…to describe how I feel. It is said that bad things come in groups of three, and we have had three. That means the storm is over.
But, this is how you kill departments: take faculty, take programs, and take funding, always saying each act is unrelated to the others (and, of course, that to deserve restoration of any of these things, we must simply work still harder).
It feels violent because it is, and this is without even speaking of the violence coming from the legislature.