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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October 19, 2009
A gesture from the new leader of a South African university is sparking a new debate over an ugly incident. Jonathan Jansen, the new rector of the University of the Free State, is the first black leader of the institution, which is in an Afrikaner dominated area.
October 19, 2009
Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday announced that the government will develop plans for an endowment to be used to supplement the salaries of top academics, many of whom in recent years have left Israel for the United States, Haaretz reported. He said that the goal was both to prevent further losses and to lure back to Israel some who have already left.
October 16, 2009
A Harvard University student group has rescinded an invitation to Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, to speak at a forum this weekend on immigration, The Boston Globe reported. Minuteman is a staunch opponent of immigration and sends patrols to the Mexican border to try to block people from coming to the United States. A previous appearance by Gilchrist at Harvard led to protests.
October 16, 2009
The University of California is shelving, but may return to, a controversial idea of differential tuition rates based on major, the Los Angeles Times reported. The plan would have imposed an additional $900 annual fee on those studying engineering or business. Many faculty members objected, saying that students would be discouraged from enrolling in those programs, even if assured that the extra funds will help the programs.
October 16, 2009
Wheeling Jesuit University has refused the request of a group that represents survivors of victims of sexual abuse by clergy to investigate one of its board members, the Associated Press reported. The Rev. Thomas Gleeson, the board member, was accused in a lawsuit in the 1990s of being among priests at the Jesuit School of Theology, in California, who sexually harassed a seminarian. The suit was settled out of court with no admission of wrongdoing.
October 16, 2009
A freshman at the University of New Hampshire has set off a debate there over the American flag. The student was ordered to remove one he was flying outside his dormitory window, Foster's Daily Democrat reported. The university says its ban is not on the flag, but on flying or hanging anything out of windows -- a rule needed for safety reasons. The student says there should be an exception for the flag.
October 16, 2009
Students at the University of Western Ontario are expressing anger and concern about the arrest of a student Wednesday, based on a YouTube video of the arrest that appears to show officers kneeing and punching the student, CBC News reported.
October 16, 2009
Weeks after the well-respected head of Colorado's Department of Higher Education quit in a spat with Gov. Bill Ritter, the governor on Thursday selected a cabinet member with little higher education experience to fill the job. Rico Munn, who heads the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies, will serve as the state's top higher education official, replacing David Skaggs, a former Congressman who was in the job for two and a half years before leaving in an apparent personnel dispute with the governor.
October 16, 2009
Russian authorities have arrested a historian who was conducting research on the Germans sent to Arctic gulag camps during World War II, The Guardian reported. Many historians view the arrest as the latest sign of a Russian clampdown on scholars who work on the Stalinist era.
October 16, 2009
Clayton Alred, vice president for instruction at Odessa College, in Texas, has been appointed president of Eastern New Mexico University's Ruidoso campus.Jeb Egbert, vice president for academic affairs at Argosy University and president of the Orange County campus, has been chosen as provost and chief academic officer of West Coast University, also in California. David R.

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