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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June 4, 2009
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has cut off the access its lobbying branch had to the student information database, The News-Gazette reported. A university spokesman said that there was no reason for those who lobby for the university to have immediate access to student records.
June 4, 2009
The Georgia Board of Regents has increased the cap on the use of lecturers at public colleges from 10 to 20 percent of a public college or university's faculty, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Lecturers do not have tenure or research responsibilities, and so tend to teach more courses each semester than do professors. Board officials said that they raised the cap to allow colleges to make more hires, despite tough budget times, in high-demand areas.
June 4, 2009
An advocacy group for public higher education in Massachusetts has filed a federal complaint charging the state with diverting federal stimulus funds from higher education to other areas, The Boston Globe reported.
June 3, 2009
The State Department has pledged to speed up the visa review process for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from outside the United States -- many of whom have been experiencing serious delays, The New York Times reported. The department said it would bring in extra staff to deal with a backlog, and would also adopt new procedures to prevent future delays. Eventually, routine visa applications should be dealt with in two weeks.
June 3, 2009
Harvard University plans to announce this week that it is creating an endowed visiting professorship in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies, and that it believes that its chair will be the first of its kind in American higher education, The New York Times reported.
June 3, 2009
Loyola College in Maryland announced Tuesday that it will no longer require the SAT or the ACT for admission. Those who wish not to submit scores may instead provide an additional teacher recommendation and/or essay. Loyola’s president, Rev. Brian F.
June 3, 2009
An analysis of contemporary data sets on gender and math ability finds that culture, not biology, is responsible for any gender gap in performance.
June 3, 2009
ATLANTA -- Higher education's love-hate relationship with college rankings was on full display here this week at the annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research, where -- despite the continuing campaign by some campus presidents to marginalize rankings -- campus number crunchers were treated/subjected to at least a half-dozen sessions on the subject.
June 3, 2009
John R. Broderick, interim president of Old Dominion University, in Virginia, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.Fred Kniss, chair of the department of sociology at Loyola University Chicago, has been selected as provost at Eastern Mennonite University.The Rev.
June 2, 2009
To "put students first," Milwaukee technical college unions voluntarily forgo annual pay raise rather than take furloughs; in exchange, administration commits to no layoffs for two years.

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