xzvf writes "A disgruntled Clemson University staffer shows how US News and World Report college rankings are manipulated. Techniques include bad-mouthing other schools, filling out applications from highly qualified students that never intended to apply, and lying about class size and professor salaries."
The school, naturally, denies that anything unethical went on. The New York Times has a more detailed article
, which links to this first-person account
of the presentation.