jdhfHere comes the revolution: members of the Annapolis Group, a loose consortium of liberal arts colleges, have finally decided to bolt from U.S. News and World Report’s embattled college rankings, and are promising to come up with a system of their own. Among them is outgoing Barnard President Judith Shapiro, who laid out her opposition back in 1998, penning those fabulous title quotes and making the dubious claim that the rankings cannot be an accurate measure of collegiate quality if they place Barnard so low (the bears aren’t that low–just solidly middle of the road). 

Spokespeople said that “over 50 percent” of the organization had decided not to provide  their data to the annual survey. Bwog wonders which half that would be.