Originally posted by NoleOne: You could see it coming a mile away. UF already gets treated differently by getting huge separate budgets for its medical school and IFAS. It does well in those measures because it has historically received the most money by far from the state legislature.
If anything, they should take money away from UF and finally fund FSU on equal footing so that FSU can build up its revenue generating capability so that it is on par with UF. There is no state interest served in Machen's ideas.
Correct. UF will achieve this status over my dead body. It is not that I am above schools with achievement getting benefits, but UF always try to rig the game, just like they did with the flagship bill 2 years ago.
UF has and will always do so...but now, UF needed a willingly accomplice and has chosen FSU...and my oh my have some of the harsh views about UF's previous actions suddenly do a 180 once FSU is included in that club.
I only dislike an exclusionary bill with FSU and UF slightly less than one with just UF. And I dislike that a lot.
Any bill should either include or have reasonably attainable criteria for the other research-first universities in Florida. The state is definitely too big for just one nationally competitive university, and I would say it is too big for two as well.California has 6 public schools and 2 private schools in the AAU. The state has a population of 37 million. If looking at just the public schools, that would mean one AAU university for every 6.3 million in population. Comparing those numbers to Florida, that means our goal should be to have three of the state's public universities as AAU members.