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 26, 2009
Blackboard, the leading course management company, is today announcing an application for the iPhone -- a device that has quickly become popular with many students. The new system will allow iPhone users to interact with their Blackboard pages anyplace they carry their phones. In a statement, Michael L. Chasen, president and CEO of Blackboard, said the application would "help students more deeply engage in the educational experience by creating learning opportunities that are not bound by time or place.”
March 26, 2009
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is today naming 50 top early career scientists to receive special six-year appointments -- in a program on which the institute will spend $200 million -- to focus on bold, high-risk ideas without having to worry about applying for research support. The program is a response to widespread concerns that young scientists need to be so focused on grant applications that they opt for "safe" projects over those that could transform areas of study.
March 26, 2009
A new book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University, details the experience of Kevin Roose at Liberty University. Roose was an unlikely Liberty student because he was there on leave from Brown University to explore an institution with different values.
March 25, 2009
Yale University has filed a suit in federal court seeking affirmation that the university is the legitimate owner of "The Night Cafe," a Van Gogh masterpiece, the Associated Press reported.
March 25, 2009
The Patriot League – a eight-member Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association conference – has adopted a cost-efficiency plan to help save money during the current economic downturn. Among other changes, the conference will set limits on the number of individuals that can travel with a team, eliminate awards banquets at its championships, and begin using teleconferencing for meetings of its head coaches.
March 25, 2009
Ohio's Controlling Board, which oversees various spending projects authorized by the state, on Monday rejected plans by Miami University to purchase $167,000 worth of office chairs. The problem, The Columbus Dispatch reported, is that many of the chairs were priced at $522 each, when there are less expensive options available.
March 25, 2009
Federal appeals court's ruling highlights use (mainly by career-related institutions) of clauses requiring students to pursue complaints through arbitration instead of the legal system.
March 24, 2009
Two private colleges create or expand programs that lower tuition for students who are admitted to local state universities.
March 24, 2009
Tim Donovan, president of the Community College of Vermont, has been selected as chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges system.Gayle D. Insler, dean of the College of Arts and Science and acting provost at Adelphi University, in New York, has been appointed as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs there.Richard W.
March 24, 2009
Alexander McPherson has finally taken training on how to avoid and prevent sexual harassment. McPherson, a biologist at the University of California at Irvine, had refused to take the training, which is required by state law for all state employees with supervisory responsibilities.

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