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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December 15, 2009
Students at Boise State University organized a rally after hateful fliers were distributed on campus -- by who is not known -- KTVB News reported. The fliers claimed to be providing information about safe sex, and said that "blacks are walking STD factories" and "once you go black we don't want you back."
December 15, 2009
Authorities are investigating vandalism that damaged about three-fourths of the pianos in practice rooms at Ithaca College this weekend, The Ithaca Journal reported. Some of the pianos were severely damaged, while others had parts removed. The piano vandalism comes as music students are preparing for final exams and performances.
December 15, 2009
Canadian universities -- like their counterparts in the United States -- have been telling students to stay away from campuses if they have flu-like symptoms.
December 15, 2009
Higher education company will pay U.S. $67.5 million and $11 million to plaintiffs' lawyers to settle claims that it illegally compensated its student recruiters.
December 15, 2009
With college lobbyists awaiting action on student loan reform, passage of 2010 spending bills get little attention. A quick review of what's in them.
December 14, 2009
When colleges' borrowers are tracked three years into repayment instead of two, the rates at which they default on student loans rise by 75 percent. Many more risk penalties.
December 14, 2009
Paul A. Samuelson, one of the most influential scholars of economics, died Sunday at the age of 94. Samuelson was on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was credited with leading the department's rise to become one of the most influential in economics.
December 14, 2009
U.S. visa and immigration laws and policies need major changes for American universities to continue to attract top talent from abroad, according to a report being released today by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
December 14, 2009
The Obama administration has launched a study of the open access model of publishing in which materials are made available free online. The tone of the notice about the study -- from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy -- suggests interest in expanding open access as a federal policy beyond research supported by the National Institutes of Health.
December 14, 2009
The House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation on Saturday designed to toughen federal regulation of the finance industry, and the measure has significant implications for private student loans in two ways.

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