The University of Cincinnati will stop accepting undergraduate majors in computer science starting in fall 2012. It's a budget-cutting move being played out at area colleges.
Good comments were made as well, including:
"Dean Carlo Montemagno made this decision entirely on his own without discussion or debate with his faculty, other deans, department heads, or academic leaders. His version of a discussion is in the form of a unilateral announcement. This is an individual with his own obscure agenda who has no regard for the opinions or needs of others or the larger community. He characteristically has very extensive beliefs about fields in which he has no expertise beyond his own initial understanding that has gone without further research or scholarship. This decision of his, which must be challenged, is a sad reminder of his inability to communicate effectively, hear other opinions, and engage in constructive debate. I don't think this decision will pass a sanity test, but it is not clear if the Board of Trustees could really fully engage in a discussion at this level. That is difference between a superior institution and one that is continuously reset to mediocrity. Leadership must be thoughtful, creative, and aggressive for improvement.
It is entirely wrong to think that there are no jobs or needs by the larger community that could be served by graduates of this program. Many spectacularly talented individual have gone through computer science and computer engineering are are highly valued in the positions both in the Cincinnati and beyond."