High Water Marks (and League Tables)
You will have heard of the troubles along the banks of the Mississippi River, as the midwest and south experiences its worst flooding in decades.
The UEA American Studies blog 'Containing Multitudes' has a post, 'News: High Water Everywhere', bringing together many of the best reports on choices facing the U.S. authorities - and those who have to live with the results.
Closer to home, the Guardian newspaper has published its annual university league tables. Its method appears to concentrate on the undergraduate experience: their measure of American Studies departments is now online.