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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November 11, 2009
The National Federation of the Blind will announce today that Syracuse University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison are holding off on expansions of Kindle offerings for students until the reading device is more accessible to the visually impaired, the Associated Press announced.
November 11, 2009
Massachusetts officials, including Gov. Deval Patrick, are criticizing the University of Massachusetts at Amherst over an invitation to Ray Luc Levasseur, the founder of a radical group called the United Freedom Front, who was jailed and convicted for his role in a series of bombing attacks, The Boston Globe reported.
November 11, 2009
Women are more likely than men to be actively involved in their children's academic performance and to want to see their offspring go to college, but less likely to be involved in saving and investing to pay for college, a study released Tuesday by asset managers OppenheimerFunds suggests. Women with children who are approaching college-age are more likely to help their children research colleges, go on campus tours and apply for financial aid.
November 11, 2009
Negotiations on health care reform have pushed virtually every other issue onto the U.S. Senate's back burners this fall.
November 11, 2009
Canada's York University this week officially launched the first M.B.A. program in India run by a university from outside India. The York program will involve a year of classes at the S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, in Mumbai, and a year in Toronto at York's Schulich School of Business. York faculty members will teach a majority of courses in Mumbai and all classes in Toronto.
November 11, 2009
Lionel McIntyre, a professor in Columbia University's architecture college, was arrested Monday and charged with assault and harassment of Camille Davis, a theater production manager at Columbia's arts college, The New York Times reported. The alleged assault took place at a bar near campus and reportedly followed a heated discussion about race. The police report indicated that McIntyre punched Davis in the right eye.
November 11, 2009
The Iranian government is condemning the University of Oxford for creating a scholarship in memory of an Iranian woman who was killed in the post-election protests in the country, Bloomberg reported.
November 10, 2009
The American Council on Education has launched a new Web site, Today's GI Bill, to help veterans learn about the new education benefits available to them, the college selection process, and how to succeed in higher education. The site -- debuting just before Veterans Day -- was created with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.
November 10, 2009
The Academic Senate at the University of California at Berkeley backed a non-binding resolution last week that calls for an end to administrative subsidies for athletics and more faculty oversight of the sports program, The Daily Californian reported.
November 10, 2009
A quadriplegic student at East Central University has been ordered to leave a dormitory unless he hires an assistant to live with him, The Oklahoman reported. The university says that the requirement is a matter of safety, since the student can't leave his room without assistance. But the student says he can't afford to hire an assistant to live with him overnight.

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