Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives in Bethesda, Md.

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March 21, 2005
After a week of lobbying failed to win over skeptical lawmakers, the University of Maine System on Friday postponed a plan to fold the University of Maine at Augusta into the University of Southern Maine. In exchange, the merger's leading opponents in the legislature said they would let the system carry out the rest of its strategic plan.
March 18, 2005
House and Senate budget resolutions set differing directions, promising a showdown that could affect education programs.
March 18, 2005
A study finds that alcohol contributed to the deaths of 1,700 college students in 2001.
March 18, 2005
A Congressional hearing suggests an easing of visa problems but a looming crisis in U.S. competitiveness.
March 18, 2005
The American College Health Association recommended Thursday that colleges vaccinate all freshmen living in dormitories for meningococcal meningitis, following a similar recommendation last month by a panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 17, 2005
A study in Iowa suggests that low-income students take less financial aid than they need. Wealthier students, though, take more.
March 17, 2005
Brown's coach discourages wrestlers from joining a fraternity, drawing cries of discrimination.
March 17, 2005
Columbia prizes honor works on antebellum Virginia, race and the Supreme Court, and Southern intellectualism.
March 16, 2005
The student body now elects the editor of The Daily Texan. A pending change troubles some selected in the past.
March 15, 2005
Two-thirds of teams in NCAA men's basketball tourney graduate fewer than 50% of their players, Knight Commission finds.


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