Following the recent masssive tax hike in Illinois which ended up satisfying the interstate lottery treaty organization and brought Illinois back into jackpot seeking communion, other government spending in Illinois is seeing cuts. Illinois "universities", whose credit ratings have been on a long march to rock bottom in the absence of payments from Springfield, are now making even bigger cuts on campus not that payments from the state have resumed.
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale announced it would be cutting 26 million United States dollars and eliminating seven academic programs. (archived) The seven programs to be snuffed out are:
- B.S., Mining Engineering
- M.S., Mining Engineering
- B.A., Business Economics
- B.S., Physical Education Teacher Education
- B.A., Africana Studies
- M.A., Political Science
- Ph.D., Historical Studies
As presented by the University this list's ordering begins with two degrees covering an entire productive industrial field deemed unpopular by students, the business department's degree programming which requires math1 and is therefore also unpopular, the applied science of hamplanet prevention and remediation in children, and then three token field of study beloved by pantsuit but unpopular with students are being slain as well.
Illinois residents are clearly receiving an excellent value in exchange for their increased tax burden.
The study of pantsuit economics divorced from business is in no danger of elimination, just the useful applications. ↩