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Students Speak Out Against Proposed Budget Cuts to CISE at UF

Photo by Amanda Adams

In late April, the University of Florida administration proposed drastic budget cuts – $36.5 million total – to the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department (CISE), causing a wave of resistance (like the study-in in the photograph above) that brought the issue into the national spotlight. Students, faculty and others opposed to the budget cuts, which come from the Florida Legislature and are non-negotiable, called on UF to spend part of its $67 million available in reserves to solve the budget cut problem; as of press time, UF President Bernie Machen said the administration would consider using the reserves.