“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.)
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.