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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November 13, 2009
Baylor University continues to feud with its alumni association, which is independent. Just last month, the university abandoned a controversial plan to absorb the association into the university. But the latest way for the university to show its respect for the association's independence is raising some eyebrows.
November 13, 2009
Fairfield University is considering harassment charges against its student newspaper over a controversial column on campus sex, the Associated Press reported. The column -- which led some female students to charge harassment -- focused on one-night stands. The essay advised male students on how to navigate "the road to pleasure town" and to share details with friends to make sure "her walk of shame is an induction into your hall of fame."
November 12, 2009
Poll data released Wednesday night suggest that most Californians do not see the budget crises facing their higher education systems as endangering their quality. The poll, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California found that while strong majorities believe state budget cuts (70 percent) and overall affordability (57 percent) are big problems, far fewer (21 percent) characterize the quality of California public colleges and universities the same way.
November 12, 2009
The U.S. Education Department published final regulations Wednesday laying out the requirements for what states must report to the federal government to receive money in 2010 through the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided tens of billions of dollars of economic stimulus funds.
November 12, 2009
Ave Maria University has banned a blogger who has been critical of the university from the campus, The Naples News reported. University officials said that the blogger, Marielena Montesino de Stuart, has demonstrated "an ongoing and open hostility" to the university, and that as a private institution, it has the right to restrict access to campus.
November 12, 2009
Richard Herman has withdrawn as a candidate to become the next president of New Mexico State University, The News-Gazette reported. Herman's status as a finalist had raised eyebrows as he recent resigned as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign amid a scandal over admissions preferences for politically connected applicants.
November 12, 2009
The American Association of University Professors has lifted its censure of Tulane University, following an agreement that Tulane would not cite the move in defending itself in lawsuits from former faculty members. Tulane was censured in 2007 for the way it eliminated departments and made decisions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
November 12, 2009
The University of Toronto is the latest institution to be discussing the meanings of and hurt associated with blackface. Maclean's reported that the university had a town hall discussion following word that some students dressed for Halloween as "the Jamaican Bobsled Team," darkening their faces. While the students maintained that they were not trying to be offensive, members of the Black Students' Association said that blackface is inherently offensive.
November 12, 2009
John Bassett, president of Clark University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed president of Heritage University, in Washington State.Fletcher Lamkin, a consultant and former president of Westminster College, in Missouri, has been selected as president of Kansas Wesleyan University.Robert S.
November 11, 2009
The days when the salaries of big-time football and men's basketball coaches would shock and surprise have probably long since passed for most observers. Several head football coaches blew past the $3 million mark years ago, and topped the $4 million a year barrier in 2007.

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