An (ahem) interesting detail I haven't seen elsewhere.

“On March 22nd, the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Departmentat UF unanimously proposed to President Machen the creation of a College of Computing. A few weeks later, Dean Abernathy proposed her alternative modelfor the future of the computing discipline at UF - namely, dismemberment."

This seems to be a relatively common situation. Apparently, proposals to merge CS into ECE and proposals to create expand CS into an independent college always appear simultaneously out of the academic æther, like electrons and positrons, or whales and petunias.

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