From the Gainesville Sun on the proposal of Governor Scott’s task force on higher education to charge lower tuition for science and engineering majors than for others:
UF history professor Norman Goda said higher tuition in areas such as the liberal arts and social sciences would reduce their enrollment and lead those fields of study to be cut.
“Whole portions of the university’s mission and what the university does really begin to wither,” he said.
Goda and other history professors created an online petition against the recommendation that had garnered nearly 1,300 signatures as of Friday afternoon. Leaders of UF’s faculty and graduate assistant unions and members of Students for a Democratic Society held a press conference Friday to announce their opposition to the task force’s plan.