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.

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?

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.  Prof. Zvi Galil, Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, is “amazed, shocked, and angered.”  Prof. S.N. Maheshwari, former Dean of Engineering at IIT Delhi, calls this move “outrageously wrong.”  Computer scientist Carl de Boor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and winner of the 2003 National Medal of Science, asked the UF president “What were you thinking?”

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