September 4, 1998
Rankings Are Here to Stay; Colleges Can Improve ThemBy ALVIN P. SANOFF
In the late summer, one can hear cries of elation, howls of anger, or muted mutterings in the offices of college and university administrators throughout the land. No, it's not the arrival of the freshman class that evokes these emotions. It's the publication of the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
Their release, in late August, has become a much-anticipated