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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June 14, 2018
The University of Chicago announced Thursday morning that it was dropping the requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Hundreds of colleges -- including elite liberal arts colleges -- have stopped requiring the SAT or ACT. But Chicago's move is the first by one of the very top research universities in the country. And the move is striking coming from an institution, known for its academic rigor, that has had no difficulty attracting top applicants.
June 14, 2018
The University of Chicago announced Thursday morning that it was dropping the requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Hundreds of colleges -- including elite liberal arts colleges -- have stopped requiring the SAT or ACT. But Chicago's move is the first by one of the very top research universities in the country. And the move is striking coming from an institution, known for its academic rigor, that has had no difficulty attracting top applicants.
June 14, 2018
Civitas Learning, whose predictive analytics platform aims to help colleges monitor and improve their students' success, has agreed to purchase the mobile engagement platform ClearScholar, the companies announced. Terms of the deal were not announced.
June 14, 2018
American University's Washington College of Law will work with 2U to offer a new online master's degree in legal studies, they announced Wednesday. Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
June 14, 2018
Brett Fairbairn, professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, has been chosen as president and vice chancellor of Thompson Rivers University, in British Columbia.
June 14, 2018
Foreign-born students have additional challenges at academic institutions. In today's Academic Minute, Goodwin College's Lisa Wisniewski discusses the Polish immigrant communities in the Northeast.
June 14, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Lisa Wisniewski, assistant professor of sociology at Goodwin College, discusses the challenges foreign-born students can face at academic institutions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 13, 2018
A program's price is a major factor -- but not the deciding one -- as online students decide where to enroll, survey finds. Report also explores program mix, demographics, use of mobile.
June 13, 2018
Forbes Media announced last week that it would begin offering dozens of self-paced online courses for aspiring professionals, through the platform created by Bridgepoint Education's decision last spring to spin off its two universities in
June 13, 2018
The Indian government has for the first time given approval to highly ranked universities in the country to offer fully online academic programs starting in the coming academic year, Times Higher Education reported.

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