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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July 20, 2009
Baylor University has removed its alumni association from the university's Web site, e-mail service and toll-free phone lines, The Waco Tribune reported. The alumni association and the university have fought previously and have also previously agreed on financial independence for the alumni group.
July 20, 2009
You're familiar with the pattern by now: Groups release reports with data and analysis about various aspects of higher education finance, fund raising and other matters, but because they cover a time before the economy crashed late last year, the conclusions carry a big, fat asterisk.
July 20, 2009
Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.
July 17, 2009
Continuing its efforts to identify and encourage new ways to measure higher education performance, the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability issued a new report Thursday designed to gauge how successfully public colleges in various states use their available resources to produce graduates with credentials that are valued in their markets.
July 17, 2009
Most colleges have emergency plans in place, a new survey has found. The survey, by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, found that 85 percent of colleges have an emergency preparedness plan that at least meets the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association; two-thirds of colleges and universities have a plan in place for communicating with students and employees during an emergency, and 77 percent of respondents have adopted an on-campus emergency committee involving officials from a range of departments.
July 17, 2009
To meet demands for flexible course times for adult students with jobs, Bunker Hill Community College will offer two popular courses this fall with class times that begin at 11:45 p.m. Sections of the introductory course in psychology and another in writing will run until 2:30 a.m. “Many people finish work late at night and must be up with their children first thing in the morning,” said John P. Reeves, chair of behavioral science. “This is the only time they can come to school.”
July 17, 2009
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has amended rules for the state's need-based scholarships for attending public institutions, so that home-schooled students can be eligible, The Washington Post reported. The standard requirement has been a 2.5 grade point average in high school, effectively excluded home-schooled students. Under the new rules, home-schooled students are eligible with at least a 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT.
July 17, 2009
The battles over Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law requiring gender equity in education programs receiving federal funds, frequently focus on numbers. This week the College Sports Council, which argues that Title IX is encouraging colleges to eliminate men's teams, issued a new report to advance its cause.
July 17, 2009
The Education Department today released final regulations for several programs that provide funds for centers focused on international studies, area studies and foreign languages. The regulations carry out changes made by Congress in the Higher Education Act on a range of technical and financial rules.
July 17, 2009
Thirty-four Nobel Laureates on Thursday issued a joint statement calling on Congress to adopt President Obama proposed $150 billion Clean Energy Technology Fund in the climate legislation it is considering. The climate bill approved by the House in June falls far short of this goal, endangering the goal of conducting research on a variety of topics related to climate change, according to the statement.

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