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 10, 2009
Female college students may be drinking excessively based on a false assumption. A study published in this month's Psychology of Addictive Behaviors finds that many female students drink on the assumption that male students will find them more attractive. But scholars who polled male and female students found that, in a variety of situations, the women overestimate how much the men want them to drink -- generally by one and one half drinks.
March 10, 2009
States need to take specific steps during the recession to assure access to higher education, says a statement released Tuesday by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
March 10, 2009
Citing financial difficulties, Quinnipiac University, in Connecticut, will eliminate its men’s golf, men’s outdoor track and women’s volleyball teams at the end of the academic year.
March 10, 2009
Florida and Connecticut officials are investigating the closure of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, a nationwide for-profit education chain, The Palm Beach Post reported. School officials blamed the closure on the tightening private loan market for students, but state officials are wondering whether students were admitted (and required to pay tuition bills) at a point when the school was already planning to shut down.
March 10, 2009
Robert Gallucci, dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, has been named as the next president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The foundation is best known for its fellows program (commonly called the "genius awards," although the foundation doesn't promote that phrase).
March 10, 2009
In education-specific speech today, President Obama will expand on calls to improve "poor" college completion rates.
March 9, 2009
A vehicle owned by a University of California at Los Angeles researcher was firebombed on Saturday, and underground animal rights groups have taken responsibility for the attack. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block condemned the attack, part of a series against the university's researchers.
March 9, 2009
The Education Department is reporting significant gains in applications for federal financial aid and in volume in direct lending. Both gains have been expected, but data reported to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provide some details on the trends.
March 9, 2009
NCAA finds tutors helped 61 athletes cheat in courses, but university balks at punishment -- including giving up wins in football that could cost coach shot at record.
March 9, 2009
Focusing on the small stuff, too, U.S. agency alters its Web presence to help students navigate financial aid process.

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