I’m all for doing things better than the nerds from Atlanta. I don’t like them or their stupid car. Thus, I’m happy that UGA is going to offer your slightly more socially literate engineers a place to study and learn. Well, I’m not happy at all actually. But I guess I’m glad that aspiring engineers have somewhere to go besides Tech and Southern.
HOWEVER…..it seems like an odd time to be starting a brand new, and very expensive, degree program, especially during a time of massive budget cuts across the University system. State Rep. Earl Erhart sums up my feelings pretty well, and I hope others feel the same way, when he says:
“They obviously are flush with cash. If they do put something up for cuts, this better be the first thing. I better not hear of anything about cutting 4-H or any other program.”
Again, I’m all for having a prosperous engineering program at UGA outside of your traditional Ag Engineering. It just seems like an odd time to push it through. That Michael Adams is a card, ain’t he?
p.s. To be honest, I’m actually pretty furious about this. In the article, you’ll read where President Adams says they will run the programs using existing money. This after we’ve been told time and time again that we have no money, that the most expansive school in the state of Georgia has been cut to the bare bones, and programs that affect every single county are run dry. But we’ve got several million to sink into something that somebody else already does pretty well, regardless of how bad we hate them. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Just stay away from Cooperative Extension next time you look for cuts, prez.