This article is Guest Writer Spencer Davimos‘s precautious attempt to veer Columbia away from entering its Joker arc.
The latest development in the fallout from Professor Michael Thaddeus’s report criticizing Columbia’s self-reported data to U.S. News sees the University lose its highest ranking in the list’s history.
Four months after Columbia Mathematics Professor Michael Thaddeus accused Columbia of using false information to secure its #2 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, the University has announced it will not submit undergraduate data for next year’s rankings.
U.S. News just released this year’s edition of their rankings for national universities and liberal arts colleges, and Columbia University is still ranked 4th, after jumping to the position in 2010 from 8. This year, Columbia also shares its spot with both U Chicago and Stanford. Barnard also maintained its ranking from last year, sharing #32 with Bucknell […]
But this time, we’re tied with UChicago, that other college with a core curriculum. Harvard and Princeton are tied for 1st, Yale takes 3rd, and 6th is split between MIT and Stanford. Penn has dropped to 8th; remember when we languished there while they took 4th? Barnard, meanwhile, is back to 28th in the Liberal […]
You’re ashamed to admit you care, but it’s okay, we kind of do too. US News and World Report just released their annual college rankings, and Columbia holds strong at number 4 behind HYP. Overheard reaction from RAs: “One, two, three, DIDN’T DROP!!!!” Uhhh okay this is really embarrassing. Those were, as many commenters have […]
The 2011 edition of the US News & World Report‘s “Best National Colleges” rankings just came out (like, a femtosecond ago), and our humble little university In The City of New York has jumped to 4th place from 8th place last year, putting us right behind Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. The USNWR rankings are arguably […]
CCSC and ESC both canceled their weekly meetings because of board retreats, but SGA is still around to keep the student government machine rollimg. Nikhita Mahtani reports. Monday’s SGA meeting had a special guest, Carol Katzman, the new head of IT at Barnard fondly dubbed “VPK.” VPK apparently just couldn’t bring herself to leave the […]
Two years ago, we at Bwog lost the U.S. News and World Report‘s “Paper Trail” blog’s Best [Campus] Alternative Media Outlet poll to Wesleyan after some crotchety commenters lampooned their granola-eating ways and they retaliated en masse. We lost last year, too. This year, we have another foe: Yale. That’s right, now you have the […]
Tomorrow, US News & World Report will release the most important list of our time or any other: its annual ranking of the best colleges and universities. Bwog received an exciting advance press release, the only information on which was that this year Columbia, Duke, and the University of Chicago share the 8th place spot […]
We don’t do it for the glory, but it is nice to get some recognition once in a while (even if it is from another blog). US News and World Report’s higher education page, The Paper Trail, is running a reader poll of the year’s campus news, and we’re up there for Best Alternative Media […]