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 22, 2010
The University of Wisconsin at Madison last year suspended the right of a professor to work with animals after finding a "clear pattern" of problems with her treatment of animals, The Wisconsin State Journal reported. University officials said that Michele Basso showed a lack of respect to veterinarians and engaged in poor record-keeping about the use of animals. Basso denied violating any rules.
March 22, 2010
Lipscomb University, a private institution in Nashville, was recently revealed to have violated federal laws that bar bonuses paid to admissions officers based on the number of students they recruit. The violation occurred in 2003, but came to light in the wake of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report about incentive compensation last month.
March 22, 2010
Chris Avenir is suing Canada's Ryerson University in a $10 million class action over the institution's rule banning students from bringing lawyers to academic misconduct hearings where they could receive failing grades or be recommended for more severe punishment, The Toronto Star reported.
March 22, 2010
The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education has voted to halt its search for a new commissioner of higher education because Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed merging the higher education agency with the state department that oversees elementary and secondary schools, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
March 22, 2010
Following three confirmed cases of mumps at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, up to 170 students may be barred from campus because they are not adequately vaccinated, The Press Republican reported. Numerous colleges experienced mumps outbreaks in 2006.
March 22, 2010
The University of Edinburgh is facing criticism for favoring students from Scotland and the north of England who are applying to some of its more overcrowded programs, The Times (London) reported. While the university says that it is simply trying to reach out to its home region, educators from other parts of Britain are furious.
March 22, 2010
Ann Coulter, whose past statements have offended a wide range of groups, has been warned by a Canadian university where she will appear today that Canada has different views about free speech and hate speech than does the United States.
March 22, 2010
Overshadowed by health care, legislation to end lender-based federal loans and use savings to shore up grants for needy students nears final approval.
March 19, 2010
Compromise legislation, clearing several key hurdles, would provide billions for Pell Grants, minority institutions -- and, in a late reversal, community colleges.
March 19, 2010
The California State University System has adopted a new "early start" policy in which those needing remediation will have to complete those courses before the start of their first year at the university, The San Jose Mercury News reported. The remedial courses will be available in the summer, or online to be finished during high school. Cal State officials say that the program will encourage more students to take the necessary steps to truly be ready to start college.

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