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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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April 24, 2009
President censures economist after backing panel's finding that sloppy research practices amounted to misconduct. His backers say the response squelches faculty criticism.
April 24, 2009
University of Connecticut students are angry about an art exhibit in the main library and are pushing to have it moved. The Hartford Courant reported that students object to works created by Randall Nelson, a sculptor known for his work with dead birds.
April 24, 2009
Linda Bunnell announced Thursday that she is resigning on May 31 as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Her note to the campus did not reference recent controversies, but she has been involved in several conflicts with the institution's fund raising arm. In addition, she recently admitted to leaving the scene of an accident after she hit another car while driving a state vehicle.
April 24, 2009
The anonymous donor is back -- this time with $10 million for Michigan State University, most of which will be designated for financial aid.
April 24, 2009
The American Association of University Professors on Thursday reiterated its view that colleges must not bar controversial speakers from campus. Noting recent incidents in which colleges have rescinded invitations, the AAUP said that this was antithetical to academic freedom.
April 24, 2009
Brandeis University has been trying to calm the many supporters of the Rose Art Museum -- whose collection the university originally planned to sell -- that all was well while officials reconsidered the museum's future. A recent letter from the university said that the museum remained open and functioning. It turns out that those closest to the museum disagree. The Board of Overseers issued a statement Thursday noting that the collection now lacks a director or curator.
April 24, 2009
ITT Educational Services, a chain of for-profit colleges, has bought Daniel Webster College, a non-profit college in New Hampshire, The Nashua Telegraph reported. College officials said that the purchase would allow for investments that would improve programs. ITT said it would keep the college's curriculum and employees, and hoped to expand the institution.
April 24, 2009
The student editors at Cedarville University have decided not to publish their newspaper because of new rules requiring prior oversight and review by the institution's public relations office. Christianity Today broke the story Thursday, publishing a statement by the student editors saying in part: "Review by the public relations department undermines our ability to think critically and engage culture.
April 24, 2009
Two tribesmen from New Guinea have sued Jared Diamond for defamation, saying that an article he wrote for The New Yorker falsely states that they committed murder and other crimes, the Associated Press reported. The article was about traditions of vengeance. Diamond -- whose books are taught at many colleges -- is a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.
April 24, 2009
Graduation ceremonies at Xavier University of Louisiana -- the only historically black, Roman Catholic college -- will take place this year without New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes. That's because the archbishop has ruled out appearing as long as the university continues with its plans to have Donna Brazile as the main speaker (and honorary degree recipient), The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

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