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 15, 2009
Washington University in St. Louis has told a Senate committee that Timothy K. Kuklo, a physician who is on leave from the university, failed to report for a year his ties to Medtronic even as he was conducting company-sponsored research, The New York Times reported. Kuklo is at the center of a controversy over research that has since been discredited amid allegations he falsified parts of a study. Kuklo has declined to comment on the situation, or the Washington University finding.
July 15, 2009
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is today moving the Rock, all 80 tons of it, across the street, The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported. The Rock is commonly used by students for free expression, but it sits where the university wants to build a new student health center. If the Rock breaks in transit, the university plans to replace it and to auction off the pieces.
July 15, 2009
As House Democrats embrace Obama loan proposal, many at financial aid meeting (often grudgingly) see shift to government-based lending as inevitable, though lenders vow continued fight.
July 14, 2009
Two former University of Illionois presidents, together with two former chancellors, have called for changes in the way trustees are appointed (so that the governor's power might be reduced) and for changes in the make-up of the current board, The News-Gazette reported.
July 14, 2009
Canada's University of Ottawa has acknowledged that 600 applicants to its law school were never considered for admission this year when their applications were overlooked, CBC News reported. Officials blamed the situation on human error. The applications will be reviewed now, and the university will offer admission to anyone who would have been admitted had they been reviewed at the standard time.
July 14, 2009
Kennesaw State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Florida and Utah Valley University have been granted full membership in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
July 14, 2009
Rutgers University's board will vote today to restore a luxury recruiting center -- with a full supply of plasma televisions -- after donors gave $5 million after the expense was cut from a $102 million renovation of the football stadium, The Star-Ledger reported.
July 13, 2009
President Obama is getting ready to unveil his plan to help community colleges improve the job skills of Americans. Writing in The Washington Post Sunday, Obama stressed the importance of community colleges. "In an economy where jobs requiring at least an associate's degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience, it's never been more essential to continue education and training after high school.
July 13, 2009
A federal appeals court last week revived a lawsuit challenging the policy under which graduates of law schools in Wisconsin need not take the state's bar exam to practice law, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
July 13, 2009
Iranian authorities have arrested Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American social scientist, although the nature of the charges is unclear, the Associated Press reported. His family members have no information on where he was taken. Tajbakhsh was arrested in 2007 and released after four months in prison. This Web site, prepared by supporters in 2007, details his work as a scholar.

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