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    The news that Columbia University filed fraudulent data to rise in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings has again raised the question of what these rankings mean. Does anyone imagine that as Columbia “plunged” from No. 2 to No. 18 (as its ranking was reassessed by U.S. News on its own estimated data) that the Columbia students sitting in their classrooms in Upper Manhattan felt the quality of their education slipping away?

      OPINION: "We ask that our community once again become highly informed, choose wisely, and support continued excellence in our next governing board. We have done our due diligence and ask that you thoughtfully consider our endorsements," write former Catalina Foothills School District Governing Board Members Mary Lou Richerson and Sherri Silverberg.

        OPINION: "But there is something else going on here besides a prime minister singing Queen while honoring a queen’s life. And it has a lot to do with what sort of behavior is acceptable for anyone, prime minister or not, while in mourning. Especially when grieving the loss of someone of a very advanced age," writes Oro Valley resident Mary Stanik. 

        The news that Columbia University filed fraudulent data to rise in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings has again raised the question of what these rankings mean. Does anyone imagine that as Columbia “plunged” from No. 2 to No. 18 (as its ranking was reassessed by U.S. News on its own estimated data) that the Columbia students sitting in their classrooms in Upper Manhattan felt the quality of their education slipping away?

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        Well you made a bad paper worse and raised the price again, I prefer to spend my money on quality products. BYE.

        It is depressingly symbolic of our times that an intellectually stimulating amusement such as Cryptoquip suddenly vanishes from our paper while, yet another astrology column emerges. I’m sure there are budgetary concerns involved or even market research, but whose brilliant idea was it to sp…

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