Conference Session (day 2) Archive

Agreement on several fronts

At the end of the sessions on college rankings, Jeffrey Brenzel of Yale said that he, Robert Morse of U.S. News, and Richard Vedder of Ohio University, agreed on three points: that families need ...

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Couldn’t Yale take the lead in opting out of rankings?


In response to this question, Jeffrey Brenzel, the admissions director at Yale, explained that there has been a movement to boycott the reputation survey portion of the U.S. News and World ...

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Fighting a losing battle

Richard Vedder

Richard Vedder, a professor of economics at Ohio University, is developing a new ranking system for Forbes magazine. The Forbes ranking focuses more on student preferences and outcome ...

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College rankings are here to stay

Robert MorseRobert Morse, director of data research from U.S. News & World Report, said colleges have made the U.S. News ranking the power that it is. U.S. News doesn’t market it’s ratings or push its ...

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A ratings alternative

Jeff Brenzel

Jeffrey Brenzel, dean of admissions at Yale, says colleges are missing the point to simply criticize U.S. News for its college rankings. They do satisfy the raging public demand for information ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.