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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March 24, 2009
The Institute of International Education on Monday released a paper on promoting study abroad in science and technology fields, the latest of a series of papers on study abroad capacity and participation.
March 24, 2009
Hockey is to Minnesota as football is to Alabama and basketball to North Carolina -- and not easily trifled with. But these are troubled economic times, bad enough to force the University of Minnesota-Crookston to discontinue its Division II men's hockey program, the university announced Monday. Campus officials said the state's financial situation and the challenges of fielding a Division II program in a region where few others exist had made continuing the team impossible.
March 24, 2009
The University of Winnipeg, carrying out the results of a student vote, will ban bottled water from the campus. Winnipeg is the first Canadian university to take the step. Washington University in St. Louis kicked off the movement in the United States, and campus activists are trying to spread the idea, which focuses on energy and materials wasted in the production and distribution of bottled water.
March 23, 2009
For weeks now, the Senate (at the bidding of a few senators) has been delaying the confirmations of John Holdren to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Jane Lubchenco to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The delays have infuriated scientists because Holdren and Lubchenco are highly respected researchers whose nominations have been widely applauded.
March 23, 2009
Eleven students at Michigan State University have returned from a spring break trip to Guatemala during which their bus was seized and they were forced off and tied up, then robbed at gunpoint, The Detroit Free Press reported. The students were on a program in which they were performing volunteer work in Guatemala.
March 23, 2009
Under the new GI Bill, which covers veterans' tuition up to the most expensive resident rate at a public college in the state, private colleges have the option of entering into a matching program with the federal government to cover the balance. How many colleges will participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and to what extent, has been an open question as many institutions await final regulations.
March 23, 2009
The board of the College of DuPage last week adopted a series of policies that effectively give the board more explicit authority over daily management of the college -- including many matters that professors say should primarily be handled by the faculty and the administration. The dispute has been going on for months and focused on a revision of the college's policy handbook.
March 23, 2009
One of the longest serving presidents in higher education, Benjamin F. Payton of Tuskegee University, has announced plans to retire. During Payton's tenure, Tuskegee broadened its educational offerings (and changed its name from Tuskegee Institute to Tuskegee University to reflect that shift). Tuskegee has a prominent role in the history of black higher education and a tradition of long-serving presidents, starting with Booker T. Washington.
March 23, 2009
Two institutions in Moorhead, Minnesota -- Concordia College and Minnesota State University at Moorhead -- are calling off most classes today so students and others may help prepare sandbags to deal with serious local flooding.
March 23, 2009
The British government has backed off from a push for people outside the University of Cambridge to hold a majority of the seats on the institution's governing board, The Guardian reported. However, the university has agreed to provide more information about how it uses the government funds it receives.

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