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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April 2, 2009
Pacific Oaks College announced Wednesday that it is seeking to be merged into another institution. The California college has long been known for its highly personal, non-traditional approach to training teachers.
April 2, 2009
Ward Churchill's lawsuit against the University of Colorado is now in the hands of the jury. The Denver Post reported on closing arguments in the case, in which Churchill maintains he was fired for his political views and the university says that he was fired for repeated instances of scholarly misconduct. Patrick O'Rourke, the universit's lawyer, closed by saying: "The University of Colorado must diligently prevent misconduct.
April 2, 2009
Officials at Brigham Young University are apologizing for an accident last week in which all of the students in the College of Humanities (about 2,500) received an e-mail with the grade point averages of all of their fellow students, with names. University officials said that the e-mail with the students' grades was intended for the registrar, and never should have been sent out to everyone. Officials apologized and pledged to institute controls to prevent similar mistakes in the future.
April 2, 2009
Paul Zingg, president of California State University at Chico, was assaulted in his office on Wednesday. The Chico Enterprise Record reported that authorities detained a man who arrived in the office asking to "speak with the person in charge" and who then struck Zingg in the face and started assaulting him in a conference area in his office. Zingg suffered only minor injuries and was back at work later in the day. Authorities arrested Abe Baxter Stutts Jr. for the assault and could not determine a motive.
April 2, 2009
The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday published detailed guidance about the tens of billions of dollars it is making available to states to restore funds cut from their elementary, secondary and higher education programs.
April 2, 2009
Student and faculty leaders at Chicago State University are objecting to the two finalists named for the presidency there, the Chicago Tribune reported, viewing them as political insiders at a time that the institution could use an outside academic perspective. One finalist is Wayne Watson, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, who has clashed numerous times with faculty members there, Professors voted no confidence in him in 2005, following a strike.
April 1, 2009
About 28,000 applicants to the University of California at San Diego, who were rejected a month ago, recently received an e-mail from the institution congratulating them on their admission. The bad news, the Los Angeles Times reported, is that the e-mail was an error and all of these students were in fact rejected. Mae Brown, admissions director, sent out a subsequent apology. "We recognized the incredible pain receiving this false encouragement caused," she said.
April 1, 2009
These are tough times in scholarly publishing, and several presses have eliminated jobs. At the University of New Mexico Press on Tuesday, some who lost jobs -- or fear that they will lose jobs in outsourcing of some operations -- responded by sending out a "press release" to reporters, to authors, to donors and others.
April 1, 2009
A House of Representatives committee on Tuesday approved legislation designed to improve coordination of federal science education programs. The measure (HR 1709), which was drafted and passed by the House Science Committee, would establish a panel to oversee and ensure the effective interaction of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs sponsored by the various federal research agencies.
April 1, 2009
President of SUNY's Buffalo State College becomes first minority leader of one of Washington's six major higher education associations.

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