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 19, 2009
An article in The New York Times details the common practice of drug companies offering to ghostwrite articles in scientific journals in the names of prominent professors. The article describes how professors are recruited, an apparent reluctance by universities or federal agencies to police the practice and the growing pressure from Sen. Charles Grassley to get the National Institutes of Health to crack down on the practice.
August 19, 2009
Four more University of Illinois trustees have volunteered to quit in the wake of a scandal over trustees and politicians using their influence in the admissions process, the Chicago Tribune reported. Gov. Pat Quinn has threatened to fire those who don't resign, as has been recommended by a special state panel that investigated the admissions scandal.
August 19, 2009
The University of Pittsburgh will not accept a bequest of $225,000 from George Sodini, who opened fire in a health club this month, killing three women and injuring nine before killing himself, The Tribune-Review reported. Sodini was a graduate of Pitt and the bequest became public this week. But Pitt announced that it believed any available funds from the bequest should go to victims of the shootings and their families.
August 19, 2009
Erasmus University, in the Netherlands, has fired Tariq Ramadan from a visiting professor position he held, citing his having hosted a show on Iranian television, the Associated Press reported. Ramadan is a leading thinker on Islam who teaches at the University of Oxford.
August 19, 2009
Agnes Scott College has decided to no longer require the SAT or ACT for admissions. College officials cited research prepared last year by the National Association for College Admission Counseling as well as internal work suggesting that test scores weren't essential to make good admissions decisions.
August 19, 2009
An academic study has found that the colleges of the University of Oxford were more likely in 2002 to offer undergraduate spots to male than female applicants, even though the female applicants had better grades, The Guardian reported. Oxford officials said that the data are out of date, but also denied that any discrimination took place in 2002.
August 18, 2009
Paper attributes comparative drop in American university productivity internationally to decline in financial support for public universities.
August 18, 2009
Authorities arrested four people Monday at a protest at the University of California at Berkeley over the continued tenure there of John Yoo, a law professor who during work in the Bush administration wrote several memos used to justify the use of torture on suspected terrorists, the Associated Press reported.
August 18, 2009
Many University of California professors are urging a federal judge to alter the proposed settlement of the suit against Google over its plans to build a mammoth digital library, The New York Times reported.

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