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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August 6, 2009
A new tool -- the Educational Needs Index -- has been unveiled to help educators, politicians, and others measure the status of educational attainment and needs by geographic area. The project is based on U.S. Census Department data and backed by the Lumina Foundation for Education. State and local data focus on measures of:
August 6, 2009
Louisiana College has announced plans to create a medical school in 2012, the Baptist Press reported. The program has a proposed operating budget of $30 million, well over the college's current operating budget of $20 million annually.
August 5, 2009
In a move that will be welcomed by veterans throughout the state, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has upped the maximum tuition benefit available to California veterans under the new, Post-9/11 GI Bill.
August 5, 2009
Court documents show that 26 scientific articles in journals, all about hormone replacement therapy for women, were at least partly ghostwritten by a medical communications company paid by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth, The New York Times reported. The articles suggested a consensus on the value of the therapy, but that apparent consensus has since fallen apart. Eighteen journals published the articles -- without revealing Wyeth's role.
August 5, 2009
The Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, has purchased BPP Holdings, a major for-profit higher education company in Britain. A statement from Apollo said that the acquisition could lead to an expansion of Apollo operations in Britain and the rest of Europe.
August 5, 2009
Two groups that represent academic libraries -- the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and University Libraries -- have joined an appeal to an injunction banning the publication of 60 Years Later, a planned sequel to Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger sees the sequel -- written under the pen name Mr. C., and telling the story of what happened later in life to Holden Caulfield -- as infringing on his copyright, and a federal judge agreed.
August 5, 2009
After the University of Central Florida decided to eliminate its engineering technology program, it set off a competition among community colleges (many of which in Florida are expanding offerings, including bachelor's degrees). As The News-Journal reported, Daytona State College has signed contracts with 10 of the professors who taught at Central Florida, planning to revive the program.
August 5, 2009
The Senate on Tuesday approved a 2010 spending bill that would increase spending on agriculture research by about 5 percent over the current year level and direct about $60 million to specific universities in earmarks designated by individual senators.
August 5, 2009
The University of Louisville shut many programs Tuesday, and will have some programs closed today, due to record rainfall that left many buildings with up to two feet of water. No injuries were reported by several dozen employees who had to be rescued from one building. Damage estimates, while not final, are expected to be significant.
August 5, 2009
Review of colleges' emergency plans suggests relatively few have key elements in place to respond to campus shootings.

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