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(TaxProf)   After a math professor caught them cheating to get their #2 U.S. News ranking, Columbia will sit out this year's college rankings   (taxprof.typepad.com) divider line
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2022-07-01 7:18:10 PM  
12 votes:
"After a math professor caught them cheating to get their #2 U.S. News ranking, Columbia will sit out this year's college rankings "

Well, Columbia should sit. It must be tiring to hold up that torch all the time.
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2022-07-01 7:49:46 PM  
6 votes:

forteblast: When I started grad school, Michigan was #2 in nuclear engineering. The next year, we went up to #1. Almost immediately, the enrollment doubled.

Some people take this shiat seriously.

/still #1, last I checked.
//Glow Blue


I heard they also have a crazy teacher who wears dark glasses.
 
2022-07-01 8:43:02 PM  
6 votes:
About 1997 or so, the university that I worked for raised the quota for student accounts to 41MB.  You might think 'that's a rather arbitrary amount', but it was because some ranking of schools had the question of 'how much space do you give students for websites' and the last two options were '31-40MB' and 'more than 40MB'

Of course, there was also someone who might have been doing some sort of rankings as they made the mistake of emailing 'www[nospam-﹫-backwards]w­ww*g­wu*edu' with a bunch of questions.  I remember that I was pretty snarky about answering them, but for some reason one stuck in my memory:

Q: Do all of the rooms have Internet?
A: That is just sick.  I can only think of two people who would take a computer into the bathroom with them.

... but many years later, I was at work, and I found a third.  Someone had plugged their laptop into the outlet near the sink, and had stretched the cord under the bathroom stall door.  It was a horrible tripping hazard.  I mentioned it to one of the civil servants, and he replied 'he's back?  He usually uses the bathroom on the second floor'
 
2022-07-01 10:45:03 PM  
6 votes:

Billy Liar: Now I've lost all faith in the Columbia School of Broadcasting.


/CSB
 
2022-07-01 7:35:30 PM  
5 votes:
Give the cheater 30 days to out themself.  Then have the cheater do the honorable thing and commit public suicide.  If the cheater does not out themselves, revoke all diplomas from every person to EVER graduate from Columbia and ahut down the university permanently.  Have the government seize all the assets.  Burn the whole thing down to the ground and salt the earth.
 
2022-07-01 7:36:21 PM  
5 votes:
When I started grad school, Michigan was #2 in nuclear engineering. The next year, we went up to #1. Almost immediately, the enrollment doubled.

Some people take this shiat seriously.

/still #1, last I checked.
//Glow Blue
 
2022-07-01 7:54:46 PM  
4 votes:

I May Be Crazy But...: Your blog sucks.


Your Columbia journalism degree sucks, too.
 
2022-07-01 7:18:42 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sure it's still a nice school.
 
2022-07-02 9:27:32 AM  
2 votes:
That's it, that's the last straw, I'm cancelling my membership to their Record club
 
2022-07-01 7:17:04 PM  
1 vote:
US News rankings are fraud anyway.
 
2022-07-01 7:59:35 PM  
1 vote:
I think you mean ex-math professor.
 
2022-07-01 8:36:56 PM  
1 vote:
Now I've lost all faith in the Columbia School of Broadcasting.
 
2022-07-01 9:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
That place got taken over by the grade cartels years ago.
 
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