University of Florida is under severe budget cuts, around 30% this year, so I can almost understand needing to gut its entire Computer Science department:
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.
Total savings: $1.7m, which is almost enough to pay for … the increase in the athletics budget:
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.