The Unraveling of the U.S. News College Rankings

From a Wall Street Journal story by Melissa Korn headlined “The Unraveling of the U.S. News College Rankings”:

Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken floated the idea past a small circle of colleagues. She had a sleepless night and queasy morning. And then, on Nov. 16, she started the revolt.

Like many university administrators, Ms. Gerken had tried for years to get U.S. News & World Report to rethink its law-school rankings. The problem for Ms. Gerken wasn’t Yale Law’s score—it had been No. 1 for more than 30 years straight. She worried about the broader effect on schools and their priorities.