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 14, 2009
Rhode Island authorities have charged John Dawson, who was fired as associate dean of continuing studies at Roger Williams University, with stalking faculty members, in connection with letters and postcards he sent them, The Providence Journal reported.
March 13, 2009
The chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has asked the university's trustees to keep tuition flat for the 2009-10 academic year, citing the financial situation of students and families. Chancellor Dave Gearhart said the proposal, which would represent the first year of no tuition increase in 24 years, is contingent on state legislators supporting the governor's proposal to partially restore a $5 million budget cut imposed this year.
March 13, 2009
The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a football player who died during a 2005 preseason workout, the Associated Press reports. The settlement, in which the university and a group of officials admitted no wrongdoing, ends a legal battle over the death of Aaron O'Neal, 19, who collapsed during a voluntary workout in July 2005.
March 13, 2009
In first Congressional appearance, Duncan faces relatively little criticism of president's ambitious college proposals -- even on plan to end lender-based loan program.
March 12, 2009
The Education Department's plan to carry out state-by-state auctions among lenders for the right to originate federal student loans for parents got a little dicier Thursday, as the country's biggest lender announced that it would not participate in the auctions.
March 12, 2009
The 2009 federal spending bill that President Obama signed Wednesday reverses a 2007 change that led to sharp increases in costs for students who use prescription birth control. The change, which was made in 2005 deficit reduction legislation but took effect in 2007, eliminated an incentive for drug companies to offer discounted prescriptions to college clinics and other health care providers through the Medicare program, causing students to pay hundreds of dollars more a year.
March 12, 2009
Southeastern University in Washington has been told that it will lose its regional accreditation in August, and the small private institution in the nation's capital is exploring a possible merger to survive, the university announced this week.
March 12, 2009
The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, wants to largely eliminate small classes -- those with fewer than 10 students -- for undergraduates. They are too expensive to run, officials said, when the Ontario institution needs to limit spending. So the provost has announced a new way to discourage professors from offering these courses: They will no longer be counted in the teaching load of faculty members.
March 12, 2009
Suspicious that its reuse program wasn't effective, Southern Polytechnic audited its campus trash. The findings weren't pretty.

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