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, USA Today, the Nieman Foundation Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. 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 with his wife, Sandy, and their two children in Bethesda, Md.

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November 12, 2007
House Democrats introduce Higher Education Act bill that would shame institutions that raise prices sharply; 747-page measure would increase federal role in other ways, too.
November 7, 2007
A quarter of invited colleges -- including a few with below average results -- let USA Today publish their "student engagement" results in a national database. Where were the others?
November 5, 2007
Federal appeals panel orders Pitt to pay $2.2 million in Social Security taxes, deeming professors' tenure to be just another right based on past service to university.
November 2, 2007
Congressional compromise would lift maximum grant by $125 more than $490 rise approved in budget act; NIH would receive $30 billion. Bush veto likely.
November 2, 2007
Hearing on rising tuitions, normally a scary topic for higher ed officials, treads gently and focuses on proposal to ensure better state funding of public colleges.
November 2, 2007
Patrick Callan explores why colleges fail to address their rising costs -- and the risks they face if they continue to do so.
November 1, 2007
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings continues to try to counter the twin perceptions of her Education Department as lax on enforcement on the one hand and inappropriately meddling in the affairs of colleges on the other.
October 31, 2007
19 university systems join new effort to improve college-going and graduation rates of low-income and minority students -- vowing to halve existing disparities within 8 years.
October 30, 2007
State agency's plan to save borrowers money by paying half of default fee and requiring lenders to pick up the rest is quashed by U.S. Education Department.
October 30, 2007
1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."

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