Report: USNWR folding in December

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Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby wiseowl » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:35 pm

NY Post's media reporter says internal memos show USNWR is done next month.

They will have "digital" content and 8 newstand only issues - my guess is those are the various rankings guides

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby nealric » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:36 pm

Yeah, I think they will just do rankings and the like.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby albusdumbledore » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:41 pm

It really is amazing that a soon to be defunct news journal holds this much sway in the process.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby savagedm » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:22 pm

I hope so.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Wait, they do news? gasp

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:46 pm

wiseowl wrote:NY Post's media reporter says internal memos show USNWR is done next month.

They will have "digital" content and 8 newstand only issues - my guess is those are the various rankings guides

IS THIS THE END OF THE T14?!?!?!?!?!!?

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By end of T14, do you mean THAT ALL OF THE T14 SCHOOLS WILL SHUT DOWN?!?!?!?!?!?

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby DiscoveryDeadline » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:54 pm

I would LOVE if the rankings went away.

Then everyone can stop this ridiculousness of trying to differentiate between NYU and Chicago or Duke and Michigan as if the differences were cut-and-dry and objectively measurable. It has gotten out of hand.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:29 pm

DiscoveryDeadline wrote:I would LOVE if the rankings went away.

Then everyone can stop this ridiculousness of trying to differentiate between NYU and Chicago or Duke and Michigan as if the differences were cut-and-dry and objectively measurable. It has gotten out of hand.


Meh, then people will just squabble over a .0XX% difference in NLJ250 placement. It will never end.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:10 pm

....Does this mean law school admissions won't be a numbers game anymore? Will they actually care about more than LSAT+GPA?

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby omninode » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:18 pm

If US News rankings go away, something else will replace them. Too many people have too much invested in the rankings to let them disappear.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby dood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:45 pm

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Bankhead » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:42 pm

USNWR isn't folding, they are just streamlining to include only the thing that makes them profitable. The rankings won't die so long as we believe in them. It's sort of like Freddy Kreuger, in that regard.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby starrydreamz3 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:45 pm

Bankhead wrote:USNWR isn't folding, they are just streamlining to include only the thing that makes them profitable. The rankings won't die so long as we believe in them. It's sort of like Freddy Kreuger, in that regard.


Winner.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:55 pm

There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby omninode » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:55 pm

vanwinkle wrote:There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

Exactly. Let's hope so. Without rankings, we might have to actually do some research before we decide where we want to spend 3 years of our lives.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Fast_Fingers » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:56 am

vanwinkle wrote:There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby im_blue » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:10 am

On the contrary, they're shifting focus to the rankings guides.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/06/busin ... 06mag.html

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:57 pm

Fast_Fingers wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

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I just laughed SO EFFING HARD in the middle of the library. Thanks man. HAHAHAHA

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby savagedm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:33 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:
Fast_Fingers wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

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I just laughed SO EFFING HARD in the middle of the library. Thanks man. HAHAHAHA


Me too.. but in my house. DePaul has a library Cass?

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:35 pm

savagedm wrote:
chicagolaw2013 wrote:
Fast_Fingers wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:There will always be a rankings, and it will always generally resemble the system the USNWR currently uses.

--LinkRemoved--


I just laughed SO EFFING HARD in the middle of the library. Thanks man. HAHAHAHA


Me too.. but in my house. DePaul has a library Cass?


BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh Savs...shut your face.

EDIT: And thanks for the TMI about that whole situation we just discussed. LOL.
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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby Ragged » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:36 pm

I sure hope rankings don't go away. Where else am I gonna get such an easy esteem boost?

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby GettingReady2010 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:44 pm

So is USNWR not going to publish new rankings next April?

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby savagedm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:44 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh Savs...shut your face.

EDIT: And thanks for the TMI about that whole situation we just discussed. LOL.


You are quite welcome and no, I wont shut my face. I have mah rights!

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:47 pm

savagedm wrote:
chicagolaw2013 wrote:BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh Savs...shut your face.

EDIT: And thanks for the TMI about that whole situation we just discussed. LOL.


You are quite welcome and no, I wont shut my face. I have mah rights!


Wait, you do? Something truly is wrong with our legal system if this is true. :lol:

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Re: Report: USNWR folding in December

Postby savagedm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:59 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:
savagedm wrote:
chicagolaw2013 wrote:BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh Savs...shut your face.

EDIT: And thanks for the TMI about that whole situation we just discussed. LOL.


You are quite welcome and no, I wont shut my face. I have mah rights!


Wait, you do? Something truly is wrong with our legal system if this is true. :lol:


Yeah, I seem to remember some shit happening in 1920 that was just BAD news and has ruined literally EVERYTHING since.




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