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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February 10, 2005
The university agrees to pay $500,000 and 3 scientists accept severe restrictions on their work.
February 10, 2005
Congress offered a first glimpse Wednesday at the new federal job training program for community colleges that President Bush unveiled more than a year ago. It came as members of a House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill to renew the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Officials of two-year colleges generally liked what they saw.
February 9, 2005
For much of the last year, community colleges and the Bush administration have, symbolically, been dancing cheek to cheek. Given what's in the Bush administration's 2006 budget proposal, they may spend the next few months fighting toe to toe.
February 8, 2005
President wants to eliminate many education programs -- and community colleges are particularly hard hit.
February 4, 2005
An annual report from Standard & Poor's anticipates continued budgetary pressure, partially offset by stronger revenues.
February 3, 2005
House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.
February 3, 2005
Yale's law school joins Harvard's in again barring armed services recruiters; Congress sends colleges a warning.
February 2, 2005
Publishers and a student advocacy group trade charges.
February 2, 2005
Regulating diploma mills is a little like herding cats. The institutions, which offer fraudulent degrees in exchange for cash and little or no academic work, crop up overnight and disappear nearly as fast, when consumer complaints rise or law enforcement officials catch the scent. State and federal lawmakers yearn to crack down on these "colleges," but because they're hard to define and hard to nail down, there's often little they can do.
February 1, 2005
A federal appeals court on Monday breathed new life into a long-running legal battle between two competing student loan companies. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a lower court jury's 2003 ruling siding with Sallie Mae in a lawsuit brought by College Loan Corporation.


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