Mel Elfin, Who Built Up 'U.S. News' Rankings,' Dies

September 26, 2018

Mel Elfin, a Washington journalist who built up the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, died Saturday at the age of 89, The New York Times reported. Many college leaders -- as he built up the rankings in the 1980s -- criticized the project. While he made some changes, he did not waver in his push for the rankings.

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