Monday, December 1, 2014

Every university is broken - PZ Myers, Pharyngula

But the University of Hawaii at Mānoa looks to be more broken than others. Christie Wilcox writes about the budget cuts there: the place is being gouged to the bone — the College of Natural Sciences has a cohort of graduate students to whom they are failing to live up to their responsibilities (the university brought them in, these students made a commitment to UH Mānoa, you don’t get to suddenly decide midway through their training to abandon your obligations.) The problem isn’t in the universities, or the students, or the faculty. The problem is that state governments have been shirking their responsibility to maintain the educational infrastructure for decades, and it’s reaching a crisis point. First UH Mānoa, and then every other university will crumble into the same sewer of neglect. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/11/19/every-university-is-broken/

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