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The Republican Party Badly Needs to Clean Its House (Godwin's Law Violation If-You-Really-Don't-Want-War-with-Poland-than-Simply-Don't-Attack-Poland-Edition)

Value Added by Universities

You want to know where donations would do the most good--what institutions of higher education are doing the most and would do the most with marginal dollars? I think the Washington Monthly has it about right:

Washington Monthly: Below are the Washington Monthly's 2009 national university college rankings. We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)...

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