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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February 25, 2009
As the Obama administration prepares to unveil a bare-bones version of the federal budget for the 2010 fiscal year today, Congress is moving ahead with polishing off the 2009 budget. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed an omnibus spending bill, largely along party lines, that would increase funds for Pell Grant and several science agencies, but keep most student aid programs at their 2008 levels.
February 25, 2009
The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act has new life in a new Congress. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the bill, which would authorize $80 million in grants for study abroad, to be administered by a new foundation. An earlier version of the legislation fell short of passage in the 110th Congress after clearing the House of Representatives.
February 25, 2009
Tennessee's public colleges and universities are facing huge budget cuts. So students at Middle Tennessee State University are not amused about their institution spending $10,000 on a public relations campaign to get students to vote for a student fee hike to pay for a new parking garage. The idea that money that the students have already paid is being used to urge them to spend more has many of them angry. "Lobbying the students for a fee increase with student money is unethical and incorrigible.
February 25, 2009
A conflict over the state funding formula for community colleges is getting bitter in Nebraska. Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, has been kicked out of the Nebraska Community College Association. Metro says that it wouldn't pay for lobbying against its own interests.
February 25, 2009
In speech to Congress, Obama calls for at least one postsecondary year for every American and says U.S. should reclaim mantle of most educated country.
February 25, 2009
Donations to colleges and universities rose significantly in 2008 fiscal year, but decline widely expected going forward.
February 24, 2009
The Rev. Joseph Martino, bishop of Scranton, on Tuesday asked Misericordia University to specify how sexuality is taught at the institution, and whether those teachings are consistent with Roman Catholic teaching. The statement followed an appearance at the university by Keith Boykin, an advocate for gay rights. The bishop had asked that the talk be called off, and he is now asking the university to "seriously consider" abolishing its Diversity Institute, which invited Boykin.
February 24, 2009
As a growing number of Texas lawmakers push to give college students to the right to carry concealed weapons on campus, an unofficial spokesman has emerged at the University of Texas at Austin to oppose such a move.
February 24, 2009
Canadian officials are moving to recruit and enroll many more international students. The Toronto Star reported that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently noted that Australia allows 10 times the students from India that Canada does, and vowed to change that ratio.
February 24, 2009
Rather than fight with the ex-president, Congressional Democrats put off 2009 budget to this year. House spending plan shows why, promising new funds for education and other social programs.

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