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Gunning for U.S. News & World Report's College Rankings

I’ve only run across two or three people out here in California, who have heard of my daughter’s college. Even when Caitlin tells people the name of her school-–Juniata College–they stumble on the pronunciation. I used to do the same thing before we visited the college that’s nestled in the Allegheny Mountains in rural Pennsylvania. […]

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Cashing In With Dubious College Rankings

Last week, The Princeton Review released its annual publication, The Best 368 Colleges. Inevitably the book generates tremendous press coverage each year and lots of sales. I just checked the book’s rank on and it was the online book seller’s 400th most popular title. To put this number in perspective, sells well over […]

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