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U of F Eliminates Computer Science Program for Athletics: Wow…

According to an article at Forbes the University of Florida is eliminating its computer science program to save $1.7 million while the athletic department receives a budget increase.

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? Steven Salzberg: Forbes

Universities are big business, but eliminating C.S. while the U.S. struggles to improve employment statistics seems wrong-minded to me. end of article icon

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in TechnologyPolitics


1. Posted by Gaurav raghav on June 17, 2012

This seems completely ridiculous. It is not good for talented people .

2. Posted by Bill McNeely on September 18, 2012

This reminds me of the $200K a year football coaches and $60 M high school football stadiums built here in Texas while the math and science teachers with Master’s degrees get paid peanuts.

3. Posted by Dale Allyn on September 18, 2012

Exactly, Bill. Sports are big business in some schools. It often seems out of balance in comparison to education.

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