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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September 14, 2009
As new university consortium meets, survey shows programs and enrollments expanding rapidly.
September 14, 2009
A Cornell University student died Friday from H1N1-related complications, the university announced. Hundreds of Cornell students have H1N1, but most of them -- as it the case at many other campuses -- are experiencing mild cases. Warren Schor, the Cornell student, was 20. He is the third student nationally to die from H1N1 or related illnesses.
September 14, 2009
Morgan State University has set off an unusual debate by challenging the right of University of Maryland University College to start a doctoral program to train community college administrators, The Baltimore Sun reported.
September 14, 2009
Colleges and universities in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (all three divisions) plan to add 174 teams over the next two years and cut 59, according to a survey by the Associated Press. An article on the survey noted that while some colleges cut teams for economic reasons, many add teams for economic reasons, seeing them as key to their enrollment or other strategies.
September 14, 2009
Wesley College, in Delaware, has been punished by the National College Athletic Association’s Division III Committee on Infractions for major financial aid violations in its football program.
September 14, 2009
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology will open this week as the first foreign-sponsored university in North Korea, AFP reported. The university is backed by a foundation in South Korea, which has spent more than $32 million on the project. Faculty members will be Koreans -- from North and South Korea, and ethnic Koreans who live elsewhere.
September 11, 2009
The U.S. government's top copyright official criticized the settlement between Google and copyright holders over the company's controversial Google Books project, saying the arrangement is "not a settlement at all" but an "end run around legislative process and prerogatives" that could "dramatically compromise the legal rights" of authors and publishers.
September 11, 2009
A plan to increase charges at the University of California would result in students paying more than $10,000 annually by next fall in fees (which in every other state would be called tuition), an increase of 44 percent since the fall of 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported. The increases -- now under consideration by the Board of Regents -- are a response to deep cuts in state support.
September 11, 2009
The American Council on Education announced a new round of grants to encourage colleges to offer flexibility to professors seeking to advance their careers while also handling family responsibilities. Among the winners: Bowdoin College, which will use the funds to continue its work to accommodate partners using half-time tenure-track positions, job sharing for academic couples, and a "research associate" title for partners seeking an institutional affiliation.
September 11, 2009
State and other policymakers should be wary of making decisions based upon college rankings, says a report issued Thursday by the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The report reviews the research about rankings, and notes that while many educators may look down on rankings, they have the potential to have significant impact on public policy.

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