Steinn Sigurðsson at Dynamics of Cats says that with tomorrow's release of the National Research Council's "Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs," the past will serve as the report's "prologue." Since its last rankings, published in 1995, the NRC has changed its scoring approach.

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