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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October 21, 2009
First-year medical enrollments are up 2 percent over last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced Tuesday. Half of that increase comes from the start of operations of four new medical schools, and half from increased enrollments at older institutions. Twelve medical schools -- responding to projections of a doctor shortage -- increased their class size by 7 percent or more for those entering this fall. Data released by the AAMC also show that:
October 21, 2009
Big-time sports programs appear to be moderating their spending slightly, although the vast majority of programs continue to operate in the red, according to a National Collegiate Athletic Association report released Tuesday. The report showed that median revenues at Division I colleges outpaced expenses in 2008, and that expenses were about even with revenues during the three-year period from 2006 to 2008.
October 21, 2009
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday proposed new regulations to govern the marketing of credit cards to college students. The rules, which were published in the Federal Register, would carry out changes to the Truth in Lending Act that Congress made as part of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which was designed to give consumers more protections from the practices of credit card companies.
October 21, 2009
Geert Wilders, an anti-Islamic Dutch politician, was escorted from a stage at Temple University Tuesday night, cutting short a question period when some in the audience started to shout jeers at him, the Associated Press reported. The talk was sponsored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
October 21, 2009
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group, has issued a report strongly backing Rick Steiner, who has accused federal officials of getting him removed from receiving funds from the National Sea Grant Program and his administrators at the University of Alaska of going along with the decision and failing to stand behind his academic freedom.
October 21, 2009
In another sign of change in for-profit higher education, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. announced Tuesday that it was buying Heald College, a regionally accredited institution that is based in San Francisco and operates 11 campuses with about 12,300 students.
October 21, 2009
Canisius College on Tuesday named John J. Hurley as the institution's next president; he will become the second Hurley brother to lead a Roman Catholic college in Buffalo. Hurley is currently the college’s executive vice president and vice president for college relations and will be the first lay president at Canisius. Paul Hurley, one of his brothers, is president of nearby Trocaire College.
October 20, 2009
The White House on Monday released a report on the impact of federal stimulus funds on state budgets for education, with most of the attention in the report -- similar to the way most of the funds were used -- focused on K-12. The report finds that $2.2 billion of the $13.1 billion spent on education in the last academic year went to higher ed, and that $3.2 billion of the $20.3 billion to be spent this academic year will go to higher education.
October 20, 2009
Seattle University suddenly removed its dean of admissions, Michael McKeon, last month, following an off year in the enrollment of freshmen, The Seattle Times reported. While McKeon and senior administrators are not talking about his departure, shifts in admissions strategy are prompting discussion on the campus, where some fear that McKeon's emphasis on attracting minority and low-income students will be replaced by one on attracting more students who can pay.
October 20, 2009
The University of California at Los Angeles, which has found itself and its researchers under attack by underground animal rights groups, is continuing efforts to try to reshape the debate on the use of animals in research.

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