“We seem to be looking at the beginning of the decline of the great American public universities. ... It’s the first sign of a worrying trend,” he said.
-- Phil Baty, editor of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, on how America's highest-ranked public institutions have been losing ground in the ratings. This year's rankings came out today in Britain.
(The U ranks 42nd, up one since last year's 43rd place.)
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