Washington Monthly is doing something interesting. They are ranking colleges by how much good they do for the world.
Of course, CC's alma mater St. Andrews was nowhere near the top of that one, either, though, for what it's worth, they are doing a neat thing on the Black Mountain poets in October. I would go, except I expect that would lead to lengthy exposure to hippies. As y'all know, I'm allergic.
Anyway, I haven't read enough about the Washington Monthly's project to completely endorse what they've done, but they are smart folks over there and it's worth taking a look at. They seem to have taken a thoughtful approach and I look forward to my paper copy arriving.