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'Wall Street Journal' ranking puts Ohio low on list; laundry on campus will be less of a hassle

Here’s what you need to know for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016:

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Good Morning,

The Wall Street Journal was not particularly nice to Ohio University in its inaugural ranking of U.S. colleges released Tuesday.

OU ended up in a four-way tie for 492nd in the rankings. That’s 171 spots behind Miami (ranked 321) and 422 spots behind Ohio State (ranked 71).

The rankings are based on a mix of data from the U.S. government and surveys from Times Higher Education.

The methodology is somewhat convoluted, but essentially OU ranked so low because it scored poorly on three of the four metrics used in the ranking: outcomes (things like graduation rate and graduate salaries), resources (dollars spent per student, faculty per student), and environment (things like diversity and inclusion).

The bright spot? OU scored a 9/10 on “right choice,” or whether students would choose to go to OU again if given the choice.

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High of 68 degrees, cloudy and a 50 percent chance of showers. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

None to report, but here's some analysis of OU's soccer team. (The Post)

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The Senate rejected a veto from President Obama for the first time in his eight-year term over a bill allowing U.S. citizens to sue Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks. (Reuters)

It’s National Coffee Day. (USA Today)

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