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Rankings? Controversy even in 2007

As far back as 2007 U.S. News’s College Rankings were facing criticism.  The Washington Post said It was 1983, and lists – of books, movies, anything – were the rage.  U.S. News & World Report, a struggling news magazine, decided to capitalize on the trend and ask college presidents to rate rival institutions.  Over nearly 25 years, U.S. News has seen its rankings gain unprecedented influence among schools; some have changed policy and awarded bonuses to presidents and administrators who spearhead a leap in rankings.

And here it is, 2014, and some presidents and administrators – hopefully not you – continue to do everything to game the system.  At least the number of volumes in a school’s library doesn’t count for much anymore…