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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January 19, 2010
At time of financial peril in higher education, USA Today data show level of institutional financing for athletics programs is large and growing.
January 19, 2010
Education fund raisers are projecting a 3.7 percent increase in giving during 2010, according to a survey being released today by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE is expecting final figures for 2009 to show a slight decline in giving. If the projection is correct, it would still be a smaller increase than was the norm before the economic downturn hit, but would still be welcomed by many colleges in comparison to 2009's performance.
January 19, 2010
Students, alumni and supporters of Mississippi's three public historically black universities marked Martin Luther King Day by marching in Jackson to protest Gov. Haley Barbour's plan to merge two of the institutions, Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State Universities, into Jackson State University, WJTV reported.
January 18, 2010
Four freshmen at the Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire that broke out in an Alabama motel Saturday night, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported. University officials are reaching out to those who knew the students and are offering counseling. Two of the victims were cousins.
January 18, 2010
Colorado legislators are proposing that limits be set on payments that have allowed Native American students to attend Fort Lewis College tuition-free, the Associated Press reported. The tuition waiver arises out of a 1911 treaty in which tribes agreed to give up land in return for a series of pledges, including one that the state create a college that Native American students could attend without paying.
January 18, 2010
The University of Hawaii and its faculty union have reached an agreement that will cut salaries now but eventually provide raises, The Honolulu Advertiser reported. The university and the union agreed to keep the terms confidential so there is no official word on the provisions, but the Advertiser reported that it includes a 6.7 percent pay cut, which would be restored over the term of the contract, followed by raises.
January 18, 2010
Editors of The Observer, the student newspaper at the University of Notre Dame, have issued an apology for publishing a cartoon that based its humor on gay bashing.
January 18, 2010
The Middle East Studies Association has become the latest scholarly organization to face criticism for plans to hold a meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, in San Diego, which is the subject of a boycott by some gay rights and labor groups, angry over the owner's large contributions to the fight against gay marriage. The association issued a statement indicating that it was not moving its meeting.
January 18, 2010
St. John's College in New Mexico, ever proud of its emphasis on the classics, printed a T-shirt last year that in Attic Greek (theoretically) said: "If you can read this, you're overeducated." As The Santa Fe Reporter detailed, however, someone at St. John's needs some help with Greek. The accents were wrong, so the phrase doesn't read as intended, as the college discovered when someone sent a T-shirt to Thomas G. Palaima, a professor of classics at the University of Texas at Austin.
January 18, 2010
Technology institute agrees to governance chances to resolve lawsuit brought by state attorney general; board chairman keeps job.

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