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 10, 2009
Florida and Connecticut officials are investigating the closure of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, a nationwide for-profit education chain, The Palm Beach Post reported. School officials blamed the closure on the tightening private loan market for students, but state officials are wondering whether students were admitted (and required to pay tuition bills) at a point when the school was already planning to shut down.
March 10, 2009
Robert Gallucci, dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, has been named as the next president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The foundation is best known for its fellows program (commonly called the "genius awards," although the foundation doesn't promote that phrase).
March 10, 2009
In education-specific speech today, President Obama will expand on calls to improve "poor" college completion rates.
March 9, 2009
A vehicle owned by a University of California at Los Angeles researcher was firebombed on Saturday, and underground animal rights groups have taken responsibility for the attack. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block condemned the attack, part of a series against the university's researchers.
March 9, 2009
The Education Department is reporting significant gains in applications for federal financial aid and in volume in direct lending. Both gains have been expected, but data reported to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provide some details on the trends.
March 9, 2009
NCAA finds tutors helped 61 athletes cheat in courses, but university balks at punishment -- including giving up wins in football that could cost coach shot at record.
March 9, 2009
Focusing on the small stuff, too, U.S. agency alters its Web presence to help students navigate financial aid process.
March 8, 2009
The U.S. Education Department on Saturday published additional guidance about how it plans to distribute more than $50 billion in the coming months to help states stem cuts to education programs.
March 8, 2009
Conventional wisdom has it that economic chaos prompts students to seek college programs that are highly practical and that yield sure job offers. But music programs are experiencing a surge in applications, the Chicago Tribune reported, even as jobs with orchestras and arts groups are increasingly hard to come by.
March 8, 2009
New York Medical College, a free-standing institution with 1,600 students in M.D., public health and other graduate medical sciences programs, has signed a letter of intent to merge with a university, but won't name the likely partner, The Journal News reported. A spokeswoman for Touro College, while not confirming that it had signed a letter of intent, said that officials there were in "serious negotiations" with the medical college.

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