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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September 5, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Janice Stapley, associate professor of psychology at Monmouth University, looks at safety for female Division I athletes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 5, 2018
Campus Compact and panOpen are collaborating to build a collection of freely accessible, openly licensed digital courses and curricular material to drive student learning about democracy. The Democracy Learning Channel, as the collection of materials will be called, will be part of panOpen's open educational resources platform. The effort is part of the "Education for Democracy" initiative at Campus Compact, a coalition of more than 1,000 colleges focused on civic and community engagement.
September 4, 2018
Kids love playing in the dirt, but can it be harmful? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight, Columbia University's Franziska Landes warns that danger can be just below their feet.
September 4, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Franziska Landes, graduate student in earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, warns that danger can be just below kids' feet as they play in the dirt. And if you missed Monday's Academic Minute, on water purification, check it out here.
September 3, 2018
We need to purify water, but can we do it better? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Carsten Prasse explains some unwanted chemicals may be a byproduct of purification.
August 31, 2018
Some cities are better than others at being green. In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Siddharth Vedula examines why this is.
August 31, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Siddharth Vedula, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Babson, examines why some cities are better than others at being green. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 30, 2018
Karen Cox, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Children’s Mercy-Kansas City, in Missouri, has been appointed president of Chamberlain University, in Chicago.
August 30, 2018
Every fall some number of college football teams get on the field with bigger, faster teams representing wealthier sports programs, and the results are usually not pretty -- on the scoreboard and, sometimes, in the training room where injured players get treated after the beatings.
August 30, 2018
What can patent data tell us? In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Davit Khachatryan explores how entrepreneurs can find some encouragement in the data.

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December 10, 2008
Regional association cites Alabama A&M and Webber International for financial shortcomings, lifts sanction against Texas Tech, and says Virginia Commonwealth has responded adequately to scandal.
July 12, 2007
At financial aid directors' meeting, sessions explore best practices on student financial literacy and assess 2 new federal aid programs.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?
April 2, 2007
Some institutions accept N.Y. attorney general's settlement offer to change student loan practices and repay disputed funds.
March 9, 2007
A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.
February 1, 2007
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would raise the value of the maximum Pell Grant for the first time since 2002 and increase spending for several key academic research programs. Dozens of Republicans joined all but two Democrats in voting for House Joint Resolution 20, which would finance the operations of much of the federal government through the rest of the 2007 fiscal year, which began in October.
January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.

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