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Even before its launch, U-CAN has generated considerable national attention.  Here is a list of stories, with links, that have mentioned or featured the project.  The list is updated regularly.

Philadelphia Inquirer (October 4, 2007)
Rethinking college rankings(opinion piece)

Tampa Bay Business Journal (October 3, 2007)  
Eckerd College joins new college ranking system

Carlisle Sentinel (October 1, 2007)
Private colleges offer data (October 1, 2007)
Four Private Colleges Join Web-Based List

Burlington Free Press (September 30, 2007)
Four Vermont colleges join consumer information network

Allentown Morning Call (September 30, 2007)
U-CAN helps students and their parents choose the 'right' college or university (editorial)

San Antonio Express-News (September 29, 2007)
Comment: College comparison is now made easy

Baltimore Business Journal (September 28, 2007)
Shop for Maryland colleges online (subscription required)

Newport News Daily Press (September 28, 2007)
Online service quickly compares private colleges

Chicago Tribune (September 27, 2007)
Private colleges get a bit of a boost

Seattle Post Intelligencer (September 27, 2007)
New web site makes picking college easier

Cedar Rapids Gazette (September 27, 2007)
National Web site offers admissions info for 600 colleges (no web link available)

Greenville News (September 27, 2007)
College comparison Web site unveiled

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice (September 27, 2007)
New web site brings private colleges to the public

Columbia Daily Tribune (September 27, 2007)
Colleges launch site to rival U.S. News school rankings

Albany Times Union (September 27, 2007)
Colleges unveil own database

Northwest Indiana Times (September 27, 2007)  
U-CAN look it up

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (September 27, 2007)  
Local schools on new online database

Allentown Morning Call (September 27, 2007) 
College profile Web site unveiled

Asbury Park Press (September 27, 2007)
Need to pick a college? New Web sites can help

Watertown Daily News (September 27, 2007)
Two schools like new college-guide index (payment required)

Chambersburg Public Opinion (September 27, 2007)
Wilson joins effort to make comparisons of colleges easier

BusinessWeek (September 26, 2007)
A new tool for the college bound 

Inside Higher Ed (September 26, 2007) 
Accountability and the Applicant

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 26, 2007)
Information, Please: As One Consumer Database Debuts, Higher-Education Leaders Ponder Another 

USA Today (September 25, 2007)
Need to pick a college? New websites can help 

St. Paul Pioneer Press (September 25, 2007) 
New web site to smooth college quest

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 25, 2007)
College Comparison Web Site Debuts 

Black & White, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Md. (September 18, 2007)
Withdraw from Controversial College Rankings (opinion piece)

Education Week (September 10, 2007)
Colleges Build Web Sites to Enable Campus Comparisons, Sans Ranks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 9, 2007)
College Rankings: Is it rank, or a rank?

Minneapolis Star Tribune (September 5, 2007)
Colleges are changing the rankings game (editorial)

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 4, 2007)
The 'U.S. News' Rankings Roll On

San Antonio Express-News (August 31, 2007)
Compare college rankings to reality (opinion piece)

Kerrville, TX, Daily Times (August 21, 2007)
Schreiner University makes U.S. News list

Cleveland Plain Dealer (August 21, 2007)
College ranks and college angst (opinion piece)

San Antonio Express-News (August 20, 2007) 
Use college rankings with a grain of salt (editorial)

The DePauw (August 20, 2007)
DePauw U. protests news mag's ranking methods

Carlisle Sentinel (August 19, 2007)
Dickinson president serves on panel challenging college rankings

Time Magazine (August 18, 2007)
Much Ado About College Rankings

Baltimore Examiner (August 18, 2007)
College presidents developing alternative to U.S. News rankings

Greenville News (August 17, 2007)
Clemson, Furman move up in magazine rankings

Washington Post (August 17, 2007) 
U.S. News's College Rankings Face Competition and Criticism

Omaha World-Herald (August 17, 2007)
Colleges promote alternative to ranking

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Star-Tribune (August 17, 2007)
Colleges increasingly avoiding 'Best' label

San Antonio Express-News (August 17, 2007)
Colleges call 'elitist' list distorting; magazine defends it as useful tool

York, Neb., News-Times (August 16, 2007)
Better information for a better college choice (opinion piece)

St. Petersburg, Fla., Times (August 6, 2007)
Do your homework on college rankings (editorial)

Waterbury, Conn., Republican-American (August 3, 2007)
College Dropouts

Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader
(July 25, 2007)
College guide: Useful or irrelevant? 

The Chronicle, Duke University (July 25, 2007)
Ranking the Rankings

Macon, Ga., Telegraph
(July 23, 2007)
Wesleyan boycotts college rankings

Bloomberg News
(July 23, 2007)
"Williams, Amherst Won't Fight System"

Indianapolis Business Journal
(July 21, 2007)
"Some Indiana Colleges Revolt Against Survey"

Christian Science Monitor
(July 19, 2007)
"A better way to rank America's colleges"

Columbus Dispatch (July 14, 2007)
"Magazine's college rankings done poorly" 

Lynchburg, Va., News & Advance (July 10, 2007)
"Sweet Briar boycotting U.S. News and World Report rankings" 

Burlington, Vt., Free Press (July 10, 2007) 
"College rankings rile some schools"  
[Web link inactive] 

Richmond Times-Dispatch (July 7, 2007)   
"Colleges question U.S. News rankings"  

New York Times (July 4, 2007)
"Colleges Join Forces on a Web Presence to Let Prospective Students Research and Compare" 

Cincinnati Enquirer (July 2, 2007)
"Ranking the college rankings" (editorial)

Spartanburg, S.C., Herald Journal (July 1, 2007)
"Converse, Wofford balk at taking part in U.S. News survey"

Chronicle of Higher Education
(June 26, 2007)
"Private-Colleges Group Proposes Template to Foster Comparisons of Members"

Inside Higher Ed
(June 26, 2007)
"Campus Accountability Proposals Evolve"

Philadelphia Inquirer
(June 24, 2007)
"U.S. News' College Rankings Overrated" (editorial)

U.S. News & World Report (June 22, 2007)
"About the Annapolis Group's Statement" (column)

Cleveland Plain Dealer (June 21, 2007)
"Liberal arts schools protest U.S. News survey"

Time (June 20, 2007)
"A Better Way to Rank Colleges?"

CNN (June 20, 2007)
"Many American colleges balk at U.S. News rankings"

USA Today (June 20, 2007)
"Some colleges may opt out of rankings"

Inside Higher Ed (June 20, 2007)
More Momentum Against ‘U.S. News'

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 20, 2007)
Annapolis Group Challenges 'U.S. News' Rankings

Allentown, Pa., Morning Call (June 20, 2007)
3 local colleges join others in bucking U.S. News rankings

New York Times (June 20, 2007)
"Some Colleges To Drop Out Of Rankings By Magazine"

Bloomberg News (June 19, 2007)
"More Colleges Plan to Snub Annual U.S. News Ranking"