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?
SCIENCE BAD! SPORTSBALL GOOD! WAY TO GO AMERICA!