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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September 16, 2009
Barry Stern, former director of the Hillwood Museum at Long Island University, has been charged with stealing nine Egyptian artifacts from the collection and selling them through an auction house, Newsday reported. Stern's lawyer said he would not comment until his client surrenders to authorities today. Authorities say that Stern told Christie's, which sold eight of the artifacts, that he obtained them from his parents.
September 16, 2009
The White House did the unsurprising Tuesday: threw its weight behind House of Representatives legislation that would carry out several of President Obama's key higher education priorities. The Statement of Administration Policy issued by the Office of Management and Budget formally endorsed H.R.
September 16, 2009
Many Canadian universities are seeing increases in Latin enrollments, The Globe and Mail reported. Experts say that modern pop culture -- from HBO's "Rome" to Angelina Jolie's Latin tattoo -- is increasing student interest in the ancient language.
September 16, 2009
What's a pig? A student with H1N1. A pig in a blanket? That's a sick student staying home in bed. And the farm is the pig's parents' home. These definitions are part of an unusual H1N1 glossary produced at Johns Hopkins University to promote discussion of H1N1 and to have a chuckle as well. Some of the other definitions:
September 15, 2009
Southeastern University, in Washington, D.C., has lost its accreditation and is not offering courses this fall, The Washington Post reported. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education found that the college lacked academic rigor and was losing its students and faculty members. Southeastern, with a history of serving international and low-income students, was founded in 1879. The university is hoping for a merger with another area college.
September 15, 2009
Five years into the process of moving its sports program into the National Collegiate Athletic Association's top competitive level, Winston-Salem State University has decided to remain in Division II, the university announced Friday. Winston-Salem began the process of reclassifying its athletics programs to Division I, with the hope of increased visibility and the prospect of attracting higher quality athletes with increased scholarship funds.
September 15, 2009
Responding to objections from American Indian students and staff members, the University of Michigan will remove a set of dioramas depicting scenes of Native American life from its natural history museum, Indian Country Today reported. Some American Indian professors at Michigan said they found it insulting for them and their culture to be represented as miniaturized dolls amid the museum's dinosaur bones and fossils.
September 15, 2009
Enrollments of male students have stagnated but held stable at public historically black colleges and universities over the past two decades, while the number of female students has risen by more than a third, according to a report published Monday by the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The philanthropic group's report provides a wealth of data about the institutions' students, finances, academic programs and study abroad programs, among other aspects.
September 15, 2009
U.S. data show 6.7 percent of student loan borrowers failed to repay their loans in 2007-8, up from 5.2 percent the year before.
September 14, 2009
Study finds that increased grant aid in Quebec improved students' college going and persistence, but did not raise graduation rates.

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