There's a new kid on the block when it comes to college rankings -- The Washington Monthly. U.S. News has had the field for years but the new Washignton Monthly list attempts to rank schools on a social-justice and service-to-the-country basis. Williams, the perennial No. 1 in the U.S. News ranks among small, private, liberal-arts colleges, doesn't fare so well. Washington Monthly's editors acknowledge it is the first year of their effort and they want to fine tune it. But Washington Monthly can be commended for encouraging some deeper thinking about the role of "the academy" in promoting ethnic diversity and a more class-less society.