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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March 24, 2005
Makers of video games often boast about their authenticity, and EA Sports, which makes several best-selling games, is no different. Its three-year-old college basketball game, NCAA March Madness, features university fight songs, the ability to replay classic college matchups from the past, and players who look and play like real college players (though NCAA amateurism rules bar commercial use of players' names). The (mostly) young people who play the game "coach" their favorite National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I team through a season or longer.
March 22, 2005
Students' weeklong protest over fair wages for janitors heads threatens to escalate Tuesday.
March 22, 2005
2 studies from the NSF offer a detailed portrait of graduate enrollments in the sciences and how colleges fared in federal spending on science and engineering.
March 21, 2005
U. of California, which helped prompt changes to the SAT, now questions dependence on PSAT in awarding National Merit Scholarships.
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 17, 2005
A study in Iowa suggests that low-income students take less financial aid than they need. Wealthier students, though, take more.


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