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Sunday, April 19, 2009

News from the Orange and Blue

This was sent to me anonymously...thought I'd post it.

There was a little bird who attended the Orange and Blue game Saturday at the swamp. This little bird was able to fly up to the President's Skybox and listen in to the discussions about football, the University and the nonsensical things that people talk about at football games. This little bird indicated that perhaps all is not lost at the University of Florida (academically) and that expectations of program cuts are not as likely as it may appear.

We'll have to see if this little bird got the right message. In the meantime, an article buried in the local newspaper discusses the practical problems facing budget resolution between the house and senate. Ron Cunningham has a very nice editorial in the newspaper. There are also a couple of good letters from students involved in the cuts.

Here's the bottom line for those who are interested in saving higher education in Florida. Write your house members and tell them to up the funding. Write your senators and tell them not to drop their funding.

Oh yes, the Orange won the game 31-21.


Joe Meert


At 6:10 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I like this little bird. Wouldn't that be good news. I've heard similar rumors that they want to hold good programs hostage in a scheme to get more donations.

If that is the case, I don't understand why the administration would choose to preemptively do so much damage to these departments. It will take a long time to recover. I have no idea how you guys will be able to recruit new students after all this.

I'm still completely bewildered and baffled. But, we've been feeling like this for months now. Mark and I have scarcely unpacked our boxes, sad to think of moving again.

Yours in solidarity,


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